Say Goodbye To Winter Dryness With Colloidal Oatmeal

by Metreye

Colloidal oatmeal, a fiber rich super food works wonders to heal the dry, itchy and inflammed skin that is common in winters.

Colloidal oatmeal, a pulverized form of traditional oats to which water has been added, contains complex sugar beta glucan, natural form of vitamin-E, and saponins that gently clean the skin and form a protective film on it to seal the moisture within. Oatmeal based soaps, body soaks and moisturizers provide a natural treatment for skin rashes, eczema, and atopic dermatitis that get aggrevated in winter season.

Oatmeal - the natural moisturizer

Oats are rich in beta glucan
Oats are rich in beta glucan

Skin Benefits Of Oatmeal

What is Colloidal Oatmeal ?

   Oats or Aveena sativa have been used as a healthy breakfast option since hundreds of years. Being rich in fiber and loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, oats are heart healthy and reduce cholesterol effectively.

   Colloidal oatmeal, an FDA approved miracle ingredient of moisturizers, soaps and body washes, is prepared by fine grinding traditional oats and then adding water to the oat powder to make a thin, milky white liquid.

Oats - the nature,s gift for a wonderful skin

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Winter dryness

Wintertime dryness, particularly of lower extremities, is a very common and bothersome condition. The hands, forearms, cheeks, lips and trunk may also be affected.

   Itch, a dry appearance, chapping and cracking of skin are more or less prominent. This condition is further aggrevated by low humidity.

   Winter dryness is more common in elderly individuals and those with atopic dermatitis. Excessive washing exacerbates this problem.

Oatmeal based moisturizers
Oatmeal based moisturizers

Ways in which Colloidal Oatmeal heals dry irritated skin

  • Oatmeal contains complex polysaccharide sugar beta glucan that forms a sticky, gelatinous mass on adding water to it. This forms a protective film and prevents water loss from the skin. It naturally repairs the skin barrier binding the epidermal cells together. This relieves dryness and makes the skin soft and supple.
  • Oatmeal contains natural form of vitamin-E and lubricating fats that moisturize the skin.
  • The natural aveenanthramides present in oatmeal based soaps and body baths help build skin defense against microbes and reduce the itching and discomfort in chicken pox. 
  • Oatmeal is rich in fiber that swells up on combining with water and reduces skin dryness that commonly exacerbates eczema and psoriasis.
  • Oatmeal contains saponins, the natural cleansers with emulsifying and foaming properties, making it a perfect skin cleanser, exfoliant and a natural wintertime body scrub.

Oats for a supple and soft skin

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Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream, 7.3 Ounce

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Various forms in which colloidal oatmeal can be used

   Oatmeal has natural skin rejuvenating properties. It can be used in the following forms for a fresh, radiant skin during winters :

  • Bath soaks
  • Face wash
  • Natural body scrub
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Gel
  • Dry shampoo
  • Powder


Updated: 10/20/2014, Metreye
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DerdriuMarriner on 05/22/2017

Metreye, Wild oats grow in the meadow alongside my natural garden and yard. Do they call for the same preparation, and convey the same benefits, as the colloidal oatmeal preparation from "traditional" oats?

Metreye on 02/03/2015

Oatmeal is indeed a wonderful skin care ingredient. Thanks for the read Sheilamarie.

sheilamarie on 02/03/2015

Oatmeal baths can be very soothing.

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