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Take the Sting Out of Spring!

Updated: Jul 21, 2023

How to Naturally Soothe Skin Irritations

Ahhh……Springtime! You’ve been cooped up all winter long and now it’s time to enjoy this season of gardening, fishing, hiking, watching little ones (or not so little ones) play outdoor sports, and soaking up some much-needed sun. Unfortunately, Springtime is also the season for insect bites, poison ivy, and sunburn. How do you soothe these skin irritations and take the sting out of Spring? The answer might surprise you!

A person itching a rash/irritated skin

Most people have a medicine cabinet filled with products for sunburn, poison ivy, insect bites, rashes, and other skin irritations. Sometimes, these products work but at what cost?Most of them are filled with dangerous chemicals and additives that can actually exacerbate the problem. So, what is the alternative? OATS!

A bowl of oats

That’s right! This popular breakfast staple (which is probably in your pantry right now) is an amazing way to care for your skin. Below are just some of the amazing benefits:

1. Soothing Relief

If you have ever dealt with the pain and irritation of eczema, sunburn, or bug bites you know how annoying, and even excruciating, they can be. Oats contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and calm the skin. This will greatly reduce itching, and the pain that comes with it. Additionally, these same properties make oats a great way to combat acne. Bonus!

2. Damage Protection

Besides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, oats contain flavonoids that act as UV filters on the skin. They also protect the skin from chemicals and toxins, which can prevent future issues.

A really bad sunburn

3. Hydration

Part of the reason skin becomes so irritated during Springtime is acute dryness, especially from overexposure to sun and chemicals. Oats contain proteins that repair skin’s protective outer layer and help to seal in moisture.

4. Exfoliation

Oats are a natural exfoliator that helps rid skin of naturally occurring dead skin cells. The exfoliation process also helps with scars, spots, or discoloration of the skin. The result? A brighter, more youthful looking complexion.

5. Natural Cleansing

Because oats are very absorbent and contain saponins, they remove excess oil buildup and detoxify pores. Saponins are a natural carbohydrate found in plants and legumes, which help to protect them against microbes and fungi. This natural trait boosts the power of oats to cleanse and detoxify pores without stripping your skin of its naturally occurring oils. Skin is cleansed, without becoming dehydrated!

Oats have benefits for all skin types. Oats cleanse, purify, detoxify, exfoliate, soothe and calm the skin. Whether you have a chronic skin condition or rash, have been overexposed to the sun, or received an irritating visit from poison ivy or a hungry insect, oats are a great alternative to over the counter, chemically laden products.

Soothing Oats soap with sprinkled oats

Our SOOTHING OATS soap is safe for all skin types, as well as all ages. It also contains natural Shea butter, which helps to keep skin soft, hydrated, and calm. You’ll love its fresh, gentle scent and bubbly lather.

So go ahead! Enjoy your garden, sports, outdoor hobbies and sun. Our SOOTHING OATS bar has got you covered!

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