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August 15, 2017

WAYS TO CHOOSE A SKIN CARE PRODUCT FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE

Babies have thinner, more delicate skin than adults. That's why when you're choosing skin care products for your little one, you have to pay attention to its ingredients and other overlooked components. So what kinds of skin care products are more likely to give your baby's skin the nourishment and protection it needs? We'll help you decide.

WAYS TO CHOOSE A SKIN CARE PRODUCT FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE

To be able to extend a product's shelf life, preservatives are necessarily added into the mix. And even the so-called "safe" baby products are no exception to this. So before you grab something off the shelf, read the product's ingredients and see if it contains any suspicious ones especially the following: Parabens (methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben and propylparaben) which have been linked to tumors in the breast and skin; Phenoxyethanol, which depresses the central nervous system; and Benzyl Alcohol, which has been associated with contact allergy. Go for natural ingredients instead, like Joyful Bath Co's Baby Baths and Soaps made of Buttermilk or Soothing Oats

AVOID UNNECESSARY FRAGRANCES

Synthetic fragrances make up most of the fragrance ingredients in skincare products. The vast majority are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum as well as coal tar. These include VOCs (volatile organic compounds) linked to cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions. So as much as possible, choose a product that is fragrance-free like OGBaby's Barrier Balm, Moisture Oil and Soap

SEE IF IT'S PH BALANCED

Products that are not pH balanced may strip skin of its natural oils and that stripping makes skin more vulnerable to irritancy. The normal pH of healthy skin is acidic with a pH of 4.5 to 5.0. Any product can be considered pH balanced if it has a similar acidic pH. You can try out Yorba Organics' Baby Wash and Shampoo which is not only made of all-natural ingredients, it's also safely pH balanced.

DON'T BE LURED BY THE 'ANTIBACTERIAL' LABEL

You don't want bacteria to get to your baby, so anything that says "antibacterial" can be enticing. However, these products contain strong ingredients that can only do more harm than good for your little one. Mild, alcohol-free baby cleansers actually work well to keep your baby clean. You can opt for products like OGBaby's Breathe Free Tea Tree Gentle Soap which cleanses without removing the skin's natural beneficial oils.

GO FOR ORGANIC

When in doubt, try the natural option out. That means choose organic skin care products for your baby. These products are made of natural, bioactive extracts and essential oils that are not only great for their therapeutic benefits, but are also more efficacious than their synthetic counterparts.

Sassafras has a lot of other certified organic baby care products you and your tiny tot will surely love. Shop now!