Yes, you read that right: baby skincare is very important!
You see, a newborn’s skin is incredibly delicate. This means choosing the right products (formulated and adapted to a baby’s sensitive skin) is essential. Because a baby's immune system is also fragile, it is just as important to choose products that won’t trigger abnormal skin irritation, dryness, chafing, and rashes.
A few things to always keep in mind when caring for a newborn’s skin include:
- It's best to use skin care products that are made specifically for babies, such as fragrance-free and tear-free shampoos, soaps, creams, and lotions. With each use, make sure to keep an eye out for any allergic reactions.
- It's also important to keep a newborn's skin moisturized. Because of this, ointments are preferred––their thicker consistency makes them better at keeping your little one's skin soft.
- Perfumed, antibacterial, and deodorant soaps are too harsh for young children and should be avoided at least until they are toddlers!
- In general, babies younger than 6 months should be kept out of direct sunlight, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). However, you can apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 on small areas of the body, such as the face. Babies over 6 months exposed to sunlight should always wear a protective SPF.
Here are some of our newest additions for baby skincare:
MUSTELA STELATOPIA® EMOLLIENT CREAM - $26
Stelatopia Emollient Baby Cream’s fragrance-free formula and rich texture immediately soothe children with atopy-prone skin. It delivers long lasting hydration and soothes the itchy feeling on irritated skin areas. Body and face. Suits newborns.
MUSTELA STELATOPIA® FOAM SHAMPOO - $17
Stelatopia Foam Shampoo’s fragrance-free formula is specially designed for babies. A must for those with extremely dry skin or sensitive scalp area!
MUSTELA 1 2 3 VITAMIN BARRIER CREAM - $10.30
This Vitamin Barrier Cream from Mustela takes complete care of baby’s bottom. Fragrance-free and natural, it can be used from birth to soothe the baby’s diaper area and prevent redness and irritation. Easy to apply and clean off.
DRUIDE SUNSCREEN CHILDREN SPF 30 - $29.99
This innovative sunscreen offers a wide spectrum SPF30 protection against UVA and UVB to your baby. It is translucent and incredibly easy to apply without leaving any white film and it smells divinely good. No nanoparticules.
DRUIDE BABY PROTECTIVE SOAP - CHAMOMILE & CALENDULA - $7.99
A protective bar soap that gently cleanses and purifies your baby’s delicate skin. Calms irritations and provides an immediate sensation of comfort. Forms a lasting protective veil on your baby’s skin. Leaves skin soft, supple and protected.
MUSTELA NO-RINSE CLEANSING WATER - $20
The Baby Cleansing Water requires no rinsing! It gently cleans your baby and children's face and diaper area in just one step. To use, apply the No-rinse cleansing water with a cotton pad to clean baby or child's face and diaper area. No rinsing is needed. Gently pat dry, paying special attention to the diaper area and skin folds.
Until next time,
The BSE team