Caring for Your Little Ones’ Skin During Colder Weather
Wondering how to protect your baby’s skin during the cold winter months?
Look no further, we have spoken to MooGoo, the baby skincare experts to provide you with their top tips to keep your little one’s skin protected and nourished during the colder seasons.
Why is it important to protect babies' skin during the colder months?
The icy winter air is prone to causing dryness on exposed skin for people of all ages, meaning for us adults it is often time to switch up the skincare routine, and the same should be done for your little one. With babies having a much thinner layer of skin and more chance of losing moisture compared to adults, the cold can be extremely harsh, destined to interfere with their skin barrier if not
protected properly. This is why for babies and toddlers who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, you will often notice a flare up when the weather outside drops and the heating is being flicked on inside.
The impact of moisturiser...
Moisturiser is essential all year round, but especially in the colder months. By using a moisturiser you can create a barrier for your baby's skin, enabling the moisture to be retained, and dryness minimised. We suggest using a moisturiser that contains natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin - we love MooGoo’s Baby Soothing Moisturiser
or Scalp Cream
, both packed with natural oils
and healing ingredients, aloe vera and honey.
MooGoo also labels moisturisers containing harsh ingredients such as fragrances and paraffin oil a no-go, since synthetic additives are going to dry out and likely damage the baby’s skin. It is vital that during the winter, baby’s skin has ultimate protection and hydration, so opt for moisturisers that contain both barrier protecting and healing ingredients such as Allantoin to retain moisture and prevent reaction.
It is best to limit bathing times during winter months where hot water can reduce hydration in the skin. We suggest bathing your baby in lukewarm baths and for the must-have bath bubbles, use products that contain replenishing ingredients. We love MooGoo’s 2-in1 Bubbly Wash
containing rice bran which conditions, replenishes and soothes skin, and can be used directly on the skin as a