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6Dec

 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

To find out more about Epaderm Junior, read our product reviews here.

Content was written & supplied by Mölnlycke Healthcare Ltd

  

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One Response to Don’t let dry skin spoil your little one’s adventures: tips & solutions for winter

  1. TerrenceWelsch

    I feel so bad for all of my friends children who suffer from eczema. It seems so terribly uncomfortable. My godson was suffering and his mom was trying everything she could to get it under control because he seemed so miserable. I did some research and found this study that patients given phytocannabinoids suffered less and slept better.

    This is because they act as transcriptive receptors that can control cell proliferation and differentiation. In this study skin differentiations keratin 1 and 10 are significantly reduced. This translates to less triggers in eczema.

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