Natural Ingredients To Include In Your Baby’s Skincare Regime

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 We may have recently hopped on the skincare trends with serums and snail creams lining our vanity tables, but a baby’s skincare routine usually starts right after birth. It is a common sight—a baby comes home for the first time, and the people around them marvel at how soft and smooth their skin is for the next couple of years. It is, however, not for nothing that their skin feels supple.

A newborn’s delicate and sensitive skin needs to be cared for with utmost attention. As parents, picking products that suit your little munchkin’s skin must be confusing. One look at the baby-product aisle in the supermarket, and you are left confused. Whether you are looking for lotions or shampoos, ensure that they are devoid of harmful chemicals, and what better way to get started than choosing natural ingredients? Coconut and haldi are tried and tested ingredients used for centuries to retain a child’s soft, healthy skin while keeping inflammation and dry skin at bay. #MaaKehtiThi coconut oil can heal dry, chapped skin, and she was right. Remember how quickly our wounds healed when we applied turmeric paste to them? Even now, with so many baby products in the market, it’s always best to choose natural. So, let’s look at a few natural ingredients you must keep an eye out for while choosing skincare products for your little one.

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Which Natural Ingredients Should You Look For In Your Baby’s Skincare Products?

  • Coconut Milk

Baby skin needs nourishing ingredients, and the goodness of coconut milk provides that and more. It helps improve the skin’s softness, texture, and radiance and has anti-inflammatory properties that help relieve irritation.

What We Recommend

Mamaearth Coco Soft Body Wash: With the goodness of coconut milk, this body wash hydrates, cleanses, and nourishes your little one’s delicate skin. Its tear-free formula does not irritate your munchkin’s bright eyes and ensures a fun bath time. It also has turmeric to soothe sensitive skin and prevent infections.

  • Turmeric

Turmeric has been a skincare ingredient since time immemorial. Curcumin in turmeric is highly valued for its antimicrobial properties (1). The common kitchen ingredient also helps heal wounds and reduce inflammation.

What We Recommend

Mamaearth Coco Soft Face Cream: This face cream deeply moisturizes your munchkin’s skin and keeps dryness at bay. It is free from artificial fragrance and retains the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric.

  • Shea Butter

Baby skin is thin, and the outer layer of a newborn’s skin is around 20 percent thinner than an adult’s (2). Shea butter is considered safe for all skin types—even the most sensitive and delicate. It locks in moisture and helps protect the skin from peeling or flaking.

What We Recommend

Mamaearth Coco Soft Body Lotion: This soothing body lotion makes your child’s delicate skin soft and supple while keeping itchiness and dryness away. Enriched with shea butter and aloe vera, it soothes and deeply nourishes the skin. Besides, it also has the goodness of coconut milk and turmeric.

  • Aloe Vera

This flowering succulent is widely known across cultures for its several benefits. It effectively treats numerous skin conditions and acts as an excellent moisturizer. Aloe vera also helps soothe irritation, redness, and rashes while hydrating dry skin.

What We Recommend

Mamaearth Foaming Face Wash: It gently cleanses and nourishes your kid’s skin and removes dirt and grime while keeping harmful bacteria away. It offers the benefits of aloe vera and coconut, which nourish your little one’s delicate skin. It is formulated with pH-balanced, soap-free, and tear-free formula. Besides, it has the soothing properties of Calendula and lavender.

  • Calendula

Rich in vitamin C and amino acids, Calendula deeply nourishes the skin. This flower is treasured for its ability to soothe and heal a newborn’s irritated skin. Calendula helps treat conditions like atopic dermatitis, nappy rash, cradle caps, and chafes (3).

What We Recommend

Mamaearth Coco Soft Shampoo: This #TriedandTrusted shampoo moisturizes your baby’s skin, staves off dryness and itchiness, and promotes hair growth. It has the hydrating and conditioning properties of Calendula. It is enriched with turmeric and coconut milk and has citric acid that soothes itchiness and cleanses the scalp.

What Should You Avoid While Choosing Your Baby’s Skincare Products?

While every baby is unique, it is suggested that parents avoid certain ingredients while choosing their child’s skincare products. These ingredients usually aggravate the skin and cause allergies and irritation. Let’s take a look at the list below.

Synthetic Dyes

The FDA must approve most synthetic dyes and color additives before they can be included in skincare products.

Parabens

Parabens are used in several cosmetic products as a preservative and are a common ingredient in soaps and shampoos. However, they may cause irritation and should be avoided for young children and newborns. Parabens are easily absorbed by the skin, and long-term exposure to them may affect hormone regulation and metabolism (4).

Phthalates

Phthalates are used in cosmetic products and are detrimental to human health. Chronic exposure to phthalates affects the endocrine system and the functioning of organs, leading to complications regarding child growth and development, pregnancy, and reproductive systems (5).

Sulfates

A difficult ingredient to avoid, sulfates are used in various skincare products, including body washes and shampoos. They are not necessarily unsafe or harmful but may cause temporary irritation. If, after use, you notice dryness, redness, or itchiness on your baby’s skin, consider switching to sulfate-free products.

Silicones

Certain moisturizers and creams contain silicone because they are said to hydrate the skin and promote elasticity. However, it may cause allergic reactions in a baby’s sensitive skin. If you notice redness, itchiness, swelling, or hives on your baby’s delicate skin, try looking for a silicone-free alternative.

Choosing skincare products for your baby might be challenging, but as they say, well-begun is half done. Find the #GoodnessInside with the cruelty-free products from #Mamaearth, and make your baby #SkinHealthyWithCocoHaldi. Mamaearth products are dermatologically tested, made-safe certified, FDA-approved, and free from toxins and harmful chemicals like SLS, parabens, silicones, mineral oils, and dyes.

References

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  1. Curcumin a Natural Antimicrobial Agent with Strain-Specific Activity
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7408453/
  2. Infant skin microstructure assessed in vivo differs from adult skin in organization and at the cellular level
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19804498/
  3. Comparing the effects of Bentonite & Calendula on the improvement of infantile diaper dermatitis: A randomized controlled trial
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4774071/
  4. Interference of Paraben Compounds with Estrogen Metabolism by Inhibition of 17β-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenases
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5618656/
  5. Phthalates and Their Impacts on Human Health
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8157593/
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Soumita Ghosh

Soumita Ghosh

Writer, painter, and an avid reader, Soumita loves to indulge in the arts that she loves. She has a Master’s Degree in English and is a Brands writer at MomJunction. Her writing journey began in 2017, and since then, she has been swimming in the world of articles, social media content, travelogs, and web content, among several other things