Should babies be moisturized in winter? Yes or no? - NATURALSOPHY's Skin Guide

Should we moisturize ourselves and our children in winter? A new series of NATURALSOPHY's Skin Guide.

Already below 8 degrees Celsius, it is challenging for our skin to maintain the balance between cold and dehydration protection. Therefore, fat is crucial for our skin as a defense against the cold. Moisture is equally important for maintaining hydration in dry and warm environments.

The adult skin surface contains hundreds of small sebaceous glands that provide a natural protective lipid film to prevent dryness, which is not yet present in babies. The baby's skin layer is much thinner, with horn cells that are more water-rich and less densely packed compared to adulthood. The sebaceous and sweat glands are not fully developed, and there is a lack of protective lipid film and natural acid mantle. Due to faster moisture loss caused by dry skin conditions, babies' skin is prone to inflammation and irritation.

As temperatures drop, sebaceous glands produce less skin oil, further reducing the skin's own protection, which happens even faster in babies. In extreme cold, the production of skin oil can even stop altogether. Without protection and the body's own oil production, the skin quickly becomes permeable. As a result, the water that plumps up the cells evaporates from the inside, leading to dehydrated capillaries.

Additionally, indoor environments are dry and warm, putting double strain on the skin and its protective barrier. This leads to dryness and cracked skin.

Therefore, intensive care for our skin, especially for baby skin, is extremely important to prevent painful skin irritations. This raises the question of which cream is the right one for winter. Since we not only need lipids for protection but also sufficient moisture, relying solely on greasy protective creams like common wind and weather creams may not be optimal for the skin. Products with a high fat content or solely fat do not allow the skin to breathe. Under the fatty layer, heat can build up in warm rooms, leading to rashes or irritated areas. This is also why a baby can still develop sore skin despite being moisturized in winter.

Now the challenge lies in not only protecting the skin with lipids but also providing enough moisture that is simultaneously breathable and enriched with plant oils (not synthetic fats that tend to remain on the surface of the skin, providing only superficial protection, unlike plant oils that penetrate deeper skin layers) to protect and nourish delicate baby skin.

Our recommendation:

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