6 Summer Skincare Essentials To Protect Your Baby’s Skin

6 Summer Skincare Essentials To Protect Your Baby’s Skin

6 May 2022 | 4 min Read

Sayani Basu

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Are you looking for some summer skin care tips for your baby? If yes, this article is for you. A baby’s skin is 20-30% thinner than an adult’s skin and is more sensitive. Their delicate skin is more susceptible to overheating and heat rashes. The soaring temperature can increase the risk of dehydration and irritation for your little one.

Therefore, it is important to protect your baby’s sensitive skin from the harmful rays of the sun in the scorching heat especially during summer, by using the right kind of products. 

We have listed down six summer skincare essentials that will help you protect your baby’s skin.

It is important to protect your baby’s sensitive skin from the harmful rays of the sun as the little one’s delicate skin is more susceptible to overheating and heat rashes. | Image Source: pexels

Summer Skincare Essentials To Protect Your Baby’s Skin

  1. Baby wipes: These wipes are made keeping in mind the delicate skin of your little one which needs gentle care and cleansing.

You should opt for the ones that have natural ingredients such as aloe vera, calendula extract, allantoin and vitamin E.

These wipes gently clean your baby’s skin while keeping the skin moisturised and soothed. These wipes have anti-inflammatory properties that heals rashes and provides gentle protection to your little one’s skin.

  1. Sunscreen: Babies above six months and up to two years of age must not be taken outdoors in the scorching heat. If you have to take your baby outdoors, you must apply baby safe sunscreen on all exposed areas.

Mums should choose the one that’s devoid of sulphates, parabens, artificial fragrances and artificial colour.

You should not miss out on any areas, especially hairlines and ear lobes. The sunscreen must be applied to the little one at least 30 minutes before going outdoors so that it gets absorbed into the skin.

  1. Body wash and baby shampoo: Your baby’s delicate skin needs extra care and attention as it is still developing. This is where baby-safe body wash and shampoos come into play.

You can choose products that are organic and made with 100 percent natural ingredients.

You can also nourish your baby with a body wash that is specially formulated for your little one using rose oil, strawberry extracts, manjistha extracts, neem extracts, beetroot extracts, and aloe vera.

A baby shampoo with the extract of aloe vera, rice, hibiscus, and triphala, sandalwood oil and rosemary oil will deeply nourish your little one’s scalp.

It also helps if such products are clinically proven and are devoid of paraben, mineral oil, synthetic colour, synthetic fragrance, and BHT.

  1. Massage oil: Paediatricians recommend massaging your newborn baby daily for the psychosocial development as well as their overall healthy growth.

The massage gives positive stimulation and also relaxes your baby. Make sure you choose the ones that have organic almond oil, moringa oil, avocado oil and organic saffron oil and is free from sulphates, parabens, artificial fragrances and artificial colour.

  1. Mosquito repellent and an after-bite roll on: The hot and humid summer also brings with them creepy, crawly insects along with mosquitoes that thrive in abundance throughout the season.

While adults might not even notice an insect bite, it can be a big deal for the baby’s sensitive skin.

Insect bites are best avoided by keeping the surroundings clean and not letting water accumulate so that mosquitoes and other insects do not get a breeding place.

Using a mosquito repellent body spray and an after-bite roll on will be a great idea. The former provides protection from mosquitoes and the latter relieves itchiness, redness and inflammation from an insect bite.

  1. Diaper rash cream: Although a diaper rash cream should be used whenever your baby has rashes on the diaper area, it is all the more needed during the summer season.

It acts as a moisturiser to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations.

Choose a diaper rash cream that is devoid of mineral oil, petroleum jelly, paraben, phenoxyethanol, synthetic colour and fragrance, and silicone.

The hot and humid summer is nobody’s friend, and it’s certainly not your baby’s.  It’s not easy to beat the heat, especially with a baby on board. Try to keep your baby cool and include all the essentials that are listed above to protect your baby from the sultry summer.

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