Why use special care products for babies ?
- Because baby’s skin is under attack from the environment every day, and this can lead to sensitivity and irritation: friction from nappies and clothing, inappropriate care products, hard water, exposure to urine and stools…
- Because baby’s skin is sensitive to its environment : à At birth, the hydrolipid film of baby’s skin which protects it against drying has a variable composition. Baby’s epidermis is thus more sensitive to risks of dryness.
Its horny layer (5), the upper part of the epidermis, has different thicknesses according to its location in the body. It forms a barrier against bacterial attach which can easily be weakened by certain situations (variation in pH, excessive humidity, faecal enzymes, repeated friction, detergent substances…).
Unlike adults, babies have a very large skin area compared with their low weight. A product absorbed by the skin will therefore be more concentrated for a baby than for an adult.
Using soft, appropriate products, baby’s skin will be better protected and retain its softness and elasticity.