Don’t we all love baby skin? Soft, gentle and all-around smooth, every parent hopes that their skin retains that lovely skin even as they grow older. However, with skin conditions like eczema, some babies are left with rough, dry, itchy and sensitive skin. Fret not; follow our 4 tips to soothe your baby’s eczema!
While there are no exact causes of eczema, this skin condition is one of the most common forms of rashes children have. According to the National Eczema Association, all types of eczema causes itching and redness. Moreover, the rash typically affects the insides of the elbows, backs of the knees, and the face. The issue of eczema may be a worrying factor for many parents but don’t worry, with medication and proper care, your child can be treated.
- Keep Your Child’s Skin Well Moisturised
Choose a fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic moisturiser that’s made for children and dermatologist tested. Apply it to your child’s body and face right after every bath to seal in the moisture. Made from Spent Grain Wax, Shea butter Extract, Argan Oil, the Ezerra Cream is a unique non-steroid moisturiser that uses active ingredients purely from plants.
Who’s it for?
Recommended for mild to moderate cases of atopic dermatitis, particularly in infants and children, this cream helps to effectively relieve symptoms of dryness, itchiness and inflammation.
- Bath Your Child in Warm Water
According to paediatric specialist Dr Kwong Kar Shun, the temperature of the shower water should not be too hot, and duration of 10-minutes is more than enough when bathing. Furthermore, bubble baths, Epson salts, and some other bath additives should be avoided because they can be irritating to the skin and worsen eczema, as stated by the National Eczema Association.
- Protect Your Child’s Skin from the Sun
Sun exposure can burn and irritate your child’s delicate skin. Encourage your child to stay out of the sun when its rays are at their strongest, from around 10am to 4pm. Cover your child up with protective clothing and apply sunscreen to exposed skin. Choose a sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, and has an SPF of at least 30. Avoid products that contain PABA, as these can irritate the skin.
- Use Gentle Soaps
According to dermatologist Dr Steven Loo, it is recommended to use a gentle shower cream without strong chemical and preservative to avoid skin irritation. To reduce the risk of skin problems, children should use a gentle soap that is fragrance-free and does not contain allergy sensitisation ingredients like the Ezerra Extra Gentle Cleanser that is 3 times gentler than normal cleansers! What we love about it is how it cleanses and moisturises the skin simultaneously without disturbing the skin’s moisturising factor.
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