Sunday December 8, 2019

Winter Care Tips For Newborns

C. Suresh Kumar, Head Of Department - Pediatrics and Neonatology, Apollo Cradle, suggests:

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Winter care for your little ones. Pixabay

The winter season can bring some key challenges for new parents as newborns are a little more sensitive and need extra care in the cold season. Ensure their skin is well moisturised and protected, say experts.

Rajesh Vohra, CEO, Artsana India (Chicco), in assistance with Chicco Osservatorio, suggests:

* Must-have body lotions for winter: To fight dryness of baby skin in winters, selecting the perfect baby lotion can be a task for parents as babies have thin skin which loses its moisture faster in comparison to adults. Body lotion with Parabens-free formula and richness of sweet almond milk are ideal for protection and moisturising baby’s delicate skin.

* Moisturising rich cream: In winter, parents should always make sure that baby is being moisturised properly, especially the most exposed areas like face, hands and legs after bath to keep the baby’s skin soft and supple throughout the day. Good quality cream with the richness of Omega-3 and Vitamin E helps in deeply nourishing skin’s driest areas keeping it nourished all along the day.

* Nourishment through massage oil: The skin of a newborn is very gentle and requires special care each day. Massaging the baby with special baby oil that is parabens-free and enriched with high nourishing properties of rice bran oil is very beneficial for the baby’s delicate skin.

* Winter apparels, for keeping your baby warm with comfort: While shopping for babies, parents must look for certified and high quality natural fabrics which are soft and comfortable so that it does not cause rashes and discomfort to the baby.

* Protection from dry air: In winter, the humidity level drops and dry air can affect baby’s health — from nasal infection to sore throat — which they can’t even let you know, and from dry skin and cracked lips to breathing issues in some cases. A humidifier in the baby’s room adds much-needed moisture to the air and creates favourable breathing conditions, allowing your baby to sleep comfortably.

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The skin of a newborn is very gentle and requires special care each day. Pixabay

C. Suresh Kumar, Head Of Department – Pediatrics and Neonatology, Apollo Cradle, suggests:

* Take Care of the skin: Do not apply too much of soap and leave it on the body for long as it dries up the skin causing irritation. Bath duration should not exceed 5 minutes in order to prevent over hydration of skin which may lead to easy fragility of skin and decrease threshold of injury.

* Give a quick bath: As baby skin is very thin and fragile you should dab rather than vigorously rubbing which results in damage to superficial layers of skin. Finish bath quickly.

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* Include fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet to keep skin healthy: Fresh vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables and fresh fruits like apples, bananas and oranges, should be given to increase immunity and health of the skin.

* Keep the child warm: Make sure the baby is warm inside the home. Your baby should be well covered while you take him/her out in the winter and must be covered in woollen clothes, socks and mittens (if there’s any allergy or irritation, use cotton). The child should not be exposed to cold winds which cause can cause cold, cough and pneumonia.

* Keep the skin moist: Always try to keep the baby skin moist. Apply moisturiser within a few minutes after the bath. Since the skin is very delicate, use moisturisers that contain coconut oil, olive oil and almond oil. This will also nourish the skin. (IANS)

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Follow these Tips For a Glowing Winter Skin

Get that perfect winter glow by following these beauty tips

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Everyone wants a winter glow and if you want to get the perfect winter skin, then follow these easy beauty tips. Pixabay

Come winter, and our skin demands different care. Adopt these simple tips for naturally-glowing winter skin.

Mohit Narang, Skincare expert at Avon gives you tips on how to face the cold weather and retain that glow.

1. Follow your skincare routine diligently

One should follow a very basic and simple skincare routine to keep the skin happy during winters. Cleanse your skin twice a day i.e every morning and before going to bed. Follow the cleansing process with a light daily moisturiser to lock the moisture in and opt for a heavy moisturiser or overnight cream in the night. This should be done on softly damp skin because just-washed skin absorbs moisture better.

2. Do not overly exfoliate

Skin exfoliation is done to get rid of dead skin cells. You should be extra careful in winters because the skin is already compromised due to dry and cold weather. You should exfoliate your skin only once in a week to help in boosting skin regeneration and better product absorption. Men should also be careful while exfoliating depending on their skin types.

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To get a glowing winter skin, you need to moisturize your skin properly. Pixabay

3. Moisture crucial after hot showers

People tend to have hot showers in winters but taking hot showers and not moisturising after can create cracks and an uneven skin surface. If the skin is not immediately moisturised, the cracks in the skin let the nerves get exposed to air, resulting in eczema or winter’s itch. Always apply moisturiser immediately after a hot shower.

4. Use a sunscreen

Never skimp on sunscreen during winters. It is a lifesaver when you step out into the winter sun. Not only does it protect your skin from damage because of pollutants and harsh ultraviolet rays, it also helps prevent premature ageing.

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5. Invest in a sleeping mask

Korean beauty products have become quite a rage recently and rightly so. The sleeping sheet masks can be worn over a moisturiser at night to pack in all your serums and cream helping the skin absorb these nutrients more easily. (IANS)