CARE FOR BABIES & CHILDREN
Characteristics of babies' and children's skin
Babies' and children's sensitive skin needs special care. A baby's skin is five times thinner than an adult's. A child's skin does not become as functional as an adult's until around the age of 6, so it tends to be much more sensitive to external factors. In the youngest children, the skin's natural protective barrier is still unstable.
Consequently, the skin reacts much more rapidly to temperature fluctuations, chemical fragrances and preservatives or aggressive surfactants; the result is changes in the skin. For this reason, it is important to cleanse children's skin gently and to provide active support and care for the skin's natural protective barrier with nourishing oils. Skincare products should consist of exclusively natural materials.*
There's a good rule of thumb when it comes to caring for babies' and children's tender skin: Less is more. That's why mild, neutral care products with natural ingredients and nourishing oils and without fragrances are the best way to care for babies' and children's sensitive skin.**
* Birgit Gebauer-Sesterhenn / Dr. med. Manfred Praun (2010); 'Das große GU Babybuch.' Munich; GRÄFE UND UNZER Verlag GmbH; 2nd Edition; p. 48
** Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Schrader - Head of Scientific Documentation at lavera