Children and children’s skin care require special attention in order to stay healthy. Certainly, the needs of the skin of infants, children up to 3 years old and children from 3-12 years old are different. The most important thing is that cosmetics for adults must not be used for the care of children.
A baby’s skin at birth is thinner than that of an adult. The connection between the layers of the skin is less stable, and the surface layer of the skin is less compact. The acidity (pH value) of the skin surface at birth is 6.5. Stabilization of the pH value occurs only around the first year of life. The protective function is insufficiently developed in the first year. That is why babies’ skin cannot provide adequate protection against external influences. If care is inadequate, the problem is even greater.
Children – how to properly care for delicate children’s skin?
Avoid long, hot baths. They will further dehydrate the skin by removing its natural oils. Also, avoid strong soaps that further dry the skin. Use preparations that maintain the acidity of the skin in the range between 5 and 6. The products must be adapted to the condition of the skin in certain weather conditions. Moisturizers are a must before going outside. If the skin is dry after returning home, it is necessary to apply a cream.
Use high-quality and natural high-protection products from the sun. Never use perfumed products for babies. Natural cosmetics guarantee gentle and safe care.
Wash your clothes and baby’s clothes separately. The same applies to bedspreads and children’s bedding.
Do not hesitate to consult a pediatrician. Especially when it comes to the diaper region. Avoid using wet wipes. Wash the baby with warm and clean water or wipe with mild detergents. Diaper rash must be treated in a timely manner.
Care of children’s skin in the winter period of the year
During the winter period, the skin is prone to additional drying. Then it is especially necessary to use natural cosmetics. It maintains the normal acidity of the skin and does not impair its natural protective function. Children should be properly dressed when they go outside. Never overheat them. It is also important that they do not go out into the cold air immediately after washing their hands or bathing.
When choosing children’s skin care products, adapt them to the condition of the skin in certain weather conditions. This will reduce the risk of skin irritation and damage. Baths and soaps used in the winter period of the year should have a pH value of 5.5. They should also contain nutrients. This is the only way to maintain healthy and elastic skin. Children with sensitive skin should have increased care. Nourishing formulas on a natural basis are pleasant to the skin and protect it from drying out.
Care of children’s skin in the summer period of the year
When it comes to the care of children’s skin in the summer months, it is also specific. Baby skin care and skin care for older people should be distinguished. Exposure of babies up to 12 months of age to sunlight should be avoided. The most effective protection for babies is the use of creams with a high protection factor. Along with this, increased fluid intake is mandatory. Heat rash most often occurs during the summer months. Then dress the children in clothes made of natural materials. Of course, cotton items are best because cotton absorbs sweat well. Heat rash is manifested by the appearance of redness and red dots. It is most noticeable in the area of the neck, chest, folds, stomach and back.
Properly and daily maintain the hygiene of children’s skin. Use only appropriate clinically and dermatologically tested products. Before exposure to the sun, protect the delicate children’s skin with adequate creams. Only get sunscreens that are specially formulated for babies and children. Apply the cream 15-20 minutes before leaving the house.
Daily care is the key to healthy children’s skin. Carefully checking all risk zones: face, area around the lips, folds and diaper area. Wash your little ones’ stuffed toys often and avoid playing on carpets. Proper care implies the use of proven cosmetics. If in doubt, always consult a doctor or pharmacist.