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Looking after your little one’s skin during summer

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Summer is just around the corner, and the chance to “unwrap” your little one from their layers of clothing is very tempting. Their little arms and legs have been encased for the past few months having them resemble sumo-wrestlers every time they waddle around.

“Summer is the time when little ones can explore without the constriction of too many clothes, and being busy and exploring is what every little child needs for their development. It’s their job to keep busy, and our job to protect them while they are – and this includes looking after their skin,” says Su-Marie Annandale brand manager for baby skincare range Krayons.

Annandale provides four tips on how to look after your little one’s skin this summer:

  1. Don’t forget a high SPF sunscreen. Your little one has been protected for the past few months from the harsh rays of the sun and it is important that you are aware of how much time they are playing in the sun. Applying a sunscreen often throughout the day is imperative, and even if you think that there is little chance of them getting sunburned still apply the sunscreen.
  2. A sweaty baby is normal during summer. When it is hot our little ones are going to sweat, but this does not mean that they need to be bathed all the time. Too much bathing can dry out their skin especially when the bath temperature is too hot.
  3. Use skincare products that moisturise and do not dry out the skin. Use a mild soap such as the Krayons’ Creamy Baby Soap Bar enriched with moisturising aqueous cream or the Krayons’ Mild Baby Soap Bar infused with pure baby petroleum jelly to give extra care to baby’s skin when bathing your little one.  Gently Pat them dry so as not to remove too much of the moisture and then finish off by massaging in Krayons’ Aqueous cream.
  4. Keep them hydrated. Your little one’s body is made up of 60% water and their skin is the largest organ they have, which needs water to be kept hydrated and healthy especially during summer.
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