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Is your child’s skin still reeling from winter’s low humidity and the central heating used to counteract it? Try these tips to get it soft and silky in no time.
Load up on olive oil.
When you need to hydrate parched skin, look to olive oil, which instantly soothes itchy skin and rejuvenates hands, elbows and any other area of the body in need of moisture. For a hydration boost, layer it under body moisturizer for an added boost.
Switch up tub time.
Instead of making bath time a 30-minute event, shorten the splashing duration to 15 minutes, and use warm water to reduce the amount of natural body oils lost. Use an organic, eco-friendly baby soap to cleanse your child while adding much-needed moisture to skin.
Steer clear of Vaseline.
Little-known fact: the petroleum-based jelly used in Vaseline is a byproduct of the oil industry and is the leftover residue created during the refinery of crude oil. Furthermore, it gives a false sense of hydration.
Invest in a humidifier.
Running a cool mist humidifier during naps and for the first few hours of the night can have a big effect on skin’s moisture levels and can help soothe dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips.
Let’s hear it for honey.
An old-school treatment for chapped lips, a light application applied before bed can work wonders on this parched and delicate area of skin. Honey also works well to smooth rough patches of skin in need of extra moisture.