How to take care of baby skin?

Baby skincare methods

According to dermatologists and based on research, many health products for baby skin, including lotions, shampoos, ointments, and wet wipes, etc. are the cause of allergies and based on the results of clinical studies can cause 6 types of allergies. Be in children.

Based on scientific analysis and according to European health officials, these products are divided into 3 groups based on ingredients; “Dangerous”, “Medium Risk” and “Low Risk”.

Dangers to the baby’s skin

In a recent study, French researchers looked at 341 children’s products in terms of the chemicals used in them and said that 299 of them fall into the “dangerous” category. The reason for this is the presence of the following compounds:

1. Methyl Mysoline, which is used as a chemical preservative and causes allergies in contact with the skin. This compound is present in a variety of products used for children, including wipes.

Phenoxyethanol, a chemical preservative that can impair fertility and is dangerous for the heart and blood. It is available in a variety of products, including wipes. The limit for using this combination is about 1%, but even this rate has been identified in children under 3 years old and dangerous.

Phenoxyethanol is found in many products, including sunscreens and toothpaste, and is absorbed not only orally but also through the skin. Research and experiments by the French National Agency for Drug Safety have shown that the compound can cause liver, blood, and heart poisoning. The compound is also listed in health products as phenoxytol or EGphE. Do not buy products containing this compound.

3. Essential oils and perfumes that increase the risk of allergies and were present in 226 products out of 341 products tested.

Also in 181 products were found compounds that are in the group of “medium risk compounds”. These compounds include the following:

4. EDTA (disodium, tetrasodium, calcium disodium), which is mostly found in foaming products, is also used in wet wipes and is highly irritating to the eye mucosa.

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Tricks for caring for the sensitive and delicate skin of children

 5. Lorraine and Rlorel sulfate, which are not carcinogenic but irritate the hair and skin and are widely used in shampoos and bath products.

6. Mineral oils, which are derived from petroleum and are used in creams and lotions.
7. Fine particles ( zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and MBBT) whose effect is not yet fully understood and is used in sunscreens.

These hazardous compounds are still used in products due to a lack of necessary studies. However, experts warn that at least for children, except in emergencies, do not use some products, especially wet wipes, and reduce the consumption of some products, including some shampoos and perfumes, as much as possible.

8. Low-risk compounds include parabens and BHT. Parabens are some with few side effects and some with many side effects, and you can see all of them with one eye. For this reason, you need to be careful in using products that contain them. BHT can also interfere with endocrine secretion and cause infertility and genital defects.

Experts, following research and studies, recommend that you avoid these types of products as much as possible, especially for children under 3 years of age, and limit consumption for older children.

Tips for protecting children’s skin

1. Never use adult health products for children.

2. Before buying children’s health products, look at the label and make sure it does not contain dangerous chemical compounds.

3. Avoid using wet wipes. Use wet wipes with water to wipe around the mouth or hands of children and even the buttocks. This is not only good for your child but also good for the environment.

4. Use natural oils and products without essential oils to massage children’s bodies.

5. In children who become allergic due to the use of health products, especially wet wipes, stopping the product will help relieve the symptoms. Experts suggest that you pay attention to their ingredients before buying cosmetics. Buy products that are odorless and free of these compounds, and do not use these products except in emergencies to clean urine or feces or to clean children’s faces and hands.

Tricks for caring for children’s delicate skin

1. Children’s skin is 5 times thinner and softer than adults’, which is why many substances that do not harm an adult’s skin can be catastrophic in contact with a child’s skin.

2. One of the most important tasks is to wash the baby’s skin, but contrary to popular belief, if your baby is still a baby, especially in the cold seasons, bathing him every day has adverse effects.
Babies should not be bathed more than 3 times a week. Because, according to doctors, babies whose parents bathe them frequently develop severe skin problems such as eczema. The best time to take a bath in the morning or at the end of the day is before feeding, after which the baby is breastfed and asleep.
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Tricks for caring for the sensitive and delicate skin of children

 3. As the baby gets older, you can bathe him around a certain time daily because bathing daily, especially in hot weather, makes the baby feel relaxed and refreshed.

4. Baby cleansers should be very gentle because children’s skin is less oily than adults. Due to its neutral pH, baby soap and shampoo do not irritate or irritate the eyes, and it has the mildest composition among detergents. The baby’s delicate skin becomes dry after bathing.

To prevent this, you can pour a few drops of baby oil in the baby’s tub and rinse the baby with this water, or after bathing and before drying, apply some baby oil to the baby‘s wet skin. When drying the baby, clean the folds of his limbs carefully enough.

5. Wash baby clothes with baby soaps and avoid washing with washing powders and fabric softeners as these substances make the skin sensitive. If possible, expose the baby’s laundry to the sun for drying.

6. If you experience inflammation of the skin at the site of the diaper, which can cause burns, itching, and as a result disturbing the baby’s comfort and sleep, wash the baby’s feet with warm water and soap for the baby’s body and dry them with a soft cloth. Do not rub the towel on the skin as it can aggravate the skin lesions, then lubricate it with ointments for burns on the baby’s feet.

It is best to use oversized diapers until the burn heals and do not cover the baby with tight rubber shorts.

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