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The impact of winter on baby’s skin

Winter can have a significant impact on sensitive, baby’s skin due to the cold and dry air, leaving it chapped or irritated. Several factors contribute to this, such as:

  1. Low Humidity: Cold air during winter tends to be dry, and indoor heating systems further reduce humidity levels. Low humidity can lead to dry and dehydrated skin.
  2. Harsh Winds: Cold winds can strip the skin of its natural oils, making it more prone to dryness and irritation.
  3. Frequent Temperature Changes: Moving between cold outdoor temperatures and warm indoor environments can stress the skin and contribute to dryness.
  4. Sensitive Skin: Babies generally have more delicate and sensitive skin compared to adults, making them more susceptible to environmental changes.

Add in teething and dribble rash and your baby could be left feeling sore. A face balm can be helpful in providing relief and protection for a baby’s skin during winter:

  1. Moisture Retention: Face balms, such as Face The Day Stick, often contain natural ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, coconut oils and sunflower oils, which create a protective barrier on the skin, helping to retain moisture.
  2. Nourishment: Many face balms include ingredients rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, which nourish and hydrate the skin.
  3. Protection from Harsh Weather: face balms can form a barrier to shield the baby’s delicate skin from harsh winds and cold temperatures.

When using a face balm on a baby, it’s essential to:

  • Choose a gentle, natural formula: Look for face balms specifically designed for babies with gentle and hypoallergenic ingredients to avoid irritation for sensitive or eczema prone skin.
  • Apply regularly: Use the face balm as needed, especially after bath time, to lock in moisture and after eating when the face has been cleaned
  • Keep skin clean and dry: Proper hygiene practices, such as regular baths with mild baby-friendly cleansers, can help maintain healthy skin.

Mum & You Face the Day Stick

Designed by mums and with thousands of parent reviews, our gentle face balm contains natural ingredients to soothe irritated or dry skin. The chunky push up stick makes it super easy to apply on wriggly babies and older children love applying it themselves. Save 10% when you buy two sticks and get free delivery. Handy for siblings or to have one in the change bag/ one at home. They also make a lovely stocking filler gift for other parents!

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