We must keep in mind that the skin of a baby, especially newborn, is much more delicate than the skin of an adult. The baby has thinner skin, has a weaker bond between the dermis and epidermis, produces less sweating and has a neutral pH.
It is important to be aware that babies have very sensitive skin, and everything possible should be done to avoid damaging it. In this way, proper hygiene is the best way to maintain the health of your dermis.
It should be noted that all cosmetic products for babies as well as the ingredients that compose them must be evaluated with the necessary measures and under qualified professionals to ensure their safety.
Baby cosmetics should be studied in adults whose cutaneous pathophysiological response is the closest to that of children. Therefore, people with sensitive skin and applying the product on sensitive areas are used.
They must be specific products with hypo allergenic formulas, without perfumes, dyes or preservatives. It is essential to use neutral and very mild pH soaps. Also, you cannot neglect your hydration after bathing.
In the case of shampoo, soap, body wash, lotion and body oil, it is preferable that they contain moisturizing components such as olive oil, palm, chamomile, marigold extract, coconut or avocado. Antiseptic soaps are not recommended as they are too aggressive with the baby’s skin.
On the other hand, we should not forget sun protection in babies. In the case of these products, it is important to evaluate the safety of these products, paying special attention to the time of sun exposure and the bioavailability of their ingredients.