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Dry Skin - Skincare - Baby Care | Landys Chemist
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Dry Skin

From creams that soothe cradle cap to lotions that gently moisturise and hydrate your baby's fragile skin, we have a wide range of skincare and sensitive skin products to treat babies suffering from eczema, atopic dermatitis, nappy rash and more.

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All you need to know about Dry Skin

How do I treat dry skin on my baby's face?

To treat dry skin on your baby's face, apply a gentle moisturiser regularly to the affected area until the area looks soothed. Apply baby oil to their skin after bathing, and pour some oil into their bathwater to moisturise and hydrate. Make sure they drink plenty to keep their skin hydrated, avoid using products with any harsh chemicals, and reduce the amount of time you bathe them for so their skin doesn't dry out so much.

What causes dry skin in babies?

Don't be afraid if your baby does have a flare-up of dry skin, as this is common. Many of the same things that make a grown-up's skin dry, can also affect your baby's. Protect them from the sun and the extreme cold, and don't give them very long, hot baths. By regularly applying moisturiser, you should be able to keep their skin hydrated.

What is the difference between dry skin and eczema in babies?

Dry skin generally looks patchy and rough, but eczema patches are more inflamed and often red or pink in colour. Eczema can also cause your child to have pimples that contain fluid. Always check the creases of the elbows, scalp, behind the knees and behind the ears for eczema, as this is where it is most likely to appear.

Does breast milk help my baby with their dry skin?

Breast milk is one of the best things you can give your baby, as it offers great protection against infection due to its immune-boosting properties. By breastfeeding regularly, this can help your baby combat dry skin conditions like eczema, although using a topical cream will still be the best way to instantly soothe your baby's dry skin.

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