Lots of parents think that baby skin care is a myth and that a baby’s skin stays healthy without any help. They just assume that babies are better able to fight off acne and skin problems than adults. After all, how many skin problems can a baby have if it hasn’t yet hit puberty? The truth is that a baby’s skin does need special care to stay clear and healthy.
This is why it is important to develop a baby skin care routine early on in your child’s life. The sooner you start taking care of your baby’s skin (and teaching him or her how important it is to take good care of his or her skin), the better able your child will be later on to fight acne and other issues. Read on to find tips and tricks for putting together a proper baby skin care routine.
Don’t forget to dab some sunscreen on your baby’s face and ears when you take him outside. When you head outdoors give these areas of your baby’s face an extra layer of protection by applying some zinc oxide to them. Remember: whenever you take your baby outside into a sunny day, he or she needs to wear a hat! You can’t be too cautious! Don’t neglect something as simple as fresh air to keep your baby’s skin vibrant. You can reduce the number of rashes that your baby will experience by changing any used diapers immediately and avoiding putting your baby in tight clothing whenever possible. A baby’s skin that gets a chance to breathe from time to time will avoid most of these minor ailments. That’s right: allowing your baby to crawl around completely naked for a while can actually be good for him. Of course, you will only want to do this when you are in a comfortable environment. You need to use your better judgment when choosing to use this method because you don’t want your baby crawling around naked when guests are present or being exposed to cold air that can lead to serious health problems.
A newborn’s skin is far too sensitive to light to be taken outdoors into direct sunlight–even if you do everything you can to protect your baby’s skin with sunblock. Once your child is six months old you will want to begin using an incredibly strong and baby friendly sunblock to protect them when you take them outside.
Covering your baby’s head with a hat and shading the two of you with an umbrella are extra precautions you can take. If your baby does develop a sunburn, treat it with a cool damp soft cloth for ten to fifteen minutes a few times a day.
Baby skin care takes many forms. The truth is, however, that infant skin care is not as difficult or complicated as you think it is. In fact, if you choose the right products and practice some common sense, your baby should enjoy clean and clear skin with very few problems. Remember that you need to take care of all of your baby’s skin not only the skin on her face and head. Keeping your son or daughter’s skin clean and care depends on lots of little decisions you make all day long-but don’t worry! Before you know it, taking care of your son’s skin will feel like second nature. After a while the process will feel routine and you won’t be thinking about it at all. It will simply be automatic!