Taking Care Of Your Child’s Skin At Every Age
When you think about taking care of your children, skin care might not be the number one thing on your list. In fact, it may not even cross your mind. However, it really should a priority from birth on. Your skin changes as you grow, so the way you take care of it also needs to change. Here are some tips for skin care by age.
Baby skin is tender and soft and needs a great deal of love and care. It can be prone to bumps, rashes, and more. This is why it’s important that you use washes and creams that are made especially for baby. You also need to make sure that you keep their skin dry at all times.
A wet diaper left on too long can create a pretty bad rash. Make sure you have baby powder on hand to help keep them dry. You also want to make sure that you have a good rash fighting cream available so you can fight a rash before it gets bad.
Once your baby has grown out of their diapers you’ll have less diaper rash to worry about, but you’ll also develop new skin worries. By now they are spending more time outside with you, which means you need to worry about taking care of their skin when they are out in the sun.
Never take your toddler outside without putting some sunblock on their tender skin. You also want to make sure they are getting bathed regularly, but that you are also ensuring their skin isn’t getting dried out at the same time. That means using baby oil and skin cream on a regular basis.
Now that they are also spending more time outside and moving, watch for changes, like moles and bumps or bruises. If your child develops a mole that seems to be large or odd shaped you may want to take them to the doctor to have it checked out, otherwise you can try a natural mole removal product that is safe for their skin.
Pre-Teen And Teenage Skin
Once your child starts to near those teenage years they’ll be able to start working on skin care for themselves. This is when you want to start instilling in them good habits. They need to know that it’s important to wash their face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.
Washing is important because it not only keeps skin clean, but it also helps keep it hydrated. At this point, your child will also begin to learn what kind of skin they have; dry, oily or combination, and then cater their skin care routine around this.
Your child can work to avoid acne by washing regularly and eating a healthy diet. However, if they have acne prone skin steer them toward natural remedies, like tea tree oil.
Adults can get acne too. Some women get acne with their menstrual cycle due to a hormone change or imbalance. Adults, both men and women, can also be prone to back pimples in the winter. Just as annoying as those, you can also get hives from the summer heat and allergies.
Wash your face the same as you did as a teenager, and make sure to moisturize your skin after a shower. Those prone to sweating in the summer heat can dry up that annoying sweat with some baby powder.
As you get older, your skin may change too. While you may have had oily skin as a teen you could have dry skin as an adult. Pay attention to these changes and change your skin care products accordingly.
The older you get the different your issues, again. And, seniors may start noticing age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles developing on their skin. It’s all part of the aging process, but you can do some things to help hold it back, aside from plastic surgery.
If age spots are annoying you, you can use natural remedies like lemon juice to help lighten them up. Make sure to moisturize often and maybe invest in wrinkle-fighting creams to help you avoid those fine lines and wrinkles.
Pay more attention to moles and other skin changes, and don’t be afraid to ask your doctor or dermatologist about any spots that have changed in color or size. Early detection of skin cancer can be lifesaving.