Oilatum Comfort Skin Tips

We
were sent a rather fabulous Skincare Kit alongside some very useful Oilatum
Comfort Skin Tips! It can be upsetting
dealing with children’s red and itchy skin but following these tips you can
manage your child’s skin condition and see a huge improvement quite
quickly.

#Oilatum one of our bathtime essentials x

A photo posted by Karen (@missingsleep) on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:27am PDT

My
children seem to be having fewer problems since we incorporated Oilatum products
into our bath time routine (you can read our last review here). Fortunately there are many more simple steps
you can follow to make dry skin an issue in the far distant past. Plus they are so easy to add into your daily
routine, a few small changes here and there making a significant difference to
tackling their dry skin problems.


TIP 1

Be
aware of the temperature of the bath water, this is very important as hot water
can irritate your child’s delicate skin. 
I have found it helps to have a bath thermometer to do this (37 degrees
C is the ideal best temperature), as it can be difficult to judge the
temperature yourself, you might prefer the water a lot hotter than what is
suitable for your baby or young child.

TIP
2

Limit
baths to 5-10 minutes to avoid excess drying out of their skin. My boys tend to stay in until they come out
all wrinkled as they enjoy playing so much. 
But I will definitely be keeping a closer eye on the time from now on.

TIP 3

Certain
soaps and detergents can dry out their sensitive skin, so using products like
Oilatum soothe and protect them instead. 
The Oilatum Daily Junior Bath Foam is perfect for this and its great you
can use it daily.

TIP
4

Remember
to pat not rub the skin, as this is the best method for dry, delicate skin.

TIP 5

You
can make moisturising more effective by applying it to damp skin, then
continuing with the pat drying method. 
The Oilatum Daily Junior Moisturising Lotion is very mild, so you can
start using it straight away to soften and relieve young skin.

TIP 6

If
your finding it hard to moisturise your child turn it into a game, Oilatum
suggests getting your little ones to be like a scarecrow, staying straight and
still even when it tickles!

TIP 7

Be
thorough moisturising, even dry patches can be hiding in hair; so do not
overlook those areas.

TIP 8

It’s
essential to keep your little one’s bedroom cool, if its too warm it can affect
their skin. Using a room thermometer
will enable you to keep track of this.

TIP 9

Wash
clothes and bedding with non-biological products, we already do this as we
learnt from experience, we only ever use Fairy now and that seems to work well
with our boys. 

TIP 10

Finally
make sure you dress your child in natural fabrics like cotton, it keeps the
skin cool and they are softer against their skin. Natural fabrics are non-allergenic so better all round. But use towels, flannels and bedding all
made from cotton too, so you have the gentlest option for your child. Even better get organic cotton to make sure
it has not been treated with harsh chemicals.

Hopefully
by trying out these tips over the next 10 days you can soothe your child’s dry
skin. You can find out more information
on the Oilatum website.

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