Winter is not only important for baby to keep warm, but also for skin care. The baby's skin is delicate and can't stand the rough destruction in winter. It's easy to become chapped. Is it very painful for Baoma? How to prevent baby's face chapped?
Why is baby's face easy to be red and chapped in winter?
Into the cold winter, the baby's face is often red with cold, and sometimes bleeding, which is very painful. However, to solve the problem, we need to know the cause. Now let's explain why the baby's face is easy to be red and chapped in winter!
1. Climate, environment and other external factors change
The baby's skin is soft and tender, with low resistance and poor adaptability and adjustment to external temperature. In winter, the precipitation is reduced, the sun is strong, the air is not as humid as in summer. In addition, the baby's skin regulation and resistance are weak, so dryness has become a common phenomenon of the baby's skin.
2. Thin and tender skin
We all say that the baby's skin is delicate, which is also true. The thickness of the baby's skin is only 1 / 3 of that of adults, so any stimulation may cause discomfort to the baby's skin, such as climate change, clothing thickness and material change, etc., which will cause skin injury to the baby.
3. Large water demand
The skin water content of infants is higher than that of adults. The skin water content of newborns is 74.5%, infants 69.4%, and adults only 64%. However, although the baby's skin has a strong ability to absorb external water, due to the imperfect barrier function (thin cuticle, less sebum), the water evaporates quickly, so it is easier to dry, and more water is needed.
Moreover, the baby's sweat pore density is high, and it is particularly active, which causes the baby's water evaporation in the body, and the demand for water is more. If the water is not replenished in time, the baby's skin is prone to condition.
4. Hyposecretion of sebum
The total sebum content of the newborn baby is very close to that of the adult, but due to the small amount of sebum secretion, the total sebum content of the baby drops rapidly after birth, which is related to the small amount of sweat glands of the baby and the absence of sebum secretion particles in the cells. By one month of birth, the total sebum content has been reduced to 20% of the original, and the original 'protective cover' gradually disappears, so it is easy to become dry and rough.
How does the baby's face crack in winter?
If the baby's face is really chapped, parents should not worry too much. Chapped skin in winter is a normal skin symptom. As long as the care is proper, the baby can quickly restore the lubrication of the small face.
First, keep your skin clean. If the baby already has chapped skin, it is more important to keep the baby's skin clean. Wash hands with warm water in the morning and evening, and soak feet with warm hot water in the evening. Because the baby's face has been chapped, so do not wash the baby's face too often, do not use alkaline soap. Otherwise, the protection function of the skin will be reduced, and harmful substances such as bacteria and dirt will have a good chance; drying will cause itching, and if the skin is scratched, it will cause skin infection and inflammation.
Secondly, before going to bed every night, soak the affected part of the baby in warm water properly, and then use two or three pieces of cod liver oil to smear the crack after it is softened properly. Once every night, it can be basically cured in a week or so.
Third, the most effective way to deal with the baby's skin chapped is to give the baby 'medicine', which is skin care products. At ordinary times, you can apply some special skin care products for your baby properly, which can effectively moisturize and moderately lock water, relieve the dry condition, and help build a barrier for sebum film, which is both moisturizing and protective.
Fourthly, mix vinegar and glycerin in a ratio of 5:1 and mix well. Smear twice a day on the affected area, and soon you can find that the skin of the affected area becomes smooth and tender gradually.
The protective barrier function of the baby's skin is not perfect. If you don't pay attention to the care, you will be prone to skin chapping and other problems. The mother should pay more attention to the care of the baby, keep the baby away from the skin chapping, and be a tender and lovable baby.