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Baby Dove Healthy skin basics

5 tips for healthy, soft baby skin

Caring for delicate baby skin isn’t easy for any new parent. If you’re experiencing information overload and feeling unsure of where to start, you’re not alone. 

With more than 60 years of skincare expertise, Dove is here to help you learn more about your baby’s delicate skin and how to care for it. First, you may not know that it’s 30% thinner than yours and loses moisture faster. That’s why we recommend gentle products that go beyond mild cleansing to replenish essential nutrients. 

Here are some suggestions to help you find a skincare routine that works for you and your baby.  

  • 1

    Going pH neutral.

    “A baby’s skin pH is more neutral than an adult’s,” explains pediatric dermatologist Dr. Zilda. “It requires products with a pH closer to that found naturally in their skin.” A pH-neutral product like Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture Bar, is great for cleansing babies with dry skin. It is dermatologically tested, and gentler than many ordinary baby soap bars

  • 2

    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 Tip to Toe Wash, which gently removes dirt while helping to maintain moisture

  • 3

    Try products for babies.

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

  • 4

    Not forgetting the scalp.  

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

  • 5

    Replenishing moisture.

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