One minute you’re wondering if the blistering heat will ever come to an end and the next you’re leaving home in the dark in the morning, bundled in layers of warmth. When it comes to your young ones, the changing seasons bring unwelcome bouts of colds and flu, which are often connected to skin ailments. Follow these winter skincare tips for kids during the colder months.
Su-Marie Annandale, from baby skincare brand Krayons, has the following winter skincare tips for kids:
- A chapped nose and cheeks can often occur from a constant runny nose, and the wiping of it. To soothe and prevent a chapped nose and cheeks, take a facecloth soaked in warm water and gently dab the affected area. Once the skin is warm, apply Krayons Aqueous Cream gently in upward stokes until it has been absorbed. Follow this same routine two to three times a day.
- Heat rash sometimes happens when your baby is wrapped up too warmly. You’ll see itchy red bumps arising from clogged sweat glands. The best way to combat this is to dress your baby in breathable layers, which can be removed if the weather warms up. Watch out for overheating, especially in little babies.
- Take time to pamper at bath time. Use this special time with your children to indulge their skin. In winter, rub Krayons Aqueous cream generously into your child’s skin before bathing. Make sure that the bath water isn’t too hot and avoid harsh soap products in the winter months (when skin is especially dry). Once bath time is over, pat your child’s skin dry and apply another layer of cream before dressing.
- Don’t forget to use sunscreen throughout the year. The sun can cause unnecessary damage to young skin in both summer and winter.
“Keeping your baby or child’s skin adequately moisturised in the cold will make sure that many skin ailments are avoided,” adds Su-Marie.
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