In this article you can read more about skin care for babies and children.
Children's skin is up to five times thinner and drier than the skin of an adult. The sebum-producing glands are still small and replenish the skin's own fat with difficulty. Children's skin is therefore much more vulnerable to dehydration due to harmful external influences, such as cold, wind and sun. With the mild products of Flawsome Essentials we ensure that the children's skin is optimally hydrated and protected. Send us a message if you want a product for your baby or child.
Beauty Tips for Your Child
1. Eat Right
You may already be concerned about what your child is eating, but sometimes parents may become too lenient with their children and allow them to consume too much junk food. This can negatively impact their health and their beauty. Stick to encouraging balanced meals that include meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. Allowing them to have junk food every now and then is all right but keep it to a minimum.
2. Beauty Sleep
Getting children to bed early is not an easy task, but if you make sure that they get plenty of activities during the day, both physically and mentally, they are bound to be tired enough to hit the sack when you want them to. Sleep helps the mind and body recover from the day’s activities. The growth hormone is produced, and the new cells produced to ensure that your child wakes up looking fresh and more vibrant.
3. Sunshine Vitamin
Though the trend is to lather on sunscreen for everything, Vitamin D is actually very important for your child, the lack of which causes children to develop rickets, muscle cramps, seizures and difficulty in breathing. Vitamin D is essential in helping your child absorb calcium, which helps in developing strong teeth and bones, making it a vitamin that cannot be excluded.
Allow your child to be out in the sun for at least an hour every day, but ensure that it does not fall between the hours of 12-4:30 pm as this is the time when the sunlight is strongest and most harsh. While sunscreen is important, do not go overboard when applying it to your child as they contain a lot of chemicals. Instead, make use of sunhats and umbrellas if you feel your child is being exposed to too much sun.
4. Go Mild and Herbal
Your child’s skin and hair are sensitive, so when using soaps and shampoos, make sure to look for mild and herbal formulas and avoid any brands that use too many chemicals. While those may show immediate results, the use of so many chemicals on your little one will definitely have a negative impact on them in the future.
5. Oil Regularly
A lot of people do not like to oil their hair or body, but the benefits of doing so cannot be ignored. You do not need to drench your child’s hair and skin in oil, but massaging a little coconut, sweet almond or olive oil into their skin at least half an hour before their bath can work wonders.
Does your child have sensitive skin? Try Jojoba oil, as coconut oil and olive oil, are thick and can clog the pores and cause breakouts, whereas Jojoba oil will be able to restore the natural balance in your child’s skin and hair, keeping it hydrated and less prone to cracking in the skin and breakage in hair.
Dry skin is more prone to cracking, and cuts can form easily but moisturized skin remains soft and supple and also has the ability to heal faster and is not so easily injured. Apply a mild moisturizer of good quality to your child’s skin after their bath every day to keep their skin firm and beautiful.
7. Encourage Personal Hygiene
Personal hygiene should be instilled in children as early as possible, especially since they have the tendency to get themselves very dirty during play. Keep their nails trimmed and clean so that bacteria does not gather underneath and teach your child to wash their hands and rinse their faces after coming in from outside. This will make sure that nothing unwanted is left sitting on their skin that could potentially cause rashes and other problems.
Gently cleansing their faces with rosewater and a cotton ball is better for them than using face wash too many times a day. Washing their faces with soap too often in the day will reduce their skin’s ability to naturally hydrate itself and cause over-sensitivity in the long run.