While the nippy winter comes with its own charm, it is not exactly the most skin friendly weather, especially when a baby is concerned! Come winter each year, our skin starts to suffer and these skin woes are worst for the babies.
Baby skin loses moisture up to 5 times faster than adult skin, thus making it more vulnerable to winter damage. Obviously then, you moms want to provide the best possible skin moisturization to your little person.
Well, we totally understand your need for a skin care regime. Precisely why, we bring you expert advice on winter skin care from the very well known; Dr. Uday Ananth Pai, Past-President of Indian Academy of Pediatrics - Mumbai 2014-15.
Read on as he tells you how to ensure your baby’s skin is well nourished and moisturized through the dry months.
Deeply nourish and moisturize
Baby skin needs moisturization throughout the year but the chapping, redness and dryness that comes with the dropping temperatures needs special care. Often, heaters are advised to keep the little ones warm. This also robs your baby’s skin off its natural moisture.
Pro tip: It is important then, that you use a lotion that is more than just mild. The Baby Dove Rich Moisture baby lotion replenishes the lost moisture in your baby’s dry skin, keeping it nourished and well guarded against the cold waves for 24 hours! The best part is that it soothes dry skin from the very first use.
Limit the bath time
Hot water and long baths are known to dry your baby’s skin. Prolonged exposure to water removes natural oils from the skin along with dirt, which causes dryness. Daily baths are however, not a problem if you give your baby quick baths. Save those bubble baths and family time water play for the weekends!
Pro tip: Immediately after the bath, the pores on your baby’s skin are still open and will absorb the nourishing baby lotion better. So, make sure you follow your baby’s bath with a moisturizing session.
Hydrate your baby from within
While it is important to moisturize your baby’s skin, it is equally important to keep your baby hydrated from within!
Pro tip: Make sure your baby drinks an average amount of liquids in the form of lukewarm water, soups and juices so that he/she is well hydrated. This will ensure good health and nourished skin, both at once.
Wisely pick the winter wraps and clothing
As important as it is, to keep your baby warm during winter, it is also important to avoid fabrics that can irritate your baby’s skin. Wool in particular, is known to irritate baby skin and cause skin rashes. New born baby skin is particularly prone to eczema especially the baby’s scalp, which is -also vulnerable to cradle cap.
Pro tip: Try and stick to natural fabrics as opposed to synthetic ones. Natural fabrics allow you baby’s skin to breathe and keep it from sweating and irritation.
Pick the right bathing soap
Since your baby’s skin is very gentle and prone to losing moisture, you need mild, pH neutral cleansers that can restore moisture in your baby’s delicate skin. If you live in an area that has hard water, then using only water for the bath might actually dry your baby’s skin.
Try the Baby Dove Rich Moisture bar as it contains ¼ moisturising cream that leaves baby skin soft, nourished, and delicately scented. The bar is pH neutral and hypoallergenic so as to minimize the risk of allergies. With a mild and caring fragrance, it has been developed specifically for delicate baby skin.
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