Basic skin care tips for children


Hello everyone! We are back in our area dedicated to Atopic Dermatitis. This time we would like to share with you some important tips for caring for children’s skin.

Baby skin

Baby skin is five times thinner than adult skin and gradually increases in thickness until puberty. Both the epidermis and the stratum corneum are thinner, the latter being responsible for the barrier function. In young children, the stratum corneum is particularly permeable to chemical agents and more sensitive to solar radiation.

The ratio of skin surface area to body weight is three times higher in neonates, increasing the risk of absorption of toxic substances. Unlike adults, babies’ skin has a neutral pH and little buffering effect. This combination, together with the fact that the stratum corneum is so thin, makes babies’ skin more susceptible to the development of pathogenic micro-organisms.

In addition, babies’ skin contains fewer antibodies, which means that any lesions that are not properly treated can increase the risk of infection. It is important to take special precautions when caring for babies’ skin, using gentle, baby-specific products, avoiding excessive sun exposure and maintaining good hygiene to prevent infection. In the event of any injury or skin problem, it is advisable to seek appropriate medical attention.

It is very important to understand that young children are particularly sensitive to extreme temperatures or changes in temperature. They are more vulnerable to UV rays due to their low pigmentation and limited melanocyte activity. They therefore need special care and sun protection when outdoors.


Basic skin care for children with Atopic Dermatitis

As we mentioned in our first blog post, What is atopic dermatitis and how to recognise it, atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin conditions in childhood, affecting between 10% and 20% of children. In 1 in 3 children, the condition resolves during childhood.

Therefore, proper management of atopic dermatitis in children involves carefully following a series of guidelines that focus on skin care, protection and hydration.

  • It is important to pay attention to diet and maintain a nutritional balance.
  • To avoid excessive dryness of the skin, it is recommended to maintain a moist environment indoors, although care should be taken to avoid sweating as this can be counterproductive.
  • It is important to pay attention to the type of clothing used, avoiding synthetics and opting for cotton clothing and towels to dry after bathing.
  • Daily cleansing of the skin with specific gels and products is essential to control atopic dermatitis Constant hydration plays a crucial role in daily care Importantly, Inveskin Dermcontrol has been shown to be highly effective in as little as 10 days after application. Formulated for both children and adults, it has a light, non-sticky texture that is ideal for children. It moisturises, repairs and regenerates the skin and reduces inflammation, irritation, redness, itching and healing time.
  • In addition to these guidelines, sun protection is essential to maintain the health of children’s skin.

In summary, the combination of a proper baby skin care routine, social protection and the use of specialist products such as Dermcontrol will go a long way towards preventing flares and maintaining healthy skin in cases of atopic dermatitis.

If you’ve found our recommendations for atopic dermatitis skin care useful, don’t miss our next publications. We want to be your main source of information to answer any questions you may have.

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