Dry skin is a common occurrence in children as they don't have the full 'oily' protection that most of us adults have. It is important to supply them with the right nutrients to keep their fragile skin healthy, strong, moisturised and protected from the elements.
A gentle, nourishing body wash that does not strip oil from the skin.
A fantastic balm for soothing dry, angry skin conditions. Soothes, moisturises and protects little skins.
Strengthens and protects the skin with vitamins A & D, EPA & DHA.
Supports skin health from within and is a good option for vegetarians.
-Add yellow and orange fruits and vegetables into the diet as they are high in beta carotene.
-Make sure your child stays hydrated throughout the day by drinking lots of water.
-Use natural barriers on affected areas to keep in moisture. Coconut Oil is ideal.
Use only very mild soaps and detergents or try making your own laundry powder. It is simple and easy and best of all it's free of any nasties. A simple recipe to use:
1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 bar grated Dr Bonners baby mild bar soap
Mix well and store in an airtight plastic container and use 2 tablespoons per full load. Waa laa! You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil for a lovely smell. Lavender, eucalyptus and patchouli are best.
Also check out the chemical free Biowashball HERE
Foods containing salicylates are common eczema and dry skin triggers and those with a salicylate allergy can suffer from headaches, asthma like symptoms, itchy skin, scaly skin, psoriasis, eczema, stomach ache, blocked nose, cough and sinus problems. Try removing any foods that contain salicylates from your child's diet.
Apricot, Blackberry, Blueberry, Dates, Grapes, Orange, Pineapple, Plum, Raisin (dried), Raspberry, Strawberry, Sultana (dried), Capsicum, Tomato, Almonds, Honey, Curry, Eggplant, Zucchini, Potato.
If you have tried everything and feel nothing works, test your water. 'Hard' water (water which has high concentrations of magnesium and calcium ions) and water high in chlorine can irritate sensitive skins causing redness, inflammation, dryness and itching. Lime scale in jugs and kettles or around taps is usually a guarantee you have hard water and investing in a water softener may be your key to nipping skin problems in the bud. Kiwipure do a 4 stage house filter which not only removes chlorine and other harmful compounds but also softens water without adding chemicals. We have just had one installed here at Rebalance so watch this space for more info!
These are just some ingredients to stay away from in ALL products.
-TEA-Triethanolamine (TEA-sodium lauryl sulfate)
-Parabens (Propyl, ethyl, methyl and butyl)
-Sodium Lauryl Sulfate