How to take care of toddler skin: simple and effective natural routine
As parents, we all want the best for our babies and toddlers, and that includes taking care of their delicate skin.
However, many conventional skin care products contain synthetic and harsh chemical ingredients that can be harmful to our little ones. That's why in this article, we'll show you how to take care of your little ones' skin using simple, natural products.
Importance Of Skin Care For Toddlers:
Just like adults, babies and toddlers have delicate skin that needs proper care and attention. In infants, the skin is particularly soft, but also very sensitive.
It is only after approximately one year, the period necessary for the skin to develop completely, that it will be able to protect itself effectively against external aggressions (bacteria, fungi, etc.). Before this period, the sebaceous glands of the baby do not yet work very well and the epidermis is weakened and permeable.
A good skincare routine can help prevent common problems like diaper rash, eczema, and dry skin.
Choose the right products:
When it comes to choosing skincare products for your little ones, always go for products that are gentle, natural, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and free of harsh chemical ingredients.
There are many natural treatments that are safe and effective for baby skin care. Naturally, care should be taken to use products such as coconut oil, sweet almond oil, Shea Butter indicated for dry and fragile skin thanks to their calming and soothing properties.
Calendula macerate very effective in case of diaper rash and chapping, same for Roman chamomile hydrosol. These ingredients are gentle, moisturizing and soothing to your baby's skin.
Before using these products on baby, do not forget to heat them beforehand in the palm of your hand.
For children, the products mentioned above can be used. Thanks to a little massage, their use will certainly guarantee a good and sweet night and you can even add a drop of lavender essential oil. (from 6 years old and if no medical contraindication).
Childhood illnesses such as measles, chicken pox and rubella can sometimes leave marks on the skin. In order to attenuate them, we will use in massage argan oil (healing and nutritious) and rosehip (deep regeneration). In the event of blows and bumps, a mixture of vegetable oil of calophylle, oily macerate of arnica and a few drops of essential oil of helicryse will be applied which will prove to be magical.
Daily skin care routine:
Now, let's run through a simple daily skincare routine for your little ones:
- Step 1: Cleanse their skin with a mild, fragrance-free cleanser or mild superfatted soap during bath time.
- Step 2: After bathing, pat their skin dry with a soft towel, being careful not to scrub too hard.
- Step 3: Apply your vegetable oil or butter to keep their skin hydrated and protected.
Don't forget the sun protection! protecting your little one's skin from harmful UV rays is essential. Use a broad-spectrum mineral-based sunscreen (without nano) with an SPF of at least 30 and reapply every two hours outdoors.
Tips for busy moms:
Finally, here are some tips for busy moms to make this skincare routine more manageable:
- Keep all of your baby's care products in one place, so they're easy to find during bath time.
- Establish a routine and stick to it, so your toddler gets used to the process.
- Involve your partner or other family members in the routine to share responsibility and make it more enjoyable for everyone.
And that's all ! Remember that taking care of your child's skin is just as important as taking care of your own. So try these tips and let me know how it works for you and your little one. Do not forget to share this article, subscribe to the newsletter to receive other useful tips and advice.