Our three-step guide to soothe your little one’s skin
- by Petra Jelinkova
If your child has sensitive skin, you may feel overwhelmed and not know where to start when it comes to soothing their skin. We thought we’d share this easy, three-step guide to getting your child’s skin under control so you can feel empowered and confident.
There are a number of types of skin conditions, each with its own range of symptoms, triggers and varying degrees of severity. Whilst some children may only have mild dryness and itching, others can experience severe and painful symptoms. Always get a professional diagnosis by your GP to know what you are dealing with. You may still need to try different treatments to find the ones that work best for your child. Once you do, stick to that routine.
Once you know your little one's skin condition, whether mild or severe, start your research and create a management plan to stick to. This will include everything from avoiding triggers, preparing for changes in the seasons, to stocking up on the right kinds of supplies, and creating lasting effective routines. Treatment can range from natural solutions like colloidal oatmeal and oils, to topical steroid creams for more severe symptoms.
Let’s move on to some steps you can take to give your child the best chance of experiencing healthy, happy skin…
Step 1. Soak it up with daily bath time
A ten minute lukewarm bath gives us a chance to not only add moisture into the skin, but to also cleanse away potential triggers from the skins surface and prepares the skin for utmost moisture absorption after bathing. Using a bath product which leaves a thin film on the skin to stop it from drying out is an important step in managing your child’s skin. We recommend our natural oatmeal bath soak during bath time.
Step 2. Spread the love to scalps & faces
Severe skin conditions such as eczema can affect all parts of the body, especially scalps and faces. These areas can sometimes need different types of products, such as scalp oil and face mask. The best time to look after these areas is before you have moisturised your little ones body.
Step 3. Seal it in with an oatmeal moisturiser
The immediate next step after getting your child out of the bath or after cleansing off the face mask, is to moisturise. Within two minutes out of the bath, generously apply natural moisturiser to their skin in a downwards motion. This helps the skin’s natural barrier to lock in hydration and possibly prevent infection. To maintain the hydration in your child’s skin you will also need to moisturise at least twice more throughout the day.
If your child has sensitive skin you may feel overwhelmed and not know where to start when it comes to soothing their skin. Our daily skincare bundle includes all the goodness you need to complete our three-step routine to help your little one feel some relief.
This blog post was brought to you and your child with love and care from Julia and the Itchy Baby Co. team x
Disclaimer: Information provided is of a general nature only, and you should always consult your medical professional.