Colloidal oatmeal is all-natural gluten-free and renowned for its health benefits particularly for the skin. As a finely ground solution it easily absorbs and helps as a protectant, moisturizer, cleanser and calming itch-reliever.
Colloidal oatmeal has a complex chemical makeup including proteins, lipids, polysaccharides, vitamins and minerals. It is recognized to help relieve minor skin irritation and itching due to eczema, rashes, poison ivy, oak, or sumac and insect bites.
Those with sensitive skin such as eczema can usually find calming relief by applying a colloidal oatmeal lotion. It can help relieve chafed, chapped or cracked skin as well as soothe the drying effects of wind and cold weather.