Lotions or moisturizers plays a vital role if you want to take good care of your skin. It can help the skin to become hydrated and make a barricade to prevent and protect the skin from harmful elements.
This means that applying lotions to our babies right after their bath is a thing to consider. But even so we know that we must use lotions on our babies, it is very hard to choose and decide on what kind of baby lotions to use. It is necessary to put in mind that using the lotions applicable for us adults may not become applicable for our babies’ sensitive skin. To begin with, we need to consider a few things in basic skin biology. We do not need to worry, being an MD is not needed in understanding all about skin biology, but it can be a help to identify the difference in the skins of an adult and a baby. The skin is the largest body organ found in the human body and is very important because it is the one that protects and defend the body from the harmful elements. The human skin is made up of a closed network or groups of cells that is responsible in producing the body’s natural moisturizing factor or sometimes called natural body oils as well as the nerves, blood vessels, collagen, oil glands and the immune cells.
One of the important aspects of our body’s skin is its function to protect as what was mentioned. Our skin acts as a protector and defense by being the physical barrier and as well as protecting our body from dehydration. Lot of things that can be the reasons of increase water loss from our skin and body are too much water exposure like for example staying in a pool for long hours and also because of the reduction of the body’s natural oils produce by the skin or what is called natural moisturizing factor. In contrary to what people have tried to believe, resting in a warm bath does not hydrate the body and the skin, instead, it does the opposite. Let’s remember that baby’s skin is different from the adult’s skin. A baby’s skin is less thick and is more sensitive than adults.
This is important in deciding what kind of product to be use in your baby. Consider to avoid products that have elements or ingredients that are not necessary and also those who have issues with regards to safety. Also do not engage with the products having a fragrance because commonly fragrance causes skin allergies and may harm the baby’s skin.