Your Skin

Is Moisturising necessary for your baby?

Is Moisturising necessary for your baby?

Moisturising your baby’s skin may not be a top priority for most mothers as a baby’s soft skin is often assumed to be hydrated enough. However, your baby’s skin is different from an adult’s, and therefore requires special attention and skincare.

Hydration Benefits

Moisturising your baby’s skin may not be a top priority for most mothers as a baby’s soft skin is often assumed to be hydrated enough. This often leads to a lack of moisture in a baby’s skin.

When a baby’s skin lacks moisture, it leads to dry skin, which can lead to a variety of skin conditions and problems. Itchiness, chafing and even eczema are caused or aggravated by dry skin.

 

Knowing Your Baby’s Skin

Your baby’s skin is different from an adult’s, and requires special attention and skincare. While it’s true that a baby’s skin absorbs moisture faster, it also loses moisture faster because the top layer of the baby’s skin (the epidermis) does not attach as well to the layer below (the dermis) . A baby’s skin is thinner and a lot more susceptible to changes and environmental factors than an adult’s, and having well-moisturised skin helps protect them from a myriad of other skin problems.