Why is my newborn baby's skin peeling?

July 13, 2016

A newborn baby's skin is very thin, which means it can absorb and lose moisture much more quickly than an adult's skin. In the immediate few days after birth a newborn's skin can begin to peel and flake off to reveal the fresh skin cells beneath. This is a common occurrence and is part of the skin's natural regeneration process so it's nothing to worry about.

If you find that your little one's skin is still very dry and doesn't seem to be showing signs of improvement here's what you can do to keep it looking and feeling soft and smooth:

  • Bathe your baby in warm water. If the bath tub is any hotter it can extract moisture from the surface of the skin and dry it out.
  • Protect your baby's skin from harsh winds by wrapping them up warm. In the summer avoid the sunshine, especially during those parts of the day when the sun is at its peak.
  • Steer clear of skincare products that contain chemical additives, synthetic fragrances and alcohol, which can all dry out the skin and exacerbate exisiting sensitivities and dry skin conditions like eczema.
  • Apply Baby's Everything Body Balm over any dry areas to soothe, protect and moisture the skin. The blend of virgin Shea Butter and natural oils is absorbed quickly, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple. Each hypoallergenic ingredient is gentle on even the most delicate of skins and the mild formulation is perfect for daily use on the face, body and bottom! Just the smallest amount of this rich salve moisturises parched skin and safeguards it from the elements.
  • If your baby's skin looks extremely dry always consult your doctor.

 

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