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5 Ingredients That Form A Healthy Skin Barrier In Babies

5 Ingredients That Form A Healthy Skin Barrier In Babies

19 May 2022 | 4 min Read

Sayani Basu

Author | 625 Articles

Your baby’s skin is ultra-thin and delicate. It is still developing and needs extra care, gentleness and attention. Hence, it is important to give the skin the right amount of nourishment.

New parents are usually seen stressing over the skin essentials, all the more because most newborns are prone to skin allergies and rashes. But which are the ingredients that would strengthen the little one’s skin barrier? 

We have curated a list of ingredients for you that will help soothe the little one’s skin and maintain the skin barrier, as well as moisturise their skin. Read on to know more.

5 Ingredients That Form A Healthy Skin Barrier

Some of the ingredients that form a healthy skin barrier for your baby’s skin are:

Olive Oil

Olive oil is commonly used in a baby’s skin care and sun care products. It is a natural emollient, and a skin softener. It contains several essential healthy fats that your baby’s skin needs, such as oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acids.

A powerhouse of vitamin A and E, fatty acids, antioxidants, as well as polyphenols and phytosterols, it helps fight off irritants and prevent them from adhering to your baby’s delicate skin.

Avocado is a powerhouse of antioxidants and has a plethora of benefits on your baby’s skin. | Image Source: freepik

Avocado Oil

 Avocado oil makes a strong and healthy skin barrier.

An excellent emollient and skin softener, it has antioxidant properties and is a good source of skin-repairing fatty acids.

It is found in several baby care natural products. Massage oil with avocado oil can do wonders to soothe your baby’s ultra-sensitive skin. Non-greasy and fast-absorbing, a natural daily lotion for babies containing avocado oil will give your baby’s skin the right amount of nourishment, helping protect the skin’s barrier and lock in moisture.

Chamomile

Chamomile is a fantastic hypoallergenic skin healer and is treasured for its soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks in part to its azulene compound found in chamomile flower buds. 

It is a major ingredient in natural baby products. Its extracts are found in some of the shampoos and sunscreens for babies.

It helps soothe and protect your baby’s dry, sensitive or itchy skin. With its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, chamomile is also a great ingredient to soothe diaper rashes and calm inflammation due to eczema, sunburns and other skin irritations.

Blueberry Leaves

Rich in vitamins and minerals, blueberry leaves are known for their remarkable soothing, protective and antioxidant properties. They offer natural protection and are ideal ingredients for a baby’s product.

High in antioxidants, fibre, and nutrients, these help your little one fight inflammation and irritation related to allergies and even eczema.

Blueberry leaf extracts moisturise and soothes the ultra-sensitive skin of babies.

Coconut oil is an age-old versatile natural ingredient and can do wonders to your skin. | Image Source: freepik

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a versatile natural ingredient. It can be found in diaper rash creams, as well as other skin care and hair care products

Absorbent and lightweight, it helps to strengthen the outer layer of your baby’s skin. High in vitamin E and lauric acid, it moisturises every part of your baby’s skin and conditions your little one’s hair.

It possesses natural antibacterial and antifungal qualities that soothe and alleviate diaper rashes. Its anti-inflammatory benefits also help with skin blemishes, baby acne, and soothe dry skin patches.

Key Takeaways

Your little one’s skin is extremely delicate. Chemicals, fragrances, and dyes in baby skin care products can cause irritation, dryness, chafing, and even rashes. Hence, it is advisable to opt for products that are formulated with natural ingredients like some of the ones listed above. We hope this list helps you to choose products for your little ones with the right ingredients.

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