Discover how oatmeal effectively relieves itching and soothes irritations caused by dry skin.
She was envied for her beauty, particularly for her always smooth and radiant skin! In ancient times, the queen of Egypt had a secret...she immersed her goddess-like body in a milky bath. This practice continued with the discovery of colloidal oatmeal.
Over time, this cereal has been ground into a fine powder called colloidal oatmeal, which preserves all its active principles and makes them easier to incorporate. Nowadays, this fine powder is used for soothing baths and in several cosmetics as well as pharmaceutical products. A pioneer, Cleopatra would have loved to try it!
How colloidal oatmeal can boost your skincare routine
One of the properties of this cereal is its ability to hydrate and protect the skin. Its high protein content allows for intense nourishment and deep hydration of the epidermis to soothe it. It is also rich in lipids and, as nature is well made, the external structure of our skin is too. This is why it effectively helps to preserve hydration since it merges with the skin.
Used regularly in your beauty routine, it can contribute to the regeneration of your skin barrier. Your skin will finally be able to properly protect itself against external aggressors to regain all its elasticity and natural radiance.
Colloidal oatmeal is full of other important ingredients:
Saponins: A natural alternative to sulfates that gently cleanses the skin without irritating it.
Vitamins B, E, and K: Hydrates, regenerates, and soothe the skin while preserving its proper functioning.
Minerals: Very important for maintaining healthy skin, they help balance its pH and play an essential role in cell structure.
Enzymes: Helps keep the skin smooth and soft, and reduces scars and pigmentation.
Flavonoids: Powerful antioxidants that help counteract free radicals.
Steroids: Relieve and soothe redness and itching.
Carotenoids: Protect against free radicals and maintain good skin health.
Phenolic acids: Significant reduction of collagen and elastin breakdown by free radicals.
Finally, all of these compounds work together to calm the symptoms of dry skin and help the skin regain a healthy appearance. The cherry on top? This fine powder is able to protect all of its compounds thanks to its natural antioxidants. This allows it to preserve the integrity of its ingredients and last longer.
Bye bye dry skin: 5 symptoms that oats can relieve
The ancestral use of oats has allowed us to understand how versatile and powerful its properties are. That's where all its magic lies, it manages to soothe and relieve multiple symptoms caused by dry skin such as:
- Redness, patches, and itching
- Rough and granulated skin
- Desquamating lesions (small white skin)
- Cracks and chapping
- Tightness and tingling
Oat is a true natural remedy for relieving and soothing eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Another factor to consider is age. Indeed, the older we get, the drier our skin becomes. So why not rely on this totally natural and highly effective resource?
A royal treatment
Preparing an oat bath is not complicated at all! In fact, one wonders why Cleopatra needed ten servants... Anyway, this fine powder manages to bind and absorb water to form a film on the surface of your skin. This beautiful symbiosis gently cleanses and moisturizes the epidermis, providing an intensely soothing effect.
Make sure your bathtub is clean and fill it with warm water. It is best not to use hot water as it aggravates skin inflammation and also draws moisture from your skin.
Add about 2 tablespoons of colloidal oatmeal (or follow the recommendations on the packaging of your purchase).
Mix well continuously before filling your bathtub.
Once the water is milky and creamy, all you have to do is slip into your bath and let yourself be enveloped in a perfect harmony of relaxation and soothing!
Avoid staying in the bath for too long, as this can actually dry out your skin (10 minutes are recommended).
Rinse your skin with warm water, dry it without rubbing it roughly, and keep your skin slightly moist.
Finally, if you feel that your skin needs a boost, we recommend applying a moisturizer.
As you may have guessed, colloidal oatmeal is an exceptional natural resource that is full of highly nutritious and soothing active ingredients. That is why you can find it in many body care products, particularly in creams for eczema and shampoos.
Do you use colloidal oatmeal in your daily routines?