The skin of a child is indeed beautiful, soft, smooth and supple and in appearance seems perfect but it really is also very delicate, thin and helpless because it needs a lot of care with care because the skin of the baby is not yet able to create that invisible barrier and the so-called common hydro-lipid film formed by water and fat, but is likely to be strengthened gradually as the child grows, remembering also that in the first days of life, it undergoes a process of physiological desquamation.
In the first few years of life, you can clean your baby by sponging of lukewarm water to pass on the different parts of the body excluding the area of the umbilical cord, and after the fall of this generally, within the first 15 days of life then you can bath your baby but not necessarily on a daily basis.
Until the third month, you can dissolve in a spoonful of rice starch or special powders based on colloidal oats, rice or wheat, or you can use mild detergent, specific for early childhood such as baby oil which have the advantage of softening the bathwater, and are ideal for those children who have a predisposition to allergies.
Even after a year of life, scented soaps, cologne containing alcohol and all products not specifically designed for your baby should be avoided. In fact, many suffer from diaper rash that occurs with the red dots, the area of skin covered by the diaper. Hygiene is the first action that is essential to prevent that to cure diaper rash and needs to be changed often, every 2-3 hours.
First before using the diaper the baby must be bathed using special detergents and also
the skin should be thoroughly dried, dabbing gently with a cotton towel and once dry, you have to apply a layer of sunscreen specifically for children. Still a good idea, it is always a good habit to leave away the baby nappies, so that the skin can breathe better, especially during periods of high heat, such as in the summer.
Another problem often encountered by mothers, is the eczema crust that is when the skin is still immature, which leaves a white film that covers the baby's head. The glands of the scalp produce excess sebum near the hair follicle, forming a layer more or less clear of scabs and more or less yellowish. To solve this very common enough problem apply dab scabs with a wad soaked in oil, and let it act for a few hours. Once softened you should wash the baby's head and comb it with a very soft brush to gently remove flakes instead of the usual shampoo.
If they appear on the face or body in the folds of the skin, the pink spots, may be an outpouring of warmth that occurs where more sweat accumulates and in this case give your baby a refreshing bath with lukewarm water and mild detergent, pat it dry with a soft towel and then apply a bit of protective ointment that can absorb sweat and keep the skin dry.
If on the face, neck, elbows and knees may appear rough and red patches that cause itching and tend to become more often and hard, it is eczema, which is often hereditary and can occur already since the first three months, in this it is useful to hydrate the skin with oils and creams and emollients, and if not enough, apply a specific ointment prescribed by the doctor where required.
The children's skin is very delicate and it is precisely for this reason that it is so important to take care of. There are many ways to keep hydrated and balanced skin of your child, follow them and your little one will be grateful. The best known is certainly the use of massage oils, designed especially for the skins of children. If they are of different brands massage the baby's skin with reliable oil, it will deliver major benefits to the baby’s skin, which will always be soft and velvety.
There is other small but important measures to keep children's skin in perfect health. First, it is important to stabilize an optimum water temperature at bath time as exposing the skin to temperatures too high or too low is a stress that must be avoided. It is also good to choose a suitable soap, non-aggressive, the formula of which is specifically designed for the child's age.
Make sure your child is always well hydrated and drink plenty of water. It will benefit the whole body and naturally even the skin. Accustom also your little one to consume a lot of fruits that, thanks to its antioxidant properties, make the baby's skin more healthy and bright.
All children are born with super-hydrated soft skin. Flaking and peeling of the skin of the baby is a normal process. It’s like a layer of protective coating to the skin revealing a smoother skin! The children soon after birth do not require much attention and pamper while they sleep most of the time. Next, moisturize and protect the skin of your child regularly to prevent drying conditions and weather.
The body of a child is thin and fragile and is unable to resist a sudden climate change or even the slightest increase or decrease in temperature. This often results in dry or scaly body so heavy moisturizer is a must. Ideally, apply moisturizer after bathing, when the body is still wet. This locks in moisture and keeps it supple.
Use natural products for your baby. Apply this lotion on the skin and rub dry or wet in circular motion. Do not forget to massage the baby’s hands and feet too. Regular use will reveal a visibly smoother, right, nice and moisturized.
Winter often creates havoc in children's skin, as it is dry and free of moisture. The same applies for the extreme wet or dry summer. Air conditioners and refrigerators also have a drying effect on the skin of your baby. Keep a bowl of water near the air conditioning or refrigeration system to keep the air in the room moist.
Besides face and body lotions, organic baby oils are also good option to keep the skin soft and moist. Sometimes the chlorine in the pool water and the salt water can be harmful to the child's body. If you and your child are always in the pool, be sure to apply a lot of moisturizer or natural oil in the body to prevent the skin from drying out.
If you live in an area where the air is dry, keep a humidifier in your child's room to keep the air fresh and misty. This will keep your body hydrated naturally.
The skin of a child is very soft and delicate to the touch and is the epitome of beauty and perfection. To keep your body hydrated and baby spotless, you need to exercise the above methods.