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Caring for your baby’s dry skin: tips for your baby’s skin



Hello parents! 😊

In this article, we explore the world of dry baby skin. We know how important it is for you to look after your little one’s delicate skin, and we’re here to help with advice based on sound scientific research. So relax and find out how you can protect your baby’s skin from breech irritation and redness.

Understanding your baby’s dry skin?

Babies’ skin is extremely delicate and susceptible to dryness and irritation REF [^1^]. Understanding the specific needs of your baby’s skin is crucial to maintaining healthy skin. Dry skin in babies can be caused by a variety of factors, such as environmental conditions, inappropriate skin care products and frequent bathing REF [^2^];

What does dry baby skin look like?

Dry skin in a baby can be identified by the following characteristics:

  • Skin feels rough and dull.
  • Areas of desquamation may be present, meaning the skin may peel or crack slightly.
  • Skin may be more sensitive and irritated than usual.
  • Redness may appear on certain parts of the body.
  • Skin may appear thinner and more fragile than usual.
  • Sometimes, the baby may feel itchy, which can make him restless or uncomfortable.

Causes of dry skin in babies

Dry skin in babies can have several causes:

  • Environmental factors: Exposure to cold, wind, dry air or high temperatures can lead to skin dehydration. Frequent bathing can remove the skin’s natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation REF [^4^].
  • Insufficient hydration: If the baby doesn’t drink enough fluids, this can lead to internal dehydration which is reflected on the skin.
  • Incorrect use of skin care products: Excessive use of detergents (surfactants), harsh soaps or unsuitable skin care products can dry out the skin.
  • Genetic factors: Some babies may have a genetic predisposition to dry skin, making them naturally more sensitive.
  • Underlying medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as eczema or atopic dermatitis, can cause dry skin in babies.

It’s important to note that dry skin in babies is usually temporary, and improves with simple measures such as adequate hydration, the use of gentle, non-aggressive skin care products and protection from environmental elements.

How to care for baby’s dry skin on a daily basis?

To care for baby’s dry skin, it’s essential to adopt a skincare routine that’s both gentle and moisturizing. Using skin care products specially formulated for babies can help restore skin moisture and relieve REF[^5^] irritation. Hydra Lavant Vernixa gently cleanses, preserving and strengthening the skin barrier, while Hydra Crème Vernixa nourishes the skin, providing essential ingredients for its reinforcement.

Space out baths to avoid aggravating the problem of dry skin

We recommend spacing out baths and using lukewarm water to avoid further dehydrating the baby’s skin. What’s more, using gentle, hypoallergenic bath products can help preserve the skin’s natural oils and prevent de-lipidation.

Avoid irritating skin care products

Using non-irritating skin care products is crucial to avoid redness and irritation. Opt for products with low fragrance concentrations and tested under dermatological and pediatric supervision, to ensure the safety and comfort of your baby’s skin.

Make sure products are specifically adapted for babies and children under 3. Cosmetic regulations for these products are rigorous, requiring specific and costly tests to guarantee their safety.

Use hypoallergenic baby detergents

Using hypoallergenic detergents with as little fragrance as possible for baby clothes can also reduce the risk of skin irritation. These detergents are formulated without harsh ingredients and are gentle on babies’ sensitive skin.

Focus on dry skin care

Dry skin care is essential for maintaining skin hydration and preventing irritation and redness. They are formulated with ingredients such as ceramides and essential fatty acids that help strengthen the skin barrier and prevent skin moisture from evaporating.

What are the specific characteristics of baby skin?

Baby skin is thinner, more sensitive and has a less developed cutaneous barrier than adult skin. It is therefore more susceptible to irritation, infection and dehydration. Taking care of baby’s skin requires special attention and the use of appropriate products.

How to recognize dry or atopic skin in a baby?

A baby’s dry or atopic skin can be recognized by signs such as redness, itching, flaking and tightness. In severe cases, cracks and scabs may also appear.

Is diaper rash inevitable?

Diaper rash is not inevitable and can be prevented with appropriate care. Using protective creams and quality diapers can help prevent irritation and keep baby’s skin healthy.

A few precautions should be taken

It’s important to take certain precautions to avoid diaper rash and irritation, such as frequent diaper changes, gentle cleaning of the diaper area and the use of protective creams.

What should I do?

  1. Every day: Adopt a gentle, moisturizing skin care routine for your baby.
  2. Hygiene: Use mild, hypoallergenic bath and skin care products.
  3. Care: Regularly apply moisturizing and protective creams to your baby’s skin.

Advice for babies with very dry, atopic skin

For babies with very dry, atopic skin, it’s essential to use specially formulated skin care products and maintain a humidified environment. Avoid potential irritants such as perfumes and dyes, and opt for soft cotton clothing.

How to treat your baby’s dry patches?

To care for your baby’s dry patches, use moisturizing and soothing creams specially formulated for dry, sensitive skin. Avoid products containing irritants and maintain a humid environment to prevent dryness.

Recommended products

Dear parents, we understand how important it is for you to take care of your baby’s delicate skin. That’s why we’ve developed a range of products specially formulated to meet the unique needs of babies’ skin.

Our products are gentle, moisturizing, formulated with 100% natural ingredients and scientifically proven to moisturize, nourish and protect your baby’s skin. They are ideal for babies with sensitive, dry or atopic skin.

Find out how Vernixa® can help prevent and soothe skin irritation in your baby. 🌿👶

All our products are tested under pediatric and dermatological control.


Although our content is based on scientific and medical sources and we have skin care experts on our team, we advise you to consult a doctor or dermatologist for medical advice, as each case and situation is different and our content is not a substitute for medical advice.

References :

REF [^1^] Infant’s Skin and Care Needs with Special Consideration to Formulation Additives, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research

REF [^2^] Overview Of Perineal Care In Baby With Diaper Rash at PMB Santi Rahayu Jabung Kabupaten Malang, Jurnal Pendidikan Keperawatan

REF [^3^] The Relationship of the Use of Powder in the Genetalia Area of Babies Aged 0-9 Months to the Event of Diaper Rash at PMB Fadilah, Bulukagung Madura Village, Formosa Journal of Science and Technology

REF [^4^] Sea Lions Develop Human-like Vernix Caseosa Delivering Branched Fats and Squalene to the GI Tract,

REF [^5^] Addition of Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia) in Manufacture Baby Products Diaper Rash Cream, URECOL Journal of Applied Sciences

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