Thursday, April 20, 2023

How do I take care of my baby's skin?

Baby skin care:

Children's skin needs more permanent and continuous care than adults' skin to maintain it, and there are many things that must be done permanently to protect children's skin from all that may harm it, especially from dryness and irritation resulting from direct exposure to sunlight.

Baby skin care tips:

You can take care of your child's skin and avoid these things through the following tips:

  • To protect your child's skin from dryness, allergies and rashes, make sure to apply a good amount of baby moisturizer and massage your child's skin with it carefully, especially after bathing, as some types of soap lead to the removal of the natural oils in your child's skin that keep the skin moist and this leads to dehydration, So take this important step after every bath for your baby. And be careful not to over-bath your baby in a week as this will only remove the natural moisture and natural oils produced by his skin that are important for healthy skin.

  • Use a gentle, moisturizing, fragrance-free soap. In this way, you moisturize your child's skin and clean it at the same time. However, avoid soap that does not contain moisturizing substances because it may cause your child's skin to dry out and deprive it of its natural oils. Aromatic soap may cause sensitivity to your child's skin, so make sure to Use medical soap for children.

  • Massage your child's skin using olive oil, or baby oil on a daily and continuous basis. Massage keeps his skin soft and smooth, and it also helps in strengthening the relationship between the child and his mother. Before you start massaging your child's skin, warm the oil so as not to cause inconvenience to your child.

  • When your child is swimming or sunbathing, make sure to apply sunscreen every two hours, even if the weather is somewhat cloudy, to get maximum protection against sunlight or hot air.

  • If you use baby powder, you should use the powder only once a day, as excessive use of it causes dryness to your child's skin.

  • Dress your child in clothes that protect his skin, such as long-sleeved cotton shirts, long pants, and a hat to protect his face and head from the sun, wherever possible. Long clothes reduce the amount of skin exposed to various factors such as sunlight or air that may cause dehydration or even insect bites.

  • You have to change the child's diaper as soon as he takes out the waste; This is because the delay in changing his diaper causes him skin rashes and redness as well, and you also have to clean and dry his body well before putting on the diaper, and it is better to put Vaseline on his body before diapering him, because Vaseline forms a protective layer for the child from rashes, and you also have to make sure that the diaper is clean before memorizing your child.

  • Start early protection of your child's skin from the sun's rays, and early protection includes regular use of sunscreen cream, so be sure to choose a type that is gentle on children's skin and moisturizes it so that it contains sun protection factor SPF 30 or above, and if your child's skin is prone to irritation and sensitivity, national Using a chemical-free sunscreen that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.