Does a baby skin need care products?

Heeft een babyhuid verzorgingsproducten nodig?

You have seen them or bought them, delicious smelling and soft foaming baby products. Unfortunately, there are often aggressive ingredients that damage the skin rather than protect. After years of experience in my practice and as a mother I came to the conclusion that most babies do not need products for their skin. Below I explain why.

PH value

The skin of newborn babies has a pH value of 6 to 7.5. In the weeks after birth, it sinks to about the same acidity as that of an adult (5 to 5.5). In these first weeks, babies can be more sensitive to infections and fungi so that it is important to wash not too often. If you use soap or foaming baby products too often during this period, it can highly disrupt the pH value of the baby skin.

Stop in bath

Another advice that I would like to give parents is that they don't put their baby in the bath every day. Hot water dries out the skin and just like soap, a baby skin must repair it. Babies are not dirty, only their legs, face and hands must be cleaned more often. Preferably do this with mild products and 'soft' water (with little calcium).


Babies have a protective layer on their scalp, mountain. If parents remove that continuously, it entails the risk that children develop a sensitive scalp years later. Talcum powder is also something to gave. It may smell nice, but also easily in the air and ends up immediately in the lungs. Baby bags cannot edit that well.

Poor substances

A final point is that many baby care products consist of pure petroleum: paraffin, vaseline, etc. These fabrics lay a closing layer on the skin so that it no longer 'breathes'. In the long term, the skin weakens, because he can no longer exercise his functions.

For the baby skin it is best to bathe and powder as little as possible. That only requires some self-control of the parents.

Huidtype: Vet

Kenmerken van een vet huidtype op een rijtje:

• glimt vrij snel

• de poriën zijn duidelijk te zien

• toont op latere leeftijd rimpels

• kan na reinigen droog, trekkerig aanvoelen en glimt daarna weer snel 

• is relatief dik 

• heeft sneller last van puistjes en/of onzuiverheden

• heeft geregeld zwarte puntjes

Het gebruik van probiotica, alfahydroxyzuur (AHA), silicium, magnesium, vetzuren en cermamidem helpen de vette huid herstellen en de poriën verfijnen van de huidstructuur.