FAQs Sensitive Skin
Difference between a cream & ointment for sensitive skin?
Creams are mixtures made up of half water and half oil. This means they are greasy to the touch, spread easily and wash off quickly with water. This also means they evaporate quickly from the surface of the skin which dries it out at the same time. They will often have preservatives that can irritate sensitive skin. An ointment on the other hand, like the one you will find in our natural moisturiser, contains no water in the formulation. Ointments are thicker, stickier and greasier because they have a higher concentration of oil. This makes them significantly more effective in hydrating and moisturising the skin by holding in the effects for longer.
Will flare ups get better as my child grows older?
There is a very good chance that skin that is sensitive and prone to eczema will improve as your child gets older and eventually grows out of it, however, there may be the occasional flare-up that you need to be prepared for. There is no exact age things start to improve but often you will find that many children have grown out of it by the time they start school and an even greater amount by the time secondary school starts. Keeping a daily skincare routine continues to be important even as your child gets older.
What foods can help sensitive skin?
The most important thing when looking at diet is that it has natural anti-inflammatory properties which will help with any skin flare ups. Some good foods include:
- Fatty Fish (High levels of omega-3 fatty acid)
- Foods high in quercetin (Broccoli, cherries, apples, blueberries)
- High Vitamin C foods (Strawberries, rockmelon, citrus fruits)
- Anti-oxidant rich foods (Fruit & vegetables)
Is stress a trigger for my child’s skin?
Although stress may not directly cause problematic skin, it can increase the incidence of flare-ups. Itchy skin can make sleeping quite challenging and the lack of sleep can result in your child feeling stressed. To help your little one (and yourself) get a good nights sleep, try:
Baths - this can help your little one relax – make it a part of their routine
After the bath, apply a moisturiser to protect the skin from drying out over night
Limit screen time before bed
Make sure your little one’s room is a relaxed environment – not too hot or cold
Make sure their pyjamas are made out of a breathable cotton
How can coconut oil help sensitive skin?
Coconut oil is one of those natural wonders you hear about when it comes to sensitive skin & eczema. It has been proven to possess antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties that help during the itch-scratch cycle. On top of that, it has Vitamin E which is needed for healthy skin to grow and repair itself along with saturated fats which help with smoothness.
What clothes are best for dry & sensitive skin?
Keeping the skin cool is really important for managing sensitive skin as being hot and bothered can be a big trigger. When you can, put your little one in lightweight and breathable clothing that doesn’t make the skin sweat. Cotton clothing is the best material to use.
Help! Swimming lessons are making my child’s skin worse.
Swimming in chlorinated pools will dry out the skin and can cause flare ups or skin irritation! To help prevent this from happening as much as possible, apply our moisturiser generously half an hour before swimming lessons. Once your little one is out of the pool, rinse off the chlorinated water off with fresh water and moisturise again straight away. This should help protect the skin and return any lost moisture from swimming!
What are the guidelines for our reviews?
It means so much to us when you take the time to review our products. Thank you! Our products are formulated using natural ingredients for dry skin, to protect, nourish and strengthen the skin’s barrier and our therapeutic product is formulated for symptoms of mild eczema and itchy skin. We are so happy and are motivated so much by hearing how well our products have worked for many people, but everyone’s skin is different and what works well for one person might not for another.