Your Baby’s Facial Skin Needs Special TLC During Winters: Here’s Your Guide

Your Baby’s Facial Skin Needs Special TLC During Winters: Here’s Your Guide

6 Jan 2023 | 3 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

Author | 251 Articles

Winter brings with it new skin concerns for a baby and your baby’s facial skin needs special TLC during winter. Babies are prone to dry skin and skin issues and the harsh winter weather and the cold, dry air can make it worse and dry out a baby’s tender, soft, delicate skin. 

That’s because during winter the air is cold and therefore holds less moisture causing dry skin.  Here’s your guide to taking care of your baby’s facial skin during winter. 

Here’s How You Can Take Care Of Your Baby’s Facial Skin During Winter 

Some of the most common issues that a baby’s skin faces during winter are:

  • Chapped, dry lips.
  • Rosy, dry and red cheeks.
  • Dy skin.
  • Itchy skin.

You can keep your baby safe from skin issues during winter by following some simple tips:

Use A Baby Safe Wash

It’s best to use a baby-safe wash to gently wash your baby’s face. Apply a small amount of baby wash and massage your baby’s face gently with it. Wipe it off thoroughly with moist cotton or a soft moist washcloth. Choose a baby wash that has coconut-based mild cleansers that are very gentle on a baby’s skin, and oils like avocado, organic chamomile, and aloe vera gel which help soothe your baby’s delicate skin.

Use Lukewarm Water 

Exposure to hot water can cause a baby’s skin to lose moisture. During winter use lukewarm water to wash or wipe your baby’s facial skin. 

Moisturise

Once your baby’s face is clean, take a small amount of baby cream or lotion and gently massage your baby’s facial skin with it in a circular motion. Using baby creams and lotions that contain ingredients such as nourishing butter like shea and cocoa, and oils like jojoba and avocado can do wonders for your baby’s delicate and sensitive skin as they provide deep nourishment and moisturisation to the baby’s skin, and balances skin pH.

Apply Sunscreen

You may think that using sunscreen on a baby’s skin is limited to summer but the winter sun can also cause harm to the baby’s skin. If your baby is over six months old, make sure you layer your baby’s facial skin with a generous amount of sunscreen after applying the baby cream or lotion. 

Use A Lipbalm

Babies are prone to dry lips and it can get even worse during the winter months. Using a natural baby-safe lip balm on your baby’s lips will keep the lips well hydrated.

Things To Keep In Mind For Baby’s Skincare During Winter

  • Keep bath time short as exposure to water for long periods can cause dry skin.
  • Apply moisturisers and lotions as soon as you dry your baby’s skin when it is still damp.
  • Avoid skin care products that have artificial fragrances, chemicals or toxins.
  • Use a humidifier since the winter season can make the air dry a humidifier will add moisture to the air and help to reduce dry skin.
  • Use baby products that are made with natural ingredients only for your baby’s delicate skin.

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