Always Pick the right products for your baby’s skin
Always Look for skincare products that are mild, gentle and non-irritant in nature as these can cause less irritation of the skin or eyes. Also, the product should be clinically proven for the absence of any known allergen.
Try always doing a patch test (apply the product on any area but face for around 24 hours before using it exclusively) to be on the safer side. Ensure that the product does not have a strong fragrance as the chemicals can cause irritation of the skin. Hence, opt for a product which has mild or no fragrance.
Pick products that have advanced pH balanced formula as it doesn’t disrupt the mildly acidic pH (between 5 to 7) of the skin. If you have any doubt regarding these products, talk to your pediatrician.
To hydrate the skin Choose emollients
Emollients are non-cosmetic moisturizers, during or after a bath is also known to help improve the skin function and stay clean and fresh.
Emollients are known to decrease transepidermal water loss (which is the key reason for dry skin and dehydration), improves skin texture and may even improve skin barrier function.
The skin of a newborn is soft and sensitive and is slightly dry as compared to adults. This is why it is advised to apply a moisturizer when the skin is wet, preferably after a bath, and pat it dry to keep the skin hydrated.
Choose the right skin cleansers
A baby’s skin is 30% thinner, which needs gentle and effective cleansing. Therefore, the right choice of ingredients can enable the parents to provide the baby with mild and gentle care.
Hence, it is essential to use cleansers that are milder with pH balanced solution. Choose products that are sulfate free, paraben free & dye free as these are milder in nature & cleanse gently without disrupting the skin barrier.
Clean the skin properly
Every parent knows that proper skin cleansing can help keep the infant skin free of unwanted irritants which include nasal secretions, saliva, urine, dirt, and microbes. The exposure to such factors for a long period, especially in the diaper region and skin folds, can lead to irritation and discomfort. If this is left unattended, it can also lead to infection.
Prefer bathing as compared to washing
If your baby enjoys more baths, go ahead and increase the frequency to tackle the sweat of the season. However, ensure that the water is warm, not too hot and not too cold to ensure comfortable bath for the baby. Moreover, bathing offers more opportunity for parent-baby bonding which induces calmness and helps the baby to get a good sleep.