5 Tips for Preventing Dry Skin with Everyday Lotion, Dream Cream, and All Over Ointment
That age old question of how to take care of baby's delicate skin during the cold, long winter months. And how to adapt that routine through the toddler years and beyond. Well, we've got a few tips for you to today featuring Everyday Lotion, Dream Cream, and All Over Ointment. Dry skin no more!
1) Drink + Eat Right
Drink lots of water. It's true whatever we put in our bodies affects what we see on the outside. So make sure your kids have trusty water bottles and keep em full. Toddlers need about 1.3 litres of fluid a day and older kids need about 1-1.5 liters. This includes milk, soup, and other fluids he or she regularly consumes. Adults need an average of eight glasses a day, but this includes other fluids we eat like smoothies, soups, and fruits and vegetables with a lot of water.
2) Pat dry
Instead of rubbing down after after a bath or shower like we usually do, try a gentle pat down and a thorough application of our everyday lavender and rosemary lotion or slightly heavier barrier cream like Dream Cream. It seals in moisture from the bath. We've had so much fun with making lotion application after the bath a part of our routine. The kids laugh, tell us where the dry spots are, and help us apply it. Just the smell of shea butter mint in Dream Cream signals bedtime and reading time. It's the best!
3) Layer product
A great way to add protection is to layer cream. Apply a barrier cream like Dream Cream and spot treat rough patches, eczema, or rashes with All Over Ointment. It seals in the moisture and helps prevent dryness all day long. Layering products is especially helpful if you live in a dry climate or experience below freezing temps.
4) Cover up
Remember to cover up cold hands and feet with toasty gloves and socks. Protect as much skin as possible before sending your kids out to play to protect them from icy wind and snow. For adults, remember to wear gloves when scrubbing dishes or cleaning and use more gentle soaps and cleaning agents to prevent unnecessary skin dryness. Smear Dream Cream on face, hands, lips, necks and any other exposed areas before pushing those kids out the door.
Teach kids to apply lotion, chapstick, etc. themselves. Slip a travel size container in their backpack or coat pocket and encourage them to apply it themselves as soon as they feel dryness or itchiness settling in. We also put lotion at kid's level in the bathroom so they can easily slather some on after washing their hands. The more it becomes a routine, the better. We're really excited that Extra Tubby Size pump bottles will be available soon (March 2017!). They'll mean more independence, value, and fun for everyone!