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8 time tested winter skin care tips for your little ones

Latest Beauty Tips: Parents, kindly note! Winter season can bring some key challenges for new parents as newborns are a little more sensitive and need extra care. Here are a few tips.

Written by: India TV Lifestyle Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 09, 2018 18:25 IST ]

8 time tested winter skin care tips for your little ones

The winter season can bring some key challenges for new parents as newborns are a little more sensitive and need extra care in the cold season. Ensure their skin is well moisturised and protected.

Here, we give you a few tips:

Must-have body lotions for winter

To fight dryness of baby skin in winters, selecting the perfect baby lotion can be a task for parents as babies have thin skin which loses its moisture faster in comparison to adults. Body lotion with Parabens-free formula and richness of sweet almond milk are ideal for protection and moisturising baby's delicate skin. 

Moisturising rich cream

In winter, parents should always make sure that baby is being moisturised properly, especially the most exposed areas like face, hands and legs after bath to keep the baby's skin soft and supple throughout the day. Good quality cream with the richness of Omega-3 and Vitamin E helps in deeply nourishing skin's driest areas keeping it nourished all along the day.

Nourishment through massage oil

The skin of a newborn is very gentle and requires special care each day. Massaging the baby with special baby oil that is parabens-free and enriched with high nourishing properties of rice bran oil is very beneficial for the baby's delicate skin. 

Protection from dry air

In winter, the humidity level drops and dry air can affect baby's health from nasal infection to a sore throat which they can't even let you know, and from dry skin and cracked lips to breathing issues in some cases. A humidifier in the baby's room adds much-needed moisture to the air and creates favourable breathing conditions, allowing your baby to sleep comfortably. 

Take care of the skin

Do not apply too much of soap and leave it on the body for long as it dries up the skin causing irritation. Bath duration should not exceed 5 minutes in order to prevent overhydration of skin which may lead to easy fragility of skin and decrease threshold of injury. 

Give a quick bath

As baby skin is very thin and fragile you should dab rather than vigorously rubbing which results in damage to superficial layers of skin. Finish bath quickly.

Keep the child warm

Make sure the baby is warm inside the home. Your baby should be well covered while you take him/her out in the winter and must be covered in woollen clothes, socks and mittens (if there's an allergy or irritation, use cotton). The child should not be exposed to cold winds which cause can cause cold, cough and pneumonia.

Keep the skin moist

Always try to keep the baby skin moist. Apply moisturiser within a few minutes after the bath. Since the skin is very delicate, use moisturisers that contain coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil. This will also nourish the skin.

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