6 Jun 2022 | 3 min Read
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Baby powders have been used for years to prevent or treat diaper rashes in babies. They are made from either clay mineral (talc), cornstarch and arrowroot powders.
However, media reports suggest that more than 6,600 baby powder lawsuits have been filed against several brands on the use of talc, which when inhaled can cause wheezing, coughing, chest pain and difficulty while breathing. Thus, it is unsuitable for babies.
Scientists first began investigating the connection between talc use and cancer when they found talc particles in women’s ovarian tumours. Asbestos, an ingredient found in talcum powder, can be harmful if inhaled or swallowed by infants. Despite the label warnings to keep the product away from the face of children, they might still inadvertently ingest it.
Now, the question is – “Is baby powder safe?” If yes, which powder should mums choose for their little ones? Read on to know more.
A baby powder absorbs moisture and reduces skin-on-skin friction. This helps prevent and treat rashes. It also absorbs sweat and bad odour and keeps your little one fresh throughout the day.
Baby powders that are made from cornstarch are highly recommended by doctors and paediatricians as its particles are larger and are therefore difficult to get in the surrounding air.
Mums can opt for the BabyChakra’s Natural Baby Powder that is formulated with certified natural ingredients and is clinically proven. Its active ingredients include maize starch, khus grass, arrowroot and oatmeal powder, chamomile and lavender oil along with shea and rose butter.
Chamomile, rose and lavender oils have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and calming properties that ease skin conditions like eczema or rashes. Lavender acts as both a tonic and a soother that help balance all skin conditions in your little ones.
Shea butter is packed with essential fatty acids that keeps your baby’s skin moisturised and hydrated. It reinforces the natural barrier of your little one’s skin. Rose butter keeps the little one’s skin soft and smooth.
Apart from being an excellent exfoliator, oatmeal also soothes dry skin. High in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, it does wonders for your little one’s skin.
Arrowroot efficiently absorbs excess oil and reduces oil production. It also has natural skin healing, moisturising and softening properties.
It can be used after bathing and after diaper changes, to prevent rashes and bacterial growth. The ingredients are formulated to be very alkaline, protecting the little one from heat and diaper rashes.
Most importantly, this powder is non GMO and is devoid of talcum, asbestos, gluten, paraben, phenoxyethanol, artificial fragrance, and artificial colours.
So, mums, are you ready to get your hands on this natural powder that safely hydrates, moisturises and pampers super-sensitive and delicate skin?
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