Baby Dove Healthy skin basics

6 tips for healthy, soft baby skin

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    Going pH neutral.

    "A baby’s skin pH is more neutral than an adult’s,” explains paediatric dermatologist Dr Zilda. “It requires products with a pH closer to that found naturally in their skin.” A pH-neutral product such as Sensitive Moisture Fragrance Free Head to Toe Wash is great for cleansing babies with dry skin. In addition to being dermatologically tested, it is gentler and more nourishing than baby soap 

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    Gently cleansing at bathtime.

    Bathtime can be a challenge. But the good news is it’s fine to skip one occasionally, as frequent baths can dry out baby skin. It’s also OK to use a mild cleanser like our Rich Moisture Head to Toe Wash, which gently removes dirt while helping to maintain moisture

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    Try products for babies.

    Instead of using your own moisturiser, try using products specifically designed for moisturising baby skin. Our products help maintain moisture, leaving baby skin soft and hydrated

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    Not forgetting the scalp.

    Your baby might not have much hair, but try washing the scalp with a shampoo that goes beyond mildness. It replenishes essential moisture and nutrients in the scalp from the first wash


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    Replenishing moisture.

    Once you’ve patted your baby dry, now is a good time to replenish lost moisture. A specifically created moisturising cream for baby, like our Rich Moisture Baby Lotion, will keep delicate skin soft and moisturised until the next bath

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    Protecting baby’s skin.

    Babies' skin is delicate, so it's a good idea to keep their skin well moisturised while they sleep. 

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