6 Ways To Keep Your Baby's Skin, Baby-Soft

Most of us would expect the baby-smooth skin to be present when it comes to our little ones, right?

When you become a parent, you realize that this isn't always the case and that keeping their skin in perfect condition can sometimes prove a bit of a challenge.

For when their skin is suffering, we have 6 easy steps you can take to keep their skin as gorgeous as you'd expect it to be:

1. Natural baby:

There are a lot of moisturizers on the market that promise to keep skin soft and smooth, but is it worth it when many contain iffy ingredients?

When it comes to baby skin care, it's especially important to use products that are going to work in harmony with their skin, not against it.  Opting for products that are as natural and organic as possible is an excellent way to ensure the protection of their overall health, which in turn, will also benefit their skin.

The easiest way to go about this is to look for skin care that is independently certified as organic, which is often represented as a logo on the box. This way, you don't have to learn the numerous "ingredients to avoid" because a genuinely organic product won't contain them anyway!

 

2. Cradle cap:

Have you noticed your baby's scalp is oily and crusty? You're not alone if the diagnosis is cradle cap. Don't fret, though; it's very treatable and not going to cause harm to your baby.

Cradle cap can stem from a range of causes, including a fungal infection. If this is the case, try to use a gentle, antifungal shampoo to target the problem directly.

 

3. Massage and moisturize:

A wonderfully relaxing way to achieve soft skin (for babies or adults) is through massage, which encourages lymph flow and healthy circulation - and is also a lovely bonding experience!

After bath time, warm a natural oil or balm between your hands and massage well into your baby's skin. Not only is a massage going to benefit their complexion, but it will also calm and relax them ready for a peaceful nights sleep.

 

4. Winter skin protection:

Cold, winter weather can take its toll on all of our skin, where conditions seem to deteriorate, and dry skin can make an unwanted appearance.

To prevent this, using a barrier cream on your little one's skin can protect them from the elements. A barrier cream is like a moisturizer but instead of putting in moisture, obstructs cold wintery winds and atmospheric changes that suck the moisture out of your baby's skin. Applying it in the morning before you go out will help retain soft skin and keep them protected throughout the day.

 

5. Summer skin protection:

With all the wonderful benefits of sunshine, getting enough of it is important for our health. But as I'm sure you know by now, using sunscreen is vital if you're going to be spending much time outdoors.

You might be tempted to slather on SPF 50 under the impression it's going to protect your baby the most, but what you might not know, is that you shouldn't only be considering SPF.

Sun protection factor is only a measure of how long you can spend in the sun, protecting you from UVB rays only (the rays responsible for burning).

To make sure you're getting optimal protection from your sunscreen, purchase an organic sunscreen with 'broad spectrum' protection. Broad spectrum protects against UVA rays, which can cause long-term damage deeper within the skin.

 

6. Handsocks

When they're tiny, newborns can accidently scratch and make marks on their skin. If they're suffering from a skin condition, like eczema or psoriasis, little hands can irritate it further. The perfect solution to this is to invest in some Handsocks, specially designed to protect your baby, comfortably!

Handsocks are easy to wear, cozy mittens that cover and grow with your baby’s hands throughout the first stages of life. Handy to have at home or out and about, these cute little mittens will keep your baby’s skin safe.

 

Their skin may be close to perfect, but it still needs your attention to keep it that way. The best thing about learning to care for their skin is that you can both benefit (give their skin care routine a try too!). But don’t worry if symptoms do crop up - they're a part of growing up!

If you notice a skin condition that doesn't seem to be healing, contact a health care professional for further advice.

XO,

Kirsty

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Odylique by Essential Care
www.odylique.co.uk 

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