A skincare guide to the first 12 months of your baby - Part 2 of 5

Phase 2:Ā Maturation of skin barrierĀ (1 toĀ 3Ā months)

By now, the skin is rapidly accustoming to its surroundings and gradually strengthening its barrier function, enhancing its capacity to maintain hydration balance. Yet in harsher environments with fluctuating humidity, babies may experience problems like dry skin, diaper rash, and infantile eczema. Implementing a comprehensive skincare routine can significantly aid in preserving the baby's skin health.

Skincare Guide:

  1. Gentle Cleansing:Ā Use a hypoallergenic and fragrance-free baby wash, 2-3 times a week for about 5-10 minutes each time. This will clean the baby's skin without drying it out. Paying extra attention to areas with folds where dirt and sweat can collect.
  2. Moisturization:Ā Apply a hypoallergenic baby moisturizer after each bath and as needed to areas prone to dryness. Choose organic baby products free from chemicals, fragrances, and allergens to avoid irritation if you can.
  3. Diaper Care:Ā Continue with the diaper balm routine to prevent diaper rash.
  4. Skin Checks:Ā Regularly inspect the skin for signs of irritation, rash, or eczema. Adjust skincare routines as needed and consult a healthcare professional if any concerns arise.
  5. Sun Protection:Ā Minimize sun exposure and dress infants in lightweight, long-sleeved clothing and hats when outdoors. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during peak hours.