3 Why Your Baby’s Skin May Be Dry

3 Why Your Baby’s Skin May Be Dry

  1. The Outer Layer Of Skin In Thinner Than Adult Skin
    The top layer of skin on a baby is 30% thinner than on an adult. Baby skin is also more prone to moisture loss. In comparison to adult skin, a baby's skin is neither structurally nor functionally complete at birth. To fully develop, it takes two to four years. Additionally, the typical hydration levels are lower than those of an adult for the first five years of life.
  2. Baby Skin Has Higher Ph Level
    In adults, a slightly acidic skin surface protects the skin against external pathogens. Baby skin has a higher pH than adult skin, which makes it more susceptible. Skin care products formulated at the proper pH for baby’s skin, along with essential ceramides, can strengthen skin’s barrier to help protect it.
  3. Dry Skin May Relate To Eczema
Eczema, more precisely atopic dermatitis, the most common type of this inflammatory skin illness that results in dry, itchy, and scaly patches, has been related to a compromised barrier. This issue has no known treatment and may last into adulthood.   However, there are ways to control flare-ups and help to prevent more harm. For eczema or sensitive skin care, look for infant skincare items that have earned the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. 
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