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Any mom can attest to this: Nothing beats the feel of baby skin against your own. It's as fresh as it can get: super soft, smooth, and irresistible to the touch. No wonder most of us have a hard time keeping our hands off our little ones!
But apart from the obvious physical differences, there are other significant disparities between a baby's skin and your own. Mommies and daddies, heed these three points:
Baby skin is very delicate.
Since a baby's skin layer is growing and is in fact, 30% thinner than an adult's, it's also very delicate and therefore prone to irritation—from redness and itchy rashes to allergic reactions and sunburn.
It's easily permeable.
Because a baby's skin has a thinner skin layer or stratum corneum, it's less compact and more permeable. This is why harsh products like strongly perfumed soaps and chemical sunscreens are no-no's—they can easily penetrate the skin layer and cause a potential reaction.
It loses moisture up to five times faster.
Significantly thinner than an adult's skin, baby skin can lose water really fast, which makes it lose moisture up to five times faster than adult skin, becoming more vulnerable to dryness. This leaves your baby prone to irritation and injury.
It's evident that their skin requires more care, but it's not enough to use mild and gentle products. Proper moisturization is crucial in ensuring that your child's skin is well-protected.
Your baby can enjoy mild and moisturizing care through the new Baby Dove range—a new line of premium baby care products from the makers of the Brand Most Recommended by Dermatologists*.
Baby Dove products go beyond mildness and help restore essential moisture from hair to toe, helping you become more confident that you're providing the utmost care for your child. After all, when it comes to your baby, there is no perfect way—only your way. #RealMoms
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