Now that the clocks have gone back and the temperature’s dropping, it’s prime time for our children’s skin to be most vulnerable.
The cold and dryness from the winter weather can really hurt their skin: hands become dry, lips become chapped and cheeks become rosy.
I’ve put together some of my top skincare tips for protecting our little ones during the winter months…
Changing your children’s skincare regime for winter
I try and encourage my children to use a body lotion in the mornings before school to protect their skin in the winter. I also switch to a moisturising cleansing gel for their faces such as the Marili Skincare Foaming Face Wash, which I get them to use in the bath a few times a week. It’s great as it’s preservative free, detergent free and gently cleanses the skin using gorgeous plant oils leaving skin clean, soft and nourished.
If I notice my children have a lot of dry, chapped or sore skin I will use a light moisturiser on their faces in the morning and a body lotion or body butter at night.
Organic and natural products versus non-organic products
The lack of harsh preservatives and in most cases artificial fragrances which all aggravate sensitive skin is a bonus. Avoiding petrochemicals, parabens, SLS and phthalates all help to ensure you are not aggravating sensitive skin that is already under strain due to the weather conditions. Non-organic products are often packed full of chemicals that dry out the skin so I always read the labels if I am trying anything new for my children.
The Lip Balms from the Marili Skincare range are 99% organic so deliver maximum nourishment to chapped lips. They are not only great for soothing dry lips but preventing chapped lips too. Plus, they’re perfect for keeping in pencil cases, so children can keep their lips moisturised throughout the day. There are four different balms, meaning they can have a different flavour every week of the month!