6 things you need to know about your baby's skin
How well did you come to know the needs of your baby's skin? In the first months after birth, it is thinner and thinner than you think, being 50% less thick than the skin of an adult. This means that it deserves all your attention, if you want your baby to have skin that is always soft and healthy.
The sebum secretion rapidly decreases from the moment of birth, leaving the baby's skin extremely vulnerable. This is why cases of dry skin in the weeks immediately following birth are common.
Prepare your personal arsenal of essential information about the needs of your baby's skin, so that you can prevent any skin problems that may shadow your magical experience of motherhood.
After birth, the skin undergoes a flaking process
In the first weeks after birth, the skin of the babies goes through a process of drying and physiological peeling. You can see small scales, often compared with wheat bran (furfuraceous peeling) or large, phased scales, especially on palm trunks and soles.
It is not a fixed age at which it appears or a precise duration of this peeling: in some infants it appears earlier, in others later. In babies born prematurely this process is more intense and sometimes longer.
After the bath, apply a thin layer of baby body oil (chamomile body oil in the form of JOHNSON'S® Baby Oil) and avoid skin rubbing and excessive use of soap (which irritates the skin).
Hot or long drinks dry the baby's skin
If you are tempted to wash your baby after any dirt, no matter how small, you should know that it is not exactly indicated. Specialists claim that frequent bathing removes the oil that is naturally found on the baby's skin, which has the role of protecting it from harmful external factors.
In this case, the skin remains vulnerable to all sorts of pathogens it comes into contact with, and the little one is more prone to dermatological problems.
Make sure the water is never hot, just warm, and apply a moisturizing baby skin lotion immediately after the bath. You will fall in love with JOHNSON'S® Baby Lotion, which is clinically proven to be gentle and delicate.
New clothes, but not washed, can affect the baby's skin
Always wash new clothes with a mild detergent before wearing. There is a possibility that the germs found on them will cause irritation and favor the development of more serious dermatological problems.
Wash clothes only with special baby detergent, antiallergic, without fragrances or toxic substances. Make sure they are rinsed very well!
Synthetic materials increase the risk of skin diseases in babies
The clothes that come into contact with the baby's skin are very important for the prevention of dermatological disorders. They should only be made from soft, natural materials, such as cotton, which is gentle on the sensitive skin of your little one. Cotton clothing allows the skin to breathe, but it also helps absorb perspiration, thus avoiding irritations.
Most skin disorders in babies disappear by themselves
You can expect small bruises, irritations, eczema or various rashes to appear. Some are caused by diaper irritation, others with seborrheic dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, etc. Other common problems are also considered baby dandruff (scalp skin), dry skin, heat irritation, etc. Such diseases are temporary and most often disappear by themselves, but they can also be prevented with the help of appropriate care measures.
Protective creams should only be applied to perfectly clean skin
Baby creams should always be applied to perfectly clean skin (without traces of urine or feces), otherwise it facilitates the reddening and irritation of the genital areas and the dermatitis, because they will fix organic skin very well. And whatever you do, make sure you use safe baby care products, such as the JOHNSON'S® Baby range that has been used by moms for over 100 years.
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