Over 1 in 5 children have eczema or a dry skin condition. Winter is often worse with wind-chill, cold, and central heating triggering flare ups. The associated itching, irritation and poor sleep can really spoil little ones fun, so dry skin treatment for children, Epaderm Junior, has a few tips to help.
- Wrap up! Hands and the back of the neck are particularly vulnerable to drying out, so cotton gloves and scarves are an essential skincare kit – as well as keeping them snug during adventures.
- Hydrate – A cold drink is less appetising, so many children drink less in winter. Keeping them hydrated can help their skin, so try warming up drinks like apple juice to make them enticing.
- Apply emollients – Some moisturisers can contribute to skin dryness. Oil-rich emollients such as Epaderm Junior help stop water from leaving the skin which is great during winter. The ointment is a thick effective barrier, often used at night, where the cream is absorbed easily for use during the day.
- Avoid washing – Many children would be delighted, but we don’t mean avoid bath time altogether! Hot water and soap can also dry children’s skin. Try replacing soap with Epaderm Junior Ointment, it won’t foam up, but cleans and helps lock moisture into the skin at bath time too.
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