Winter care for little skin
With winter just around the corner, the need for extra care and nourishment for the baby’s skin becomes top priority for a mother.
With winter just around the corner, the need for extra care and nourishment for the baby's skin becomes top priority for a mother.
Heath experts suggest that winter calls for extra nourishment for dry and scaly skin because cold air does not carry as much moisture as warm air.
"Bathing is an important step in your baby's winter skin care routine. Using a mild wash enriched with Indian aloe, almond oil, and olive oil can work well to nourish and maintain the moisture balance of your baby's skin," said Dr. Subhashini N.S., Ayurveda Expert, The Himalaya Drug Company.
"However, avoid giving long, warm baths as they can dry your baby's skin. You can opt for a baby soap infused with Indian Aloe, milk, Almond Oil, and Olive Oil, which is formulated specifically to manage excessive dry skin in babies, if you prefer a soap instead of a wash," she said.
Other skin care measures that a mother should consider during winter, according to Dr. Subhashini N.S., are:
Post bath, always moisturise your baby's skin with a gentle baby lotion infused with natural ingredients that helps protect baby's skin from excessive dryness, leaving it soft and supple all-day long.
You can opt for one with olive oil that helps protect skin, and almond oil, which is an excellent skin softener and provides the required nourishment for your baby's skin.