White chipped skin, dry skin and dry lips are very common during winters in babies. Generally, in babies, cheeks become dry, scaly, red or chipped. This is a very common problem, and we all wonder what can be done so this doesn’t occur. In infants, below given remedies can be used to avoid redness and dry skin:
- Use moisturiser on the cheeks for at least 3 to 4 times a day.
- Apply moisturiser immediately after a bath, because after bathing the moisture on the skin is very low.
- Also, apply moisturiser before the child is put to sleep at night as this will prevent the baby from having dryness in their skin.
- Different types of moisturisers are available in market with various flavours, fragrance and colour. Use the one which is hypoallergenic and doesn’t have any colour or fragrance. Try to find a medicated moisturiser. Medicated moisturiser is preferably better than the normal one.
When the children become little older, white patches on forehead and cheeks starts appearing. This happens because of extreme dryness and can be prevented by avoiding the use of soap, especially on the face during winter. Use a moisturiser, preferably a medicated one and apply it for 2 to 3 times a day. If the child is 18 months or older, you can use sunscreen. Sunscreen prevents the child’s skin from tanning as well as it can moisturise, which prevents skin from dryness.