The winter season is a time when skin is more prone to dehydration and irritation due to external factors (wind, cold, dry air, temperature changes). Take care of your little ones' skin with these tips.
Our skin is thirsty!
In this season, the skin is dehydrated, it lacks water. The water contained in the cells of the epidermis evaporates and the skin becomes dehydrated. Your little one's skin is already naturally dry. In winter, it is likely to be even drier, more reactive, irritated, more sensitive to allergens and irritants... and also, it itches!
Very fragile, the fragile skin of a baby or child dries out even more easily when faced with external aggressions such as the cold or wind. We will notice this dryness in several ways on the face for example: redness, rough cheeks, chapped lips, scabs; or on the body with tightness, tingling, a lack of suppleness of the skin.
Protecting the skin of our little ones?
To prevent dehydrated skin, it is important to apply daily moisturizing care healthy and sufficient. This moisturizing thanks to creams, oils, balms, goes through the face but also all the rest of the body and this, from the beginning of the day: at the time of the toilet of the morning, when one cleans the face or the hands, after the bath, etc. Be careful, water and soap can dry out the skin, it is important to protect the skin with a richer, quality product after washing. Also limit the temperature of your baby's bath water to 36°C. Baths that are too hot increase dryness.
In winter, the skin is more fragile because it is permeable and its inflammatory system is sensitized. To limit dehydration, it is necessary to clean and moisturize your child's skin every day with gentle and adapted natural skin care products. Pioupiou's healthy skin care products are perfectly adapted to your little ones.
Moisturize, a lot! Choose a moisturizer that meets your skin needs and the season: rich in moisturizing, nourishing and soothing active ingredients. Our goal is to preserve the skin's lipidic barrier, protect against the cold and help calm any discomfort you may feel.
You can apply Pioupiou products:
- as a protective care, for example before going out, on the face, the hands, or in massage on the body after the toilet or the bath.
- as an SOS treatment on the dry zones like the feet, the elbows, the hands, the lips...
- in thick layer on the very dry zones, by depositing a large hazelnut without spreading it and let the skin absorb. In the evening before bedtime for example.
Check that the humidity level of your house is between 35 and 45% in winter. And that the temperature in your child's room is around 19°C.
Make sure your child drinks enough water to keep his or her skin naturally hydrated.
Taking care of your baby's skin when you go out?
Protecting your child's skin also means making sure that he or she is well dressed during your outdoor outings. The outfit should include several layers (bodysuit, clothes, wetsuit, blanket), and accessories such as a hat, mittens, scarf so that your little one benefits from optimal protection. We apply the onion method (layering of clothes)! In case of very cold weather, remember to apply more moisture to exposed areas, such as cheeks, lips and nose before going outside, to create a protective barrier.
Be careful, try to explain to your little one that he should not moisten his lips with his tongue, it dries them out even more. For the hands, remember to take care of them as well and use a soft balm to prevent them from drying out. Even if the other parts of the body are protected by our clothes, don't forget to moisturize them with an oil or a cream. The skin also tends to dry out due to heat and friction from clothing.
All these advices are valid for babies, children but also for adults.
And in the mountains?
All these good habits are to be kept, even and especially during winter vacations. In the mountains, we are even more vigilant with skin care. Sunburns are not the only ailments that can affect your child during their snow vacations. Wind, rain and cold are all identified enemies. Continue to protect and moisturize your child's skin with daily care and use an appropriate sun cream.
If it is important to protect your child's skin by moisturizing it with soft oils, balms, or specific creams, you must not forget that moisturizing comes first from the inside. It is true that in the mountains, the air is drier and we dehydrate more easily than down in the valley. Remember to make them drink regularly.
OurGentle Balm is ideal for protecting, soothing and moisturizing your skin in winter. Very rich and healthy, feel free to apply it anywhere at any time of the day. Then also use our Mama Baby Oil to moisturize baby's body after washing or bathing or to relax with a warm massage.