✔️Use warm, rather than hot water to bathe your child: hot water removes natural skin oils faster*
✔️Keep your child's bath and shower short: 5 to 10 minutes
✔️Use a gentle, soap-free cleanser as soap can strip the skin's layer of oils
✔️Gently pat your child's skin dry after bathing
✔️When selceting a moisturiser, consider the dryness of your child's skin and their preference for the product type, e.g. cream vs. balm.
✔️When selecting a moisturiser, consider a cream or ointment, depending on the dryness of your child's skin. Avoid products containing frangrance: fragrance can irritate skin.
✔️Use a humidifier in the house and try to keep the indoor temperature comfortable. Hot, or cold dry air can cause or worsen skin dryness and the associated itch.