You may have heard that oats are great for your health, but did you know the benefits they can have on your skin? Oats, or colloidal oatmeal in particular, can have a positive impact on the health of your skin and body by nourishing and hydrating. Read on to discover why.
What is colloidal oatmeal?
Colloidal oatmeal is a blend of oats which has been very finely milled into an almost powder-like state, which is then suspended into some form of liquid. This helps the colloidal oatmeal to be easily absorbed into the skin and reap its maximum benefits.
How does it help the skin?
Naturally rich in polysaccharides, colloidal oatmeal helps to protect the skin by sealing in its natural moisture, which keeps it hydrated and soft. This makes it a great ingredient to use in your bodycare routine if you suffer from any dry or dehydrated areas.
In addition, oats are great at calming any redness or irritation on the skin’s surface. Rich in actives called avenathramides (which are responsible for reducing irritation) colloidal oatmeal is perfect for sensitive skin days. We love to use it every day to keep skin soft and healthy, but in case of emergency, break glass and use oats!
Finally, they are increidbly rich in compounds called saponins, which help to gently cleanse the skin without irritating it. Perfect for sensitive skin, the saponins in colloidal oatmeal absorb dirt and debris to leave the skin soft, healthy and glowing.