Features of baby skin care during the winter
The skin of the baby is much thinner and softer than the skin of an adult. Therefore, in winter, children’s skin requires more careful care. The effects of frost, cold and wind can lead to many problems with the health of the baby. What to do, do not refuse from winter walks. Of course, no: actively spending time in the winter on the street is important and necessary. You just have to know what is dangerous for baby skin and how to properly care for it.
The cold is dangerous to the skin of the child
At low temperatures the humidity of the air drops sharply. Dry air, frost, wind dry the skin on the face or hands, if they are not protected, causing redness and peeling. As a result, the skin dries up and ceases to perform its protective functions. In the winter, the baby can overcooil, and the skin in the open areas of the body – frostbite. Therefore, it is important to avoid such moments.
Although cold allergy is not common, it is more common in children than in adults. With allergies to the cold, the skin may blush, rash, swell and scratch. In such cases, you need to show the child a pediatrician or a dermatologist: you may need to take antihistamines.
The condition of the skin of the child: what to look for
On the skin of the baby there is a natural protective water-fat film that protects the structure of the skin from damage. But under the influence of cold, this film is destroyed. If the baby from the games and cold air just blushed cheeks, this one. But if the skin began to peel off, dry, crack, then just to smear it with a baby cream and keep the child in cold weather is not enough. Into damaged skin it is easier to penetrate microbes that can provoke development of skin diseases.
Also, the condition may be aggravated by the use of soap or shampoos, so wash and bathe the baby should only be done with special childcare products, and not the same shampoo or gel for the soul as for yourself. Even with problems with open areas of the skin, you may experience clogging, redness, itching, etc. on the buttocks, in the inguinal folds, etc., when the child is too warmly dressed, overheated and sweating. If such symptoms have already appeared, then you should show the child to a doctor: a specialist will appoint a remedy for the treatment of the problem and will help to find a baby cosmetics.
How to avoid problems with your baby’s skin in winter
Before you go outdoors, the skin of the baby should be lubricated with a protective baby cream. The cream should be applied in 20-30 minutes before the outlet so that it will absorb and help to form a protective film. The skin of a baby’s home should be lubricated with a moisturizing baby cream, which will reduce irritation from the effects of cold and the effects of dry, warm air in the room. For toddlers with dry skin, this is especially needed to restore the water-fat balance of the skin. Carefully choose a hat, a scarf and gloves, use a hood. But do not close your mouth with a scarf, so it risks getting sick even faster than just walking in the cold.
Baby lips need to be lubricated with hygienic lipstick in order to avoid winding and peeling. It is important to dress the child correctly: if he is dressed easily, he may overcool and get frostbite. And if it is wrapped up – it will sweep during a walk and “earn” a pot. Therefore, in the winter season, the baby powder should always be at hand. To calm the nursing skin and remove irritation, it is possible to wipe the skin of the face and hands of the baby by the decoction of camomile or calendula. And as a preventive maintenance of skin diseases it is recommended once a week to bathe the child in the bathroom from the decoction of herbs – the same chamomile, calendula or herd.