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  • As moms, you would never let anything harmful near your babies, let alone touch their delicate skin. That's why you stay away from products with strange-sounding chemicals that can cause any type of skin irritation.

    You also do everything you can to protect your baby's skin in the safest, most natural way possible. In order to do that, first you need to know how it works.

    At the Smart Parenting Mom Workshops: Raising Toddlers held on March 18 and the Smart Parenting Baby Shower last April 22, Belo Baby Mombassadors Nicole Hernandez-delos Angeles and Kelly Misa-Fernandez shared what they knew about Baby's skin. 

    Nicole is mom to Alonzo, 4, and Luis, 2. 

    Meanwhile, Kelly is mom to Tristan, 2.

    The Belo Baby Mombasadors also explained why it's important to use only all-natural products on your little ones. Here are the top three facts they revealed:

     

    1. Baby's skin is paper-thin

    It's 20 to 30 percent thinner compared to adult skin, which is precisely why it feels soft. The skin is comprised of two layers: the bottom layer called the dermis, and the top epidermis layer. Because Baby's epidermis is not yet fully developed, it's thinner and has smaller cells.

     

    2. Baby's skin is not fully developed

    Because it is thinner than an adult's skin, it's not yet an efficient barrier against infection. This makes it susceptible to several factors such as moisture retention, sun damage, and especially bacterial growth and skin irritation. Some examples of common skin conditions that result from irritation are diaper rash and cradle cap. 

     

    3. Baby's skin is very permeable

    It has fewer elastic fibers compared to an adult's skin, so it acts like a sieve, allowing more substances through. What's more, the outermost layer of Baby's skin is not yet firmly attached to the deeper layers of the skin. When it absorbs irritants, allergens, and bacteria, whatever penetrates the skin can end up being more concentrated inside your baby's body. How scary is that?


    To deal, Nicole and Kelly both take meticulous care in choosing the products to use on their babies' skin. As Belo Baby Mombassadors, they also shared the Belo Baby guarantee: Belo Baby uses only all-natural ingredients and leaves out harmful chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, tetrasodium EDTA, SLS, tetrasodium etidronate, phthalates, and formaldehyde.


    Because Belo Baby products are all-natural, they are free from synthetic chemicals and toxins. They are also free from common allergens, so they are generally gentler on the skin and safer to use than products with artificial ingredients.

    Kelly and Nicole went on to enumerate the natural ingredients in Belo Baby products that nourish and condition Baby's delicate skin: 

    Cocoa butter has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and works to strengthen and moisturize Baby's skin.

    Shea butter, on the other hand, is a known superfood for the skin, and has the natural ability to heal common skin conditions such as eczema and rash.

    Sweet almond oil, a natural emollient for softening skin, locks moisture into the skin.

    If you're like Kelly and Nicole, and are very particular about what touches your baby's skin, check out Belo Baby's line of baby skin care products: hair and body wash, face and body lotion, bar soap, colognes, and sanitizers. All are crafted with care for the most delicate skin and for the most meticulous moms.

    Learn more at www.belobaby.ph

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Belo Baby Bath and Body Line.
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