Oatmeal is no stranger to us as it’s a superfood that has tons of amazing benefits for our health such as reducing the risk of diseases and gives us tons of energy throughout the day! Many of us also loved the overnight oats trend too for a quick & healthy breakfast!
But did you know that oats can be incredibly beneficial for our skin too? Yas, oats have long been celebrated as one of the most effective ingredients for your skin as they can treat minor skin conditions as well as moisturise your skin to give it that perfect healthy glow! ✨
Before we get into the benefits, let’s have a look at the type of oatmeal used for cosmetic purposes:
What type of oatmeal is used in skincare & how does it work?
Before you run to your pantry and slather your face in oatmeal, let’s firstly understand the type of oatmeal used in skincare: colloidal oatmeal.
Colloidal oatmeal is basically oats that have been ground down into a fine powder as part of the milling process. This allows the oats to be suspended in liquid, so they can be added to smooth, effective skincare products without losing any beneficial proteins, lipids or enzymes.
Colloidal oatmeal is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients which is easily absorbed into the skin. It also becomes extra effective in soothing our skin when it’s activated with water or oil making it the perfect ingredient for those with sensitive, dry and itchy skin! Super cool stuff, right?
Now, we can explore the multiple skin-loving benefits that colloidal oatmeal has on our skin:
1. It’s the perfect thirst quencher for dry, flaky skin
Living in Malaysia, we’ve all experienced dry skin before and we know how painful it can be. Dry skin is usually caused by a lack of water in the upper layers of our skin which happens if you sleep with the aircon at full blast every night or love taking hot showers!
Colloidal oatmeal helps with moisturising those layers as it is rich in protein and lipids that work to retain moisture by creating a layer above our skin that traps water! This gives our skin a more radiant appearance and reduces dry skin almost instantly! It also contains anti-inflammatory vitamin E which further aids in moisturization, yay! 💧
2. It does wonders for those suffering from eczema
Those with eczema not only suffer from inflamed skin all over their body but they’re known to have extremely dry skin too. Eczema destroys the surface of the epidermis preventing it from retaining the moisture it so desperately needs!
This is where oatmeal saves the day! Oatmeal contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat irritation caused by eczema-prone skin, it also helps to strengthen the outer barrier of your skin! 🧴
3. Oatmeal soothes our skin from irritation caused by other products
Whether or not we may realise it, the ingredients found in our body soap or shampoo can be quite irritating on our skin. One ingredient, in particular, that may be the cause behind itchy and irritated skin is sodium lauryl sulphate, commonly found in body washes, shampoos, toothpaste, and even laundry detergent! 😮
So the next time you develop a sudden rash or notice your skin looking dry & flaky out of nowhere, lather on an oatmeal-based lotion because colloidal oatmeal has been proven to soothe irritated skin as well as reduce itch and inflammation! Also, oatmeal is a natural ingredient so it’s perfectly safe for your skin. 🎉
We don’t know about you guys but we are taken aback by the sheer quality of oatmeal and how it can help soothe & protect our skin! If you have dry & sensitive skin and have been using body lotion but don’t notice a difference, we highly recommend switching to a product formulated with oatmeal. You can thank us later!
If you’re on the hunt for an oatmeal-based product that’s gentle and effective, why not give Aveeno a try?
With Aveeno‘s prebiotic triple oats formula, say goodbye to dry and sensitive skin in just ONE day! It’s gently formulated to care for adult skin & baby skin too! 😱😍
Yep, that’s right. Aveeno’s products are formulated with natural ingredients to help rebalance, replenish and protect both you and your baby’s skin!
What’s in the prebiotic triple oats formula & how is it good for my skin?
Prebiotic oats are one of the most beneficial skincare ingredients available as it helps to promote your skin’s natural barrier thus ensuring you have a healthy, balanced complexion!
Here’s what’s in Aveeno‘s prebiotic triple oat formula:
- Colloidal oatmeal that effectively moisturises dry & sensitive skin
- Oat extract to soothe irritated & itchy skin
- Oat oil to restore your skin’s barrier function
Woah, talk about a triple threat!
Developed with leading dermatologists, Aveeno’s prebiotic triple oat formula has been clinically proven to soothe dry, itchy and sensitive skin in just ONE day! 😮
Wow, that’s amazing! What does their product range look like?
This is the best part! Aveeno carefully cultivates its natural ingredients in ideal conditions which makes it pure & potent. This means that their products are gentle enough to use on adult skin and babies’ skin!
- Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash – The perfect fragrance-free body wash for those with very dry & itchy skin!
- Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion – This formula is clinically proven to relieve dry, sensitive skin in just 1 day!*
- Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Wash – Combining colloidal oats, essential oils and emollients for smooth & supple skin
- Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion – If you’ve got dry to sensitive skin, this is a super gentle moisturizing lotion!
*based on clinical grading with 70% subjects approved
- Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Creamy Wash – It’s paediatrician-recommended, creamy and moisturising!
- Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Moisturising Cream – Provides rapid soothing relief and hydrates baby’s sensitive, very dry and itchy skin from the first use for 24 hours
- Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo – It’s hypoallergenic, soap-free and has soothing & nourishing properties!
- Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion – Formulated with natural colloidal oatmeal, this helps to prevent chafed or chapped skin
You can definitely rest easy knowing that Aveeno’s products are made from natural & safe ingredients and go through extensive clinical research to ensure only the best for you and your baby. ❤️
Wow, so amazing right??? We’re so lucky to have brands that use gentle and effective ingredients in their products that help us with all our skin problems!
If you’ve been looking for a solution for your dry & sensitive skin or simply been wanting to try out Aveeno, be sure to head to your nearest Watsons store today or stay safe at home and shop via their website!
During this lockdown, it’s important to take extra care of our skin no matter the condition. Since we have some extra time on our hands after work or during the weekends, why not treat yourself to an at-home spa day with your favourite beauty products and try Aveeno’s all-natural products too?
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