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Sun Protection Habits to Daily Hygiene Practice: 5 things to teach kids about skincare

Educating children about skincare requires combining practical exercises and information. Children can acquire a lifelong respect for skin care by giving them a basic awareness of the functions of their skin and the significance of cleanliness, sun protection, moisturising, and good behaviours.

Written By : India TV Lifestyle Desk Edited By : Kristina Das
New Delhi
Published on: December 13, 2023 12:53 IST
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Image Source : FREEPIK 5 things to teach kids about skincare.

Early adoption of good skin care techniques in youngsters can help to ensure a lifetime of healthy skin. Taking care of your skin is crucial to your general health. Not only can skincare education help kids maintain healthy skin, but it also cultivates habits that enhance general well-being. We will go over five important skin care lessons to teach kids, so they have a strong basis for lifelong healthy behaviour.

Knowing the Role of Skin: First, tell them that the skin is the largest organ in the body and that it acts as a barrier to keep out bacteria and other dangerous substances. Discuss the many layers of the skin and its functions using the language that is best suited to communicate this information effectively to the kids. Talking about how the skin breathes and helps to regulate body temperature will pique attention. To hold their attention, use interactive activities or basic diagrams to make learning enjoyable.

Moisturising Skin to Promote Health: Instruct children on the importance of moisturising for preserving skin health. Describe how moisturisers reduce dryness and flakiness by keeping the skin moisturised. Furthermore, conveys the notion that moisturising ought to be a pleasurable and entertaining aspect of their everyday regimen.

Educate children to choose moisturisers that are made “specially” for their delicate skin. Apply moisturiser to the skin evenly, paying special attention to the face, hands, elbows and knees. Particularly after taking a bath or cleaning their face, urge children to develop the practice. Don't forget to talk about the importance of reading product labels to avoid allergens and harmful chemicals which could lead to adverse effects on their gentle skin.

Daily Hygiene Practice: Instill in children the value of maintaining good skin through everyday hygienic habits. Stress how important it is to take regular baths to rid the skin's surface of debris, perspiration, and bacteria. Promote the use of gentle, kid-friendly shampoos and soaps, and discuss the advantages of using warm rather than hot water to keep skin hydrated.

Explain the idea of a daily skincare regimen, focusing on important steps like cleansing, moisturising, and using sunscreen. Teach kids that this discipline is as important as anything else to prevent their gentle skin from skin problems and preserve general health.

Sun Protection Habits: To avoid sun damage, tell them about sun protection habits at a young age. Describe how sunscreen protects their skin from damaging UV radiation. Instruct children on the significance of using sunscreen, even on overcast days, and to reapply it every few hours, especially when engaging in outdoor activities. Make up clever comparisons, such as sunscreen acting as a mystical shield against the sun's rays during summers & winters.

A Holistic Approach to Developing Self-Care and Confidence: Also teach them how self-confidence and skincare are related to wrapping up the skincare lesson. Emphasise that caring for their skin is an expression of loving and respecting themselves. It is important to promote a positive body image and inculcate the notion that each person is special and attractive in their own way. As parents, we need to assist children in comprehending that their self-confidence & experiencing their individualism lies majorly in their Holistic Skincare approach daily.

(With IANS Inputs)

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