Is moisturising necessary for babies?

It’s important to look after your baby’s skin for many reasons. Due to their thinner and more delicate skin, this can mean your baby is more vulnerable to environmental factors compared to adult skin, and whilst baby’s skin absorbs moisture faster, it also loses moisture faster.

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When a baby’s skin lacks moisture, it will lead to dry skin, which opens the doors to a range of skin conditions such as eczema and other uncomfortable problems like itchiness and chaffing. These irritants cause discomfort and pain to babies and if left unaddressed may lead to greater complication or prolonged distress.

Therefore, it is crucial to have well-moisturised skin to protect babies from a myriad of skin problems, which is why Colief® Baby Face Balm is the perfect solution to soothe dry skin whilst keeping it soft and supple. Suitable for baby’s delicate and sensitive skin, this quick absorbing and non-sticky formulation locks in moisture for hours and protects your baby’s soft skin from drying.

Colief Baby Face Balm

Safe and gentle formulation with 100% natural ingredients, to help nourish, moisturise, and protect sensitive your baby’s delicate skin, suitable from 3+ months (from the full-term date) for use on baby’s cheeks, chin, and nose (or wherever dry skin exists).

Tips for taking care of your baby’s facial skin:


Cleanse gently:

Use a soft, damp cloth or a baby-specific cleansing product to gently wipe your baby’s face. Avoid using regular soap or adult facial cleansers, as these can be too harsh for delicate baby skin.The NHS advise that it is best to bath your baby with plain water only for at least the first month. Do not add cleansers to your baby’s bath water or use skin lotions or medicated wipes. Premature babies’ skin is even more delicate. Staff in the neonatal unit will be able to advise you on skincare.

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Moisturise regularly

Apply a baby-specific moisturizer such as Colief Baby Face Balm, to your baby’s face daily to keep their skin hydrated and prevent dryness. Look for products that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.

Sun protection

Keep your baby out of direct sunlight and avoid exposing their face to the sun’s rays. If you must be outside, use a baby-specific sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 and designed for sensitive skin.

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Be careful with fabrics

Avoid using harsh fabrics like wool or synthetic materials that can irritate your baby’s skin. Choose soft, breathable fabrics like cotton or bamboo for your baby’s clothing and bedding.

Watch for signs of irritation:

To prevent sniffles and boost immunity, give your child various fruits, veggies, grains, lean meats, and healthy fats. These foods have vital nutrients and antioxidants for a strong immune system.

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Keep in mind

That every baby’s skin is different, so what works for one baby may not work for another. If you have any concerns or questions about caring for your baby’s facial skin, don’t hesitate to talk to your health visitor or GP. For additional advice for new-borns you can visit www.nhs.uk


What is Colief Baby Face Balm?

Enriched with Shea butter, Rosehip Oil & Chamomile, Colief Baby Face Balm is formulated to help nourish, moisturise and protect sensitive skin on your baby’s face and body.

How do use Colief Baby Face Balm?

Use regularly as part of your baby’s routine. Apply a small amount of the balm to your baby’s face and body. Gently massage the balm into the skin to protect, soften and moisturise dry and sensitive skin. The gentle formulation can be used on your baby’s cheeks, chin and nose (or wherever dry skin exists). For external use only. Avoid contact with the eyes. Do not swallow. Do not apply to broken skin. Keep out of the reach of children. A patch test is recommended prior to use. This product should only be used according to the instructions for use.

What are the key benefits of Colief Baby Face Balm?

Enriched with 100% natural ingredients, Colief Baby Face Balm gently moisturises the skin while making it soft and subtle. It absorbs quickly and locks in moisture for hours, protecting the skin from drying and causing irritation.

Why does baby's skin need to be moisturised?

Baby’s skin is different from adults and requires different care, while baby’s skin absorbs moisturise faster it also loses moisture faster.The reason behind this is that baby’s epidermis (top layer of the skin) isn’t as attached to the dermis (layer below),baby skin is also thinner, causing it to be a more vulnerable to environmental factors compared to an adult.

How often should I moisturise my baby's skin?

The frequency of moisturising a baby’s skin depends on various factors, such as the baby’s age, skin type, and the weather conditions. As a general guideline, it is recommended to moisturize a baby’s skin at least once or twice a day, especially after bathing or during dry weather conditions. However, if your baby has dry skin or a skin condition like eczema, your healthcare provider may recommend more frequent moisturising. It is essential to use a gentle moisturizer that is specifically formulated for babies to avoid any potential irritation.

When is the best time to moisturise my baby's skin?

The best time to moisturize your baby’s skin is after a bath or shower, ideally within a few minutes of drying them off with a soft towel. Moisturising after bathing helps to seal in the moisture and prevent dryness. Also, if your baby’s skin feels dry at any other time of day, you can apply a gentle moisturiser to soothe and hydrate their skin. It’s essential to choose a moisturiser that is specifically formulated for babies and to avoid any products that contain harsh chemicals or fragrances that could irritate their skin.

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