What causes baby eczema? How to treat it and other baby skincare tips.
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Baby skin care
You may also be surprised to find that many products out there marketed as ‘mild’ or ‘baby’ formulas, are not mild or suitable for baby use at all. Such products have irritating ingredients such as: petroleum based oils, synthetic fragrances, as well as other nasties such as Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, one of the harshest surfactants in existence!
Many adults may not realise that their eczema could have been linked to infant use of soaps with high pH. It was not your parents’ fault, however, since soaps with pH 10 have been around since the 1950s, and are still available for purchase at any local store. The modern consumer now needs to educate themselves to know the difference with newer cleansing technologies.