baby swimming skincare

A guide to baby swimming skincare

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    Wet skin is actually less absorbent than dry skin, so rinsing your baby in non-chlorinated water before getting into the pool should reduce the amount of pool water their skin absorbs. Try to make sure the water is warm, so you don’t give them a fright before getting in.

    After lightly patting them with a towel so they’re still damp, you could gently massage in baby moisturiser to create a protective layer to help keep their delicate skin moisturised when swimming (but before you do, check with the pool that you can apply moisturiser before a swim). The hypoallergenic Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Fragrance Free Lotion soothes and cares for your baby’s skin at its most sensitive, so it’s a good one to keep in your swimming bag

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    “Chlorine isn’t ideal for your baby’s skin, so it’s best to make sure you wash off as much of it as you can,” says dad of one Sion. If you haven’t already, pack some body wash and shampoo, but it’s a good idea to make sure whatever you bring is as nourishing as possible to help protect their skin from drying out.

    Baby Dove Rich Moisture Head to Toe Wash replenishes your baby’s skin and can help soothe the drying effect of the chlorine, while Baby Dove Rich Moisture Shampoo will help with the tricky job of removing chlorine from their hair to leave it soft and their scalp nourished.

    Once all that chlorinated water is washed away, it’s as important as ever to put the moisture back into their delicate skin. “Rinsing in water is good for getting rid of chlorine, but it can also wash away the natural lipids that help lock in skin moisture,” explains Katherine, Baby Dove Research and Development specialist and mom of one. “By using a Baby Dove baby lotion after drying your child, you can replenish that moisture, as they were specially designed to actually deposit skin natural nutrients”

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