The reality behind "baby soft skin" is that it's a complete myth. Babies are notorious for having skin problems. A few of the most common include diaper rashes, baby acne, cradle cap, and eczema. We will discuss the causes and best treatment remedies for each.
These skin issues, and many others, are common during your baby's first year. Here are the best skincare products and what you can do to ensure your baby's skin remains smooth and healthy.
It is common for babies to develop acne and even whiteheads. Acne usually appears within the first few months and is most noticeable on the nose, cheeks and forehead. How does baby acne occur? There is no definite answer, just like there is no way to prevent it. However, since baby acne clears up on their own after a few weeks, don't stress and apply a genle lotion or cream packed with nutrients that can soothe your baby's irritated skin.
Dry skin is a common skin condition, especially among babies born late. Mild dry skin most likely won't bother your baby, but if the symptoms appear severe, there is a simple remedy. Use a gentle moisturizing lotion or cream, like HoneyB Kids Daily Moisturizing Cream with Chamomile. Gently apply the cream on damp skin to lock in moisture while soothing and treating dry spots.
Eczema is characterized by a patch (or multiple) of severely dry skin. It is usually thick and scaly, often affecting the face, elbows, chest, arms, and behind the knees. The first way to treat it is by identifying the cause. Regular dry skin, pet dander, dust, and sweat can all cause eczema flare-ups among babies. Treat mild eczema with gentle baby body washes, soaps, and detergents. For severe eczema, you should also consider getting a prescription from your pediatrician.
Cradle cap is a common skin condition that affects babies between 3 weeks and 12 months. It is caused by excess oil and is noticeable by its greasy, scaly patches and yellow hue. It may also appear as a red rash on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, nose, and behind the ears. To treat cradle cap, we recommend using a gentle body wash and moisturizer. Try the Honeyb Kids Baby Body Wash and Moisturizing Lotion Duo to loosen flakes and nourish the skin.
If the case is more severe, we recommend speaking with your pediatrician for treatment options.
Diaper rash is among the most common skin conditions babies experience. Diaper rash starts off as mild red patches with small bumps or spots. But when left untreated, this skin conditon can wreak havoc on your baby's gentle skin. Diaper rash is easy to treat with topical solutions, from pastes to creams.
We recommend creams, as studies show they are more effective at preventing dampness. You can prevent diaper rash by changing your baby's diapers frequently. If it still occurs, use an effective solution, such as the HoneyB Diaper Rash Cream with Zinc. Zinc oxide is a crucial ingredient when choosing diaper rash products, as it absorbs fluid from the skin and prevents chafing and irritation.
With a combination of good practices and good skincare products, you can guarantee your baby's skin will remain healthy, while ensuring your baby stays comfortable.