Why kids get dry skin, what is it, and what to do about it

Dry skin is very common in young children.  It’s often worse in winter, after swimming or bathing, and after sun exposure.  If dry skin becomes red and inflamed, it may be eczema.  This is a medical condition that should be treated by a physician.

Mild dry skin may be caused by exposure to low humidity in winter, chlorine in pools, and soaps in the bath.  These conditions remove moisture from the skin and may strip out natural moisturizing factors, which are predominantly water-binding free amino acids in the skin surface.*

This can be treated very well with regular application of a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion containing emollient oils and water-binding ingredients.  Nuthatch Naturals offers a dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion with only natural ingredients.  Order a bottle or 2 today!

*  J. Fowler, “Understanding the Role of Natural Moisturizing Factor in Skin Hydration”, Practical Dermatology July 2012.

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