From dry lips to skinned knees, from diaper rash to bug bites - children can experience a variety of skin issues.
Fortunately, many of these problems can be treated with simple skin remedies so that you and your tot can make it through an episode with a minimum of tears.
Learn which skin home remedies work best to help you care for and protect your child's skin.
- Colloidal oatmeal. Colloidal oatmeal is ground up into a fine powder that really soothes inflamed skin. Try it for some itchy conditions, like eczema.
- Fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizer. If your child's skin is dry, a moisturizer that is fragrance-free and intended for sensitive skin will be among the best skin remedies. We highly recommend to try Nature’s Baby Organics http://livethenature.ae/en/face-body-moisturizer/
- Hydrocortisone cream. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream can be used for inflammatory skin conditions. But better check with your child's physician to make sure it is safe to use, since it can make certain skin conditions worse.
- Soothing bath. Moisturizing bubble bath can counteract the drying effects of long baths, which many of kids really love. Many of them have a pleasant natural scent like for example lavender http://livethenature.ae/en/moisturizing-bubble-bath-lovely-lavender/. Research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled.
- Sunscreen. It is important to get kids in the habit of wearing sunscreen when they are young because it prevents skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.
- Chest Rub. A must-have during winter and spring when viruses are the most active. It calms and soothes to promote deeper breathing and relaxation. The rub should be free from artificial ingredients, fragrances, dyes, parabens, GMOs, synthetics or harsh ingredients. We recommend to try Organic Ah-Choo Chest Rub http://livethenature.ae/en/organic-ah-choo-chest-rub-eucalyptus/
- Fragrance-free, hypoallergenic laundry detergent. For sensitive skin irritated by fragrances and chemicals, using a laundry detergent that is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic may help.
- Gentle shampoo and conditioner. You want to use nothing but the best on your kids. But with that huge wall of products at the store, it’s hard to know which baby shampoo and body wash to pick. These tried-and-true bath products by Nature’s Baby Organics are tested and approved by Live The Nature: http://livethenature.ae/en/shampoo-body-wash-vanilla-tangerine/ & http://livethenature.ae/en/conditioner-detangler-lavender-chamomile/
- Ice. Ice is very good to help with the bruises and bumps or the itch associated with many childhood rashes, including bug bites. We recommend putting the ice in a zippered plastic bag. Of course you need to check with a doctor if the rash is spreading or is accompanied by a fever.
Relief doesn't have to be expensive. These easy and inexpensive remedies will work to soothe your child and keep skin healthy.