Baby’s skin care routine rarely changes, be it any season. But for some reason, there is a misconception among Indian parents that we do not need to apply baby lotion in summer. The truth cannot be farther away! I had recently announced in my review of the newly launched The Moms Co Natural Baby Lotion that it has become my favorite. I am, of course, continuing to use it throughout the summer season. And I want to share some very relevant reasons why you should all continue to apply baby lotion in summer too.
1. Summer Air is Dry
The air is usually dry during the summer, causing the skin of your baby to become dry. In addition, the skin also loses natural oils during bathing. It is therefore important to keep the skin of your baby hydrated with a good moisturizer that can keep the skin soft, supple and hydrated.
Apply The Moms Co Baby Lotion after a nice bath. The shea and cocoa butters and jojoba oil ensures that your baby’s skin remains extra soft and the pH balance is retained which is OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE during dry, hot weather.
2. Swimming Pool Water Strips Skin of It’s Natural Oils
Babies and kids both enjoy a dip in the pool during summer vacations. Unfortunately, the culprit – Chlorine – strips the skin of it’s natural layer of oils. This layer is responsible for locking in the moisture and hence, the skin is left dry and brittle.
The first thing to do is to go straight to the shower and rinse off the pool water from your skin. Once that is done – you need to re-hydrate the skin. Like adults use post-swim lotions that are enriched with Vitamins, for my kids I use The Moms Co Baby Lotion enriched with Apricot, Avocado and Rice Bran oil that are rich in vitamins.
3. Air Conditioning Dries the Skin
The hot Indian summers are when the AC is on full blast. The technology of an air conditioner is to remove humidity. Hence, it dries out the air causing moisture from your baby’s skin to dry out as well. For keeping skin moisturized in air conditioned rooms, I trust only the Natural Baby Lotion from The Moms Co – not just for my kids, for myself too!
The lotion is very moisturizing and is made of natural organic ingredients and hypoallergenic. It does not, therefore, further irritate the itchy and flaky skin. I recommend that you apply the lotion at regular intervals to keep baby’s skin nourished and supple if you stay in air conditioned spaces for long hours.
4. Applying Baby Powder Directly After Bath Can Cause Clumping
Somehow a very wrong idea has been planted in our minds that in summers, we should just douse ourselves with powder. Yes, baby powder keeps babies dry and free of sweat. But applying powder directly on after-shower skin can cause accumulation of powder and block pores.
I always moisturize the kids first, and then apply powder lightly or as needed. Applying powder directly on sweaty skin will also cause the same. It is always a good idea to moisturize after a bath or a face wash first, and then dust with powder.
5. After Sun Baby Skin Care is Essential
Moms, we need to realize how important skincare is for babies and children before and after exposure to sun. Before stepping out into the sun, I use a mineral based baby sunscreen from the same brand. But what do you do after you come from the heat?
Being out in the sun exposes your baby to the UVB and UVA rays of the sun. No matter how well you protect your skin, the skin can still feel irritated, dry to the touch, or even slightly burnt after being out in the sun.
The Moms Co Baby Lotion soothes and softens the skin immediately. All the selected, natural ingredients that go in this lotion, intensely hydrate, care for and protect baby’s vulnerable skin from sun damage.
Apply Baby Lotion in Summer
Remember Mommies – a baby is more sensitive to the heat than an adult and the effects of the sun can be really harmful for their health. It is important to moisturize, hydrate and cool your baby when the weather is hot and dry. That said, moisturizing is one part of an entire set of things to do in summer.
Follow my 5 step routine for baby’s summer skin care routine:
- Protect – Hats, Sunscreen, Diaper Rash
- Hydrate – Make sure they drink plenty of fluids
- Clean – Wash and Shampoo thoroughly to remove dust and sweat
- Moisturize and Hydrate – Apply an enriching baby lotion regularly to fight dry air and hot sun
- Cool – Airy, comfortable clothes, well ventilated rooms to avoid overheating