If your child’s skin is red, flaky, and itchy, they will likely have a skin condition. As a parent, the first thing you should do is speak to your child’s doctor. They will advise you on the creams and lotions that will aid with their healing and give you advice on how to stop your child from scratching any affected areas.
If these skin issues regularly flare up because your child’s skin is particularly sensitive, you should make further appointments with their doctor if you have any concerns. It might be that your child has an undiagnosed allergy, for example, be that to a particular food or an element of their clothing.
The following suggestions are also advised if your child has sensitive skin.
#1: Use gentle bath products
Certain soap products can irritate those with sensitive skin and make symptoms worse. As such, you should buy bath products that are labeled for use with children and that are guaranteed to be gentle on the skin.
We aren’t only talking about soaps of course, as you should also choose shampoos and bubble baths that won’t cause your child any harm. In the case of the latter, the Gro-to products can be recommended as they have been created with an all-natural foaming formula with plant-based ingredients in place of chemicals.
Your pharmacist will give you advice so speak to them about the types of products you should be using.
#2: Choose a gentle laundry detergent
Your child’s clothes will get messy on a regular basis thanks to drink and food spills, as well as the dirt and grime your child picks up from outside. As such, you will forever be loading their clothes into the washing machine but when you do, be mindful of the laundry detergent that you use.
Many detergents contain chemicals that could irritate and burn your child’s skin. So, when shopping, choose a gentle laundry detergent that has been tested for those whose skin might be sensitive.
#3: Protect your child in the sun
You will already know the importance of protecting your child when they are out in the sun. To ensure they don’t get sunburn, you know that a good sunhat and the appropriate factor sun cream are vital for their protection.
Children with delicate skin are especially sensitive to the sun so regularly apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to your child to ensure they are adequately protected.
#4: Use natural cleaning products
Most cleaning products contain fragrances, dyes, and other chemicals that are irritants to those with sensitive skin. As you will be cleaning up after your child on a regular basis, you don’t want to use any product that could cause them harm so it’s wiser to use natural cleaning products.
Natural cleaning products are available in most supermarkets but you can also create your own using ingredients you might already have at home. Check this article at Eartheasy for a few examples and follow the advice that has been given.
If your child has sensitive skin, you will understandably want to make their life as painless as possible. So, follow the suggestions we have given here and remember to speak to a doctor, pharmacist, and dermatologist for other advice that will be useful to you.