Did you know that September is the month with the most births in France? It is for this reason that we have chosen to honor babies and give you some tips for taking good care of their skin.
Why ? Because baby's skin does not allow him to defend himself well against attacks from the external environment (wind, sun, temperature change, pollution, etc.). The dermis, the thickest layer of the skin, is still very thin at birth and very permeable.
To protect it, it is imperative toavoid direct exposure to UV rays, jup to 1 year, of hydrate it to strengthen the hydrolipidic film and to maintain the pH neutrality of the hydrolipidic film with gentle hygiene products.
Use hypoallergenic products to minimize the risk of allergy and prefer formulas that use as few ingredients as possible.
Avoid baby products containing perfume, dyes, alcohol, chemicalss often endocrine disruptors and foaming agents (such as certain sulphates), because they are too irritating.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not recommended to bathe your baby every day, twice a week is more than enough. No need to buy "special baby" shampoo, just use the same neutral pH soap as for the body.
To hydrate baby's skin, especially in winter, we recommend a few drops of massage oil (calendula, sunflower) or a dab of shea butter, products that you will find at Les Mains Sales on our website.
In summary, to choose the right baby toiletries, here are 3 rules to follow:
- Invest in a unique neutral pH soap for baby's skin and hair;
- Look at the composition before making your choice;
- Prefer toiletries with a reduced list of ingredients.
And don't hesitate to contact us if you need more advice!