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Skincare Secret Ingredient: Oats

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Courtesy of Be Fine

Oats aren’t just part of a well-balanced breakfast — they’re also a powerful ingredient in many skincare products. Known for their anti-inflammatory properties, oats are packed into intensely hydrating body moisturizers like Aveeno’s Skin Relief Moisturizing Lotion, $10, a fragrance-free formula for super-dry, itchy skin. If you’d rather experience a bathtime oat-infused treat, try Liz Earle’s Orange Flower Botanical Body Wash, $20, which contains a natural foaming agent — perfect for sensitive skin. But oats aren’t regulated to body care alone- oat extract is used in Be Fine Food Skin Care’s Gentle Cleanser, $16, to sooth inflammation. So next time you find yourself craving a warm bowl of oatmeal, expand your horizons — your skin will thank you.