Baby's delicate skin requires gentle care, therefore it is essential to ensure that the products used contain as few ingredients as possible. These skincare products should be free from softeners, essential oils, mineral oils as well as preservatives, fragrances and colourants.
A baby's skin is best cleansed using warm water only. A newborn's skin is very sensitive and requires time to develop. Bath additives or the like are not needed in the beginning, as they dry the skin. Children who suffer from dry skin from the start can enjoy a few drops of baby oil in their bathwater. Alternatively, apply a mild, unscented lotion to your child's skin after a bath.
Once your baby's skin has developed more resistance against external influences, using a cleansing lotion that cares for the skin while cleansing it is recommended.
Skin irritations most frequently occur in the diaper area because the skin rarely has a chance to breathe. This leads to redness and the formation of a diaper rash. These irritations can be prevented by changing diapers more frequently and thoroughly cleansing the area at every diaper change. Once an irritation occurs, it is essential to give the skin the opportunity to breathe. The skin should be cared for using a diaper cream that forms a protective layer on baby's bottom that prevents moisture from entering.
Protecting baby's skin from the harsh effects of the sun is of paramount importance. The delicate skin is more susceptible to damage as many of the protective functions of the skin is yet to develop. Remember: the skin has a memory of its own. The younger a child is exposed to the harmful effects of the sun, the worse the outcome of sunburn. The risk of skin cancer thus increases exponentially.
It is recommended to use natural sunscreen with the highest possible sun protection factor (SPF 50+). Ensure that the sunblock is suitable for sensitive skin and does not contain any added perfumes and fragrances. Mineral protection against UVA, UVB and UVC rays must be covered and opt for a waterproof formulation.
Important: If you are unsure about which products are best for your little one, always consult a paediatrician first.