Colloidal oatmeal is a finely ground form of oats that have been used for boosting skins health. It is created by grinding oat grains into a very fine powder that can be added into a bath or into various skin care products and can be used topically as a protectant, soothing moisturizer, cleanser and itch-reliever. It is amazing particularly for skins health, because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. That’s why very often can be found in many body care products such as soaps, shampoos, shower gels, and lotions.
This natural product contains proteins, lipids, polysaccharides, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals and it is very often used in skin care due to its cleansing, moisturizing, antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. Its ability to hold the skin's moisture and heal dryness goes to its heavy concentration of beta-glucan and starches while its cleansing ability is owed to its saponin content.
There are many skin benefits from this natural ingredient, here are some of them:
Improves dry and irritated skin - This natural substance is a great choice for skin that is generally dry and irritated. Skin treatment with colloidal oat lotion can result in significant improvements in skin dryness, scaling, roughness and itch intensity.
Treats Eczema and Psoriasis – Eczema can be improved by the topical use of colloidal oatmeal. This natural remedy can provide pH-buffering capacity and significantly improve dryness, moisture level, and skin barrier health. And just like with eczema, colloidal oatmeal has been identified as a helpful form of natural treatment for psoriasis because of its inherent anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.
Relieves Sunburn - Colloidal oatmeal can come to the rescue and help calm the redness, inflammation, itchiness, and pain that often accompanies a sunburn.
Relives Rashes and Bug Bites - When skin is itchy and irritated, its pH level may be too high or too low. Colloidal oatmeal acts as a buffering agent and can help bring skin pH back to normal levels.