Your baby’s skin is probably one of the most soft and delicate things you’ll ever touch. After coming out of the protective and nourishing environment in the womb, your baby’s super thin skin keeps developing until it finally gets accustomed to the new environment. It is quite normal to see a change in the skin tone during this time.
While your baby’s skin tone depends largely on genetics; external factors such as chemicals in skincare products, skin allergies, exposure to the outside environment also play some role. It is therefore very important to take proper care of your baby’s skin, especially during the first few years.
Prepare a smooth paste by mixing raw milk to turmeric or gram flour. Apply the paste all over your little one’s body and keep it on for 5-10mins. You can wipe it off with a clean, wet cotton cloth.
Milk is a rich source of Vitamin A, D, B12, Lactic acid, Biotin along with other nutrients. It acts as a natural cleanser which also hydrates the skin. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which help in reducing scars and treating uneven skin tone, thereby giving your baby a natural glow. Gram flour is well known for giving an instant glow to the skin.
Sandalwood has been a part of skincare routines since ages due to its many healing properties. It soothes sunburn, reduces tanning, fights inflammations and allergies, removes dark spots and gives soft and radiant skin. You can add a little bit of turmeric and/or saffron to this pack to enhance the skin benefits.
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Milk will keep your baby’s skin clean and hydrated. Regular use of milk also helps to reduce skin pigmentation.
Mix curd and tomato pulp and massage the mixture onto your little one’s skin focusing more on the pigmented areas. While curd helps to soothe and hydrate the skin, tomato acts as a gentle, natural, bleaching agent. This bodypack fights dullness promotes cell renewal as well as gets rid of dirt or impurities, giving your tiny one beautiful, smooth and glowing skin.
Your baby’s skin is too delicate to withstand the harshness of chemicals used in products such as soaps, shampoos or moisturizers. Instead, use natural home remedies such as this oatmeal body scrub for your baby’s bath. Make a fine paste by mixing a good amount of oats with lukewarm water and honey and use it as a body scrub during bath.
The amino acids in oatmeal fights skin discoloration and dullness while it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties will soothe the skin and help the skin glow. This scrub will clean and exfoliate the skin without being harsh on your baby’s delicate skin.
A warm oil massage at least once a day helps improve skin elasticity and boosts blood circulation. The oil penetrates deep into your little one’s delicate skin and provides hydration that improves skin tone and texture.
One of the most effective oils for your baby’s massage is coconut oil. It is well known for lightening the skin as it helps to reduce uneven skin tone and dark spots. It also moisturizes the skin, reduces inflammation and prevents infection.
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Another one that has been a must for a baby’s oil massage since ages is mustard oil. Along with moisturizing skin, removing sun tan and dark spots, treating rashes and improving complexion, it also acts as a natural sunscreen.
Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer that is known to cure almost all skin related issues. Enriched with antioxidants, it gives protection from harmful UV rays and fights the effects of free radicals. It can also be used as a diaper rash treatment for your little one.
From healing sunburn, soothing itchiness and irritations, fighting allergies and acne, preventing skin pigmentation to providing a boost of hydration to the skin, aloe vera gel has many magical healing benefits. You can prepare a mask by mixing aloe vera gel with ingredients such as curd, gram flour, honey or coconut oil. Aloe vera gel can also be used directly onto skin but make sure to consult with your baby’s doctor once.
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Glycerine has been a part of the skincare industry for a long time for its ability to lock moisture in along with other benefits such as prevention of dryness and irritation, cell renewal, skin brightening etc. However, avoid using glycerine directly on your precious one’s delicate skin. Dilute it by adding rose water or mix it with your baby’s regular moisturizer or body oil.
Along with all these topical care you need to make sure your little one is getting enough nourishment from the inside as well.
Be it for adults or babies, hydration is and will always remain the key to a beautiful, glowing skin. Keeping your baby’s skin hydrated with optimum water intake is one of the simplest yet most effective home remedies to improve your baby’s skin tone naturally.
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