Natural Skin Remedies That Are Safe To Use With Kids

Set You And Your Young Ones Up For Success

The skin is an organ that needs nutrients and nourishment like any other part of your body. Many people are deficient in vitamins E and D, this can lead to skin issues. Many people don’t eat the right food, and they don’t exercise regularly. You’ve got to keep yourself active and put the right stuff in you to be at your fullest flourish as an individual.

Likewise, you’ve got to get your mind in the right place. If your child is indoors playing video games all day, that’s not good for their mind, and so it’s not good for their body. Too much tech is bad for mental health not only because it keeps you indoors and sedentary, but because it trains the mind not to like things that are healthy for the body.

To get your child’s skin at its healthiest you want to work on helping them establish daily routines healthy for their whole body. While helping them get to this point, there are a few things you can do to help overcome rashes, dryness, or other common conditions children may contend with that require special attention. We’ll explore some of those options here.

Some Natural Remedies

Hydrocortisone cream can be purchased over the counter and is a great way to reduce skin conditions of an inflammatory kind. However, it can worsen some skin conditions, so check with your child’s physician first. Something else that’s good for skin, and you don’t need to check with a doctor on (unless your child has allergies) is colloidal oatmeal.

Basically, this oatmeal is made into a powder that’s incredibly fine and designed to soothe skin which has become inflamed. It’s great for eczema or poison ivy. On that note, honey is a natural antibiotic that can be used to help wounds heal much like Neosporin. Just put a bit under a bandage and be sure to change the bandage at intervals.

For children who have sensitive conditions where supplementation isn’t possible, a humidifier that blows out a cool-mist can help naturally remedy dry skin, and keep a room properly moisturized during dry cold spells. Cool-mist humidifiers are better than hot-water vaporizers, as these have a reputation for burning people. Just be sure to clean it daily to prevent mold.

An old but effective skin solution is petroleum jelly, which assists in healing skin that’s become dry or chapped. This is an excellent natural remedy for diaper rash. Something else which has an excellent reputation for helping the skin to heal is argan oil, a natural supplement from the argan tree—you can check some options out at the  Argan Oil Shop.


Some Natural Remedies

Additional Solutions, And Choosing What’s Right For Your Child

Additional remedies for irritated skin include ice, sunscreen, and hypoallergenic laundry detergent as well as soap. Be sparing with chemical options such as detergent or soaps, but these used properly and therapeutically can have some positive effect on the skin, and are relatively risk-free.

When a young one has a skin condition, helping them get over it can be difficult without proper options. Calamine lotion and aloe vera, as well as eucalyptus and tea tree oil, are some other things you might consider using; but they’re a bit more extreme than may be necessary for children—especially very young ones.

When your child is contending with a rash or a sunburn, you want to help soothe them with the right creams, lotions, and moisturizing agents; but you’ve got to be careful not to overdo it. Check with your pediatrician, and once you know what’s safe, see what your child responds to best.

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Jennifer Shackelford
 

Hi, I’m Jennifer, the founder and editor of TheMamaNeeds.com. On The Mama Needs, I write about experience with pregnancy, raising kids, and nutrition for both kids and expectant moms.. I love that blogging brings parents together and lets our readers know they’re not the only ones going through these experiences. I love seeing comments on my posts that say “I thought it was just me! I’m so glad it’s not!” Being a parent is hard, but friends and blogs really help.

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