Kids can’t wait for summer to finally be here. Summer means it’s always sunny, school’s out, and friends are outside playing. But summer weather also means that you should keep an eye on their skin.
How to get rid of your child’s dry skin
First, to protect their delicate skin from UVA and UVB (read more on the subject in our latest blog post), but also because babies and children can get dry skin, yes, even in summer.
We tend to think that dry skin is the result of cold outdoor air and indoor heating, but it can also be caused by many other factors, like air conditioning, saltwater or chlorine in pool water. Dry skin can show up anywhere on the body, but children are more prone to getting it on their face, arms, and legs. If you notice flaky, rough patches on your child’s skin, it’s probably time to take things in your own hands and treat it right away. Good news is, it’s easy and you will notice results quickly!
Bath time, where it all starts (and ends)
Because water removes the skin’s natural oils, there are a few things you can do to prevent bath time to become a problem. First step is to keep bath times shorter than they probably are right now - around 10 minutes. Also, use warm water instead of hot water. Finally, use a fragrance-free soap, like our Fragrance Free Natural Baby Wash or our Unscented Sunflower Natural Soap Bar if your kid is a little older.
Next step is to apply a generous quantity of lotion or moisturizer, right after bath time. Again, opt for the fragrance free version, like our Fragrance Free Natural Baby Lotion. Also, if your child loves to go for a swim, apply moisturizer before and after he goes into the pool.
Dry skin can come and go, as many factors play a role. Keep an eye on the situation and remember that the key is to be diligent. But for now, it’s time to go outside and have fun with the little ones! Enjoy summer!