Saponins for cleaning
Oatmeal contains Saponins, which are natural cleansers that gently remove dirt and oil from pores and help in the recovery of the eczematous skin by moisturizing, restoring the skin barrier, reducing itching, and regulating inflammation. The gritty nature of oats makes it an excellent scrub for sensitive skins that cannot tolerate the usual exfoliators. No wonder oats are part of many moisturizers available in the market. Thanks to its lipids and protein content that have humectant, occlusive and emollient properties.