There are many forums, discussions, articles, videos, books, and lectures that you can find on the subject of children and how to keep their skin healthy. Even my own pediatrician has offered a myriad of solutions, but what it really boils down to is a consistent effort by both parent and child to prevent dehydration and maintain skin moisture. Hydration must happen both internally and externally: children must drink water, and they must moisturize their skin.

If you live in an area where winter weather means indoor heating, you may need to use a humidifier to counteract the drying effect from your home’s heating system. Also remember to use an air filter to capture as many particles of dust and other irritants that can be blown around from heating ducts. These are some simple and natural preventative steps to maintaining our children’s healthy skin but it does not end there… we must do more!

Why is Skin So Important?

Baby Swimming Underwater
Skin is the largest organ of the body and all of the skin on our bodies is not created equal. Whenever issues such as eczema, cradle cap, or diaper rash appear, remember: you need to treat the problem internally and externally simultaneously. What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them!  You can attack and prevent skin issues on two fronts by eating healthy, nutritious foods that have vitamins and antioxidants and applying moisturizing products.

Since store brand cleansers over-dry, add toxins to the surface of the skin, and potentially cause health risks, we recommend switching to natural and more gentle products such as our handmade, wild crafted soaps. To moisturize, try a thin coating of Sun Essence Baby Oil on the entire body after showering or bathing. When towel-drying, just pat the skin and do not rub it. Otherwise, if you can, air dry before applying the Sun Essence Baby Oil. Do not put on clothing until the oil has fully absorbed, leaving the skin feeling soft but not greasy (this will usually take about 5 minutes).