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How to look after your children’s skin

Our skin is special and we need to protect it as it protects us. It is important to begin from birth and truly adopt a cradle to the grave approach if we are to practise super skincare.

So, with newborn babies use a product free from scent and artificial ingredients, trust natural products less likely to cause irritation or inflame conditions such as eczema. It is a refreshing change to see special ranges of products such as Original Sprout, dedicated to the skincare of children.

Baby shampoo and body wash are as important as the moisturising cream you use to hydrate a baby and toddler’s skin so top tip – go natural!

Adequate hydration for the skin is critical throughout one’s life – tip, start young! Drinking water and cleansing the skin with warm water are habits to be instilled young.

When teaching your child, the importance of clean skin should not be underestimated as it helps fight infection – and prevents wrinkles down the line!

Avoid direct sunlight! Babies should, however, have exposure to early morning sunlight for about ten minutes a day to help the development of strong, healthy bones.

Once they reach six months old, apply a children’s sunscreen every day. Continue this as they grow up using a cream that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, with an SPF of 15 or higher. The sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes prior to exposure, and re-applied every two hours.

As puberty kicks in and skin types start changing, it is important to adapt skincare regimes appropriately but at least your kids will be in the habit of looking after number one – their body’s single biggest organ!

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