05 Jun Natural Skincare For Your Bub
A baby’s skin is super sensitive and needs a lot of care but little intervention. After having twins, I found so many store bought products for bub’s skin, but wanted more natural options to know exactly what I am using. After all, if it’s not safe to consume, should you be putting it on your infants skin?Here are two all natural, money saving solutions that have been a godsend for me when the inevitable bruise, bump or redness pops up. Bear in mind I am not a doctor, so please consult the appropriate professional before trying anything health or medical related.
1. Aloe Vera.
This succulent is not only used as a cooling agent for burns, it’s packed with enzymes, vitamins A, E and C, hormones called auxins and gibberellins which hold amazing anti-inflammatory benefits, salicylic acid that possesses antibacterial properties and plenty more. I find this wondrous plant helps with the healing process almost immediately. The ancient plant has been known for hundreds of years to be used on the following:
- Skin irritation
- Insect bites and stings
- Dry skin
- Sore spots
- Cuts, grazes, wounds, and abrasions
True story…One of my twins was sitting in her high chair and must have face planted the bench because a huge bruise was coming up on her head – this was the day before a photo shoot for Huggies! As soon as I saw the bump coming, I broke-off some Aloe Vera fresh from our garden, removed the skin and stuck it on her head with a Band-Aid… A few hours later and the swelling was completely gone and the bruise was getting better – not worse. The next day her head was clear and we had a really fun photo shoot.
2. Coconut Oil
As a cleanser, purifier and moisturiser this is beautiful on babies skin. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is best to use – pop it straight into the bath, onto dry skin, or apply a small amount to help dry skin and minor skin conditions. Coconut oil is full of fatty acids that help moisturise and keep bacteria out. It’s made up of Lauric acid – the main fatty acid with proven anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits (see, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17651080).
Its sweet yet subtle fragrance is so delicious, there are a million uses for coconut oil! I love to use it as a moisturiser/massage oil – gently rub into skin after bath giving baby a delightful relaxing massage, the little ones love this sweet soothing oil on their skin.
About the Author
As a dreamer, mother of twins, and lover of beauty, Sammy is inspired by the glow manifested in all and writes to share quick and easy ways to enjoy life’s little luxuries and shine like sunbeams across the world✨.