Best Ways To Take Care Of Dry Skin For Your Children

by Dr. Shireen Furtado

How good is the warmth of summer, without the winter cold to offer it, sweetness?

To avoid dry skin, you need to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! This is the most vital step in prevention of your child's dry skin.

It needs to be part of your child's everyday habit:





  • Luke-warm baths-hot water will dry out the skin. Do not encourage your child to soak up in soapy water. Quick lukewarm showers/bucket baths are more effective in the prevention of dry skin. Gently towel off, patting the skin. Do not rub dry skin.

  • Do not use plain soap as it dries the skin, also liquid baby soap. More foam results in more surfactant and hence dries the skin.

  • Use a soap that moisturizes your skin with no perfume - unscented less lather soap or cleanser is a soap-free which is good for the skin.

  • Daily moisturizing lotion - It is very important to use moisturizing lotion at least two to four times a day. Apply a moisturizing lotion or cream to the full-body, use generously and generally all over the body, including the face. One good time to use lotion is after the bath as it locks in the moisture.

Consult the Best Pediatric Dermatologists In Bangalore to know more about dry skincare for your child.

Some tips to ensure healthy skin in winter:










  • Cotton clothes are best. Avoid wool and synthetic fabrics; they may be more abrasive and skin irritant.

  • Use cotton sheets and cotton blankets which are soft. Wash new clothes before wearing them. This will bring out any chemicals from the manufacturing process.

  • Never use any perfume or scented lotions.

  • Avoid bubble baths.

  • Laundry detergent - It is suggested to use a mild and dye-free detergent. Liquid detergents rinse out well.

  • Double rinse the wash to get rid of all the detergent.

  • Shower or bathe after your child plays in the field or is involved in sports that make him sweaty. Manage 25-40 percent humidity in your home. Buy a humidity gauge.

  • During the dry winter, it is better to use a humidifier in your home. In the humid summer period, the air conditioning can retain the humidity well.

  • Suntan lotion - Use one that is free of irritation to your child's skin. PABA free is better.

Get in touch with Aster CMI Hospital which is one among the Best Dermatology Hospitals in Bangalore offering the highest quality medical care for children.

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