We always want to protect and nurture our children in any way that we can. That starts with caring for their body when it is still young and growing. Children have thinner, more sensitive skin than adults, and their immune system isn’t completely developed until they are 7-8 years old. There are many typical household items that can cause irritation and harm to our children, without us being fully aware.
You should watch out for the following items to avoid damaging your child’s health
Laundry detergent and softeners: Perfumes and fragrances in these can irritate and cause skin problems to your child. Fabric softeners can cause eczema in a child, which leads to dry, red, and itchy skin.
Cleaning products: Certain cleaning products contain ammonia, formaldehyde, sodium laureate sulfate, and other severe ingredients that strip the skin of natural healthy oils. Even if you’ve taken extra precaution to clean away these products when using, leftover residue can attach itself to your child’s skin and cause dangerous skin irritation.
Lotions containing synthetic fragrance, parabens, and phthalates: These ingredients can trigger eczema due to their harshness to the skin. Your child can experience dryness, itchy skin, bumps, peeling, and flakiness if these are found in your lotions. The irritation caused by these products is relentless and will only worsen and slow down your child’s development.
That’s why it is important to take note of the ingredients in children's products and to choose a natural alternative whenever possible.
As a mother you can experience dry, itchy or flaky skin due to daily stress, fatigue and overall hormonal imbalance that causes the skin texture to change.
There are a few things you can do about it
- Keep your showers short and not super hot to prevent drying your skin out more.
- While your skin is still damp from the shower, apply daily a naturally formulated moisturizer
- Switch to gentle, fragrance-free, or hypoallergenic soap and laundry detergent.
The Cammellatte collection was made by a mother who faced issues with her skin and her child’s skin. She aimed to make a product that was gentle, non-toxic, and effective on irritated and flaky skin. The entire body care collection is free of parabens, synthetic fragrance, sulfates, pthalates, formaldehyde, and mineral oil. The all-natural option is safer for mothers and for children by leaving out the harsh chemicals, synthetic ingredients, and preservatives that cause the most harm to the skin.
Ultimately, you will benefit more from natural skincare and gentle nourishing ingredients made to soften and protect your skin and set an example for your children to take good care of their skin later in their life.