If you suffer from dry, itchy skin then chances are you’ve been recommended colloidal oatmeal before. If not, it's time you tried it out. We're started the research for you here.
Found in a wide variety of cosmetics such as moisturisers, shampoos and shaving creams, the all natural colloidal oatmeal is a favourite when it comes to softening and soothing the skin.
It’s made by grinding the oat into a fine powder. Being high in fat, proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, it offers numerous benefits to our skin with the FDA even identifying it as a skin protectant with anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
The same heart- healthy properties associated with having oatmeal for breakfast can help the skin's inflammatory response. As a result, colloidal oatmeal is often used to alleviate symptoms of a broad range of skin conditions such as eczema, severe skin irritation, itchiness or dryness, mild burns and chickenpox.