Colloidal Oatmeal: Your Sensitive Skin’s New Best Friend

Colloidal Oatmeal: Your Sensitive Skin’s New Best Friend

By Kimberly Seals

Having dry skin that’s also sensitive can be challenging. It’s a tough balancing act trying to make sure your skin gets all of the moisturization it needs while also avoiding any flare ups or breakouts. This can be especially difficult if you struggle with skin conditions like eczema or atopic dermatitis. But you don’t have to deprive yourself of a luxurious skincare experience just because you have sensitive skin. With certain ingredients like colloidal oatmeal you can soothe and nourish your skin while you moisturize. Dry irritated skin, meet your new best friends. Colloidal oatmeal and shea.

What is Colloidal Oatmeal?

Colloidal oatmeal isn’t too different from the oats you might enjoy at breakfast. As it turns out, a bowl of oatmeal is good for your body both inside and out. But what makes colloidal oatmeal different, and especially good for your skin, is how it’s processed.

Unlike the oatmeal you might find in your pantry, colloidal oatmeal is processed with the whole bran (this is where a lot of the goodiesfor your skin are found). The oats are finely ground and  contain a powerful combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and lipids that moisturize, soothe, and protect your skin in a gentle way.

What are the Benefits?

Colloidal oatmeal provides a host of benefits for your skin, but here are a list of some of our favorites:

  • Locks in Moisture:
  • Colloidal oatmeal not only brings moisture to the surface layers of your skin, but also does an excellent job of sealing that moisture in. Colloidal oatmeal is just the thing to restore moisture to super dry skin, improve skin appearance, and even reduce irritation.

  • Relieves Itch:
  • Colloidal oatmeal’s natural properties cool and soothe the skin. This makes colloidal oatmeal  an excellent option for relieving itchiness and irritation. From eczema to chickenpox to seriously dry skin, colloidal oatmeal soothes and comforts. 

  • Protects Skin
  • Colloidal oatmeal isn’t just comforting, it’s protective too.It aids your skin’s outer protective layer and helps guard against bacteria and UV rays. The same layer that locks in moisture also forms a protective barrier for your skin. 

    What are you Waiting for?

    If you’re ready to give colloidal oatmeal a try, we suggest Elle Vie’s classic unscented shea butter, keeping it real, now available with colloidal oatmeal. Between the healing and soothing effects of colloidal oatmeal and the moisture locking properties of shea, your skin will be looking and feeling it’s best.

    Go ahead and show your skin all the love it deserves.