Beauty charms everyone. It’s a dream of every woman and also men to get flawless, glowing and attractive skin. But it’s a fact that no one can get the early stage of beauty as that of a new born baby. A new born remains in the mother’s protection where he or she gets best of everything like care, love, protection and diet etc. When a baby comes out to the world it brings happiness for all whether his parents or other family members. As time passes the baby becomes happiness for all. No one can ignore his beauty and softness. A new born skin and beauty automatically attracts everyone. A baby’s skin softness enhances its attraction. It is so very important to take care of him. He needs extra care and love. By extra ordinary care, his skin can be saved and protected. As in mother’s abdomen a baby remains hydrated all the time. So, the world’s atmosphere affects him a lot. It is a very hard task to provide a newborn the same atmosphere as in mother’s abdomen. Here are some tips how to take care of newborn’s skin to keep it beautiful, healthy and flawless.
Keep your baby’s skin hydrated
As in mother’s abdomen baby remains in a liquid tube where he gets his diet and also grows up. So, when a baby comes out and faces the world’s atmosphere, it affects his skin a lot. His skin gets dry. First layer of skin of newborn normally peels off as a result of dryness. So, the first most important step to keep a newborn’s skin healthy is to keep it hydrated. Keep your baby’s skin hydrated by bathing them in warm water for 3 to 5 minutes only. Warm water will help to moisture the skin. Avoid to keep your baby for long time in soapy water to sit or play. After a hot bath instantly apply a body lotion or a moisturizer to moist his skin on the wet body. Never used to rub your baby’s skin to dry. Always tap it very softly with towel. After the peeling off the first layer, the underlying skin is perfectly moist, healthy soft and glowing.
Newborns are Prone to rashes
There is nothing which we can compare to the dedication, beauty and softness to a baby’s skin. Its very normal if your infant has rashes by the diapers. While caring your baby’s skin may seem very difficult. In this manner you need to check out the following points
- Which conditions you should treat at home?
- Which symptoms should be medically treated?
- How can you avoid the rash problems from happening?
If your baby has rashes around the diaper area, then it must be because of diaper rash. Mostly the skin irritation is due to:
- Very tight diaper.
- Wet diapers left on for too long
- Sometimes a specific brand of detergent, baby wipes or diapers.
You can avoid the rashes by the following precautions.
- Do not tight the diaper too much.
- Keep the diaper area airy so that air can pass easily and it could remain rashes free.
- Change your infant’s diaper as soon as it gets wet.
- If anyways skin gets rashes, remove the diaper and keep it open for some time.
- Immediately wash it with a warm cloth and apply zinc oxide cream on it.
What to do with pimples and whiteheads
Infant’s acne is not as that of a teenager. When we touch the baby’s skin normally it is our hand’s germs which stays on its skin and mostly on face. These germs cause infection on baby’s skin in the form of acne and whiteheads. Normally the pimples on baby’s cheeks and nose removes by themselves within a few weeks. So, there is no need to treat it with any medicine or lotion. It may harm more as the medicines or lotions contain chemicals which are very harmful for a newborn’s skin. Only you can do is to avoid dirty hands to touch your baby. Make a habit to wash your hands before carrying out the baby. Be careful and hygiene.
Most of babies have birthmarks. These marks are not inherited. Mostly they appear at the time of birth or sometimes after a few months of birth. Generally, there is no need to worry about these birthmarks. These marks should not be treated medically as they are harmless. These are just marks and it doesn’t affect the skin softness and beauty.
Excess oil causes cradle cap:
Cradle cap appears within 1 or 2 months of birth. It shows up a scaly, waxy, red rash on the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, side of nose, or behind the ears. It should be treated with a recommended baby oil, baby shampoo, certain cream or lotion.
Prickly Heat causes maddened skin:
Small pinkish-red bumps, prickly heat normally appears on newborn’s skin. Mostly it appears on shoulders, neck, diaper area, armpits, skin folds and on back. Normally its reason is the warm bed covers.
This problem should be treated by cool dry environment and loose-fitting clothes. Prickly heat can even be applied in winter when your baby is over-bundled in clothes, to get rid of this type of skin problem.
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Yellow skin can mean jaundice:
Jaundice is a yellow coloring of a baby’s skin and eyes. It shows up usually after 2 to 3 days of birth. It also mostly happens with premature babies. It is caused by too much bilirubin (a breakdown product of red blood cells). The symptoms remove automatically within 1 -2 weeks after birth. More frequent feedings can cure this automatically. Otherwise in case of delay it should be treated medically. If your baby looks yellow for long time, consult to your doctor.
Look Out for Newborn Sunburn:
Sun rays or Vitamin-D is very necessary for the newborn. But it may harm or burn the infant’s skin. To avoid sunburn, you can apply baby’s sunscreen before taking him in the sun. you can also use hats and umbrellas. But if you are still sensitive about your infant’s skin, then avoid the direct sun rays for at least six months of infant’s early life.
In case of rashes and other skin problems, which are irritating your infant, then try baby massage. Gently stroking and massaging your baby’s skin will boost relaxation. Massage will also help to strong his bones and make him active.
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