Skincare for your newborn!
You want the best for your baby, and so do we! That’s why as a skincare specialist and mom of 3, I compiled some of my best skincare advice for babies right here:
Particularly if your baby was born past their due date, you may notice their skin is dry and flakey in their first few weeks of life.
- Short, lukewarm baths are recommended.
- Delaying the first bath, and spreading out baths to once every few days instead of every day can also help.
- Try adding a natural milk bath like our Coco Oat Soak from So Luxury to gently cleanse and enhance skin softness.
- Use a gentle and hydrating wash like our Stone Crop Gel Wash from Eminence Organics.
- Apply lotion or oil to the skin immediately following baths while the skin is still damp.
This itchy, red rash is common in babies who have a family history of asthma, allergies or atopic dermatitis.
- Use free-from detergents only, and avoid fabric softeners.
- Consider eliminating dairy and/or other common allergens from your diet (if you are
breastfeeding) or from your baby's diet (if they are formula fed).
- Apply the Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm to affected areas (can also be used on diaper rash) to quickly and effectively heal the skin.
One of the most common questions I get is regarding baby "acne". This type of acne is related to hormonal fluctuations in the early weeks of life, however you should also monitor your baby for food sensitivities.
The best way to treat baby acne is using your own breast milk. Expressing and applying a small amount to their skin following each feed will accelerate healing. If you are not breastfeeding, green tea compresses can be used instead - or, if you do nothing it will go away in time all on it's. own. Do not apply over the counter acne products to your baby's skin.
- Blog by Meaghan Tenbergen, CEO and certified Skin Specialist.