With a little more than a week left until school begins, I cannot wait to get back into our daily routine. As Norrin gets older, we continue to work on teaching him the necessary self-help skills he needs – like personal hygiene and skin care.
Norrin doesn’t need to know why skin health matters (at least not now), he just needs to know it’s something that’s done. Especially after a long summer of fun in the sun, pool and playground.
Kids are exposed to more sun, sweat, salt water and chlorine than usual during the summer months, which can leave their skin feeling dry. This problem frequently affects children 7 – 12 years old and if left untreated, their skin can feel itchy and become red and rough. Dry skin is one of the most common complaints for kids, but it can be easily avoided.
It is common to see kids with uneven skin tone like round white spots, especially around their cheeks and arms. This is due to dry patches of skin that do not tan evenly. To avoid this, always use a sunscreen to protect kids from the sun and keep their skin moisturized with Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion. – Dr. Maria Patricia Rivas
4 Tips To Help Kids Establish a Daily Skincare Routine
- Start by teaching your children to apply lotion before they head out to school and at nighttime before bed. It’s important to keep the entire body moisturized, so make sure they don’t forget areas such as the neck, chest, elbows and knees.
- It’s ideal to moisturize within three minutes after a bath/shower. Applying lotion when the skin is still damp will help trap in moisture, preventing dry skin.
- At bedtime apply lotion as you give your child a massage. This is a great way to help kids relax and ensure it absorbs into skin and not rubbed off on pajamas.
- It’s never too early to teach kids about skincare. So make it fun! Sing a song or play a game (like “Simon Says”) while applying lotion. Put a lotion in your kids hand and prompt them to rub the lotion on body parts like arms, legs or elbows.
Disclosure: I am a Lubriderm 2015 Ambassador. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences.