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    Natural Ingredients for Baby Skin Care

    • 4 min read

    Using natural ingredients on your babies’ skin is crucial to preventing inflammation and to help ensure the skin is kept nourished and soft. It is important to do your research to accurately determine the ingredients in the products used on your child. Natural skin care for babies is becoming increasingly more common as parents look to avoid the use of synthetics or irritants. Here at Grahams Natural we have just made this choice that much easier!

     

     

    Grahams Natural has three new baby products launching in the coming weeks! The naturally formulated products are designed to help protect and nourish children’s gentle skin. The new products are a baby derma wash, baby derma shampoo and baby derma cream.

    The natural baby derma shampoo is chemical free which will keep even the most sensitive skin happy and healthy. The natural ingredients including chamomile and lavender work to soothe and nourish the skin. The product can also be used a body wash for a 2 in 1 purpose.

    The baby derma wash is a unique formula which is gentle on the skin and soap free. this baby wash was developed with 7 natural plant extracts to clean babies of all ages. The natural ingredients include soothing extracts of calendula and chamomile to calm and nourish sensitive skin. This product is specially designed for sensitive or eczema prone skin.

    The baby derma cream is carefully crafted with a blend of natural skin softening oils to moisturise and nourish the skin. Suitable for all skin types, this moisturiser will be life changing if your child suffers from sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema or dry itchy skin.

     

    Grahams Natural Best Baby Skincare Tips!

    Bathing/Showering Care:

    Newborn babies don’t crawl or eat solid; therefore, they get much less dirty than a toddler! It can be okay to bathe your newborn every second day. Particularly for babies suffering from eczema as water can dry the skin out causing further irritation. We recommend using our Grahams Bath and body oil during bath time. It can be applied topically by massaging into the skin before bathing/showering or a capful can be placed in the bath water. The oil will protect the skin from drying out helping prevent irritation after being in the water. Be careful when showering with bubs that the water isn’t aimed directly at their face. Whilst in the bath or shower, our new baby derma wash and shampoo can be used on the body and hair to gently cleanse the skin. They contain natural ingredients which is perfect for babies with sensitive skin. For babies with eczema it may be more beneficial to let the products run over the skin rather than rubbing/massaging into the skin as it can cause further irritation, particularly if using some sort of harsh washcloth. Using a chemical free bath wash will ensure that the skin won’t be stripped of its naturally occurring oils that help keep it supple and healthy. This is important for babies with eczema as dry skin can cause a flare-up. It is also important to be aware of the pressure when brushing through hair with a comb, particularly if the baby suffers from cradle cap. Bathing can be a soothing process for babies and can be useful to implement into their nighttime routine to help with sleeping.

     

    After Bath Care:

    Keeping eczema prone skin well moisturised and hydrated can help with the management of flare-ups. When removing from the bath, pat dry your bub. It is important not to rub as this will irritate the skin. When the skin is still slightly damp apply ether the Grahams baby eczema cream or the new baby derma cream. Both will lock the essential moisture into the skin, keeping it hydrated and nourished. Use the cream liberally – cover the whole body, concentrating on the areas that are especially prone to dryness like elbows, knees, and little feet. Don’t forget to moisturise the bubs face as well as this is a common spot to see eczema in babies. Using a 100% natural, gentle baby moisturiser with no harsh fragrances can help avoid a reaction. Applying the moisturiser can be relaxing for bubs as it soothes the skin and is a good way for you to bond with your baby.

     

    Extra Care and Maintenance:

    If your baby suffers from eczema, it is important to step up the daily moisturising to at least twice a day. This will ensure the skin is keep hydrated and soft, preventing the skin from flare-up from dryness. It is also important to be aware of what irritates your bubs skin. Dressing your baby in cotton clothing can help reduce the irritation that would be caused by other fabrics such as wool and polyester. Keeping moisture in the skin at optimal levels allows the skin to heal itself. We recommend moisturising an eczema prone bub before dressing in the morning, after a midday nappy change and before bed. Our baby eczema cream contains Shea butter which delivers that extra moisture to the skin whilst still allowing it to breathe. Maintenance is important in skin care as you don’t want to be moisturising when you see dry patches, otherwise you will end up in a cycle of trying to soothe inflamed and dry skin. Developing a daily skin care routine for your baby can be useful for maintaining skin health and prevent eczema flare-ups. As your baby gets older, involve them in the process of applying cream as this will help set them up with great skin care habits for life.