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Reasons why babies require skin care

Reasons why babies require skin care

What good does skin care do?

Skin care keeps the barrier function of the skin normal

Skin care helps protect your skin from dryness and UV rays. This fact is widely known. What is less known is that skin care also prevents rough skin by maintaining skin moisture, and thereby prevents bacteria and viruses from entering the body.

That is why maintaining healthy skin via skin care is important. Don’t you think that this is essential knowledge not only for adults, but also for babies whose skin is delicate and vulnerable to dryness?

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  • Skin with a Poor Barrier FunctionSkin with a Poor Barrier Function

What good does skin care do for babies?

It has been found that starting skin care early lowers the risk of developing atopic dermatitis

Baby skin care has long been a subject of discussion reflecting various views, such as “I don’t want to apply anything extra to my baby’s skin” and “A baby’s skin should be kept natural.”

In the midst of such discussions, a research result was released that continuous provision of total body care since the newborn period lowers the risk of developing atopic dermatitis.*

It is clear from this research that moisturizing not only dry areas, but the whole body is important.

Therefore, start moisturizing skin care early.

* Horimukai K et al., J Allergy Clin Immunol, 2014; 134(4): 824-830.

Brief summary of the research results:
A total of 118 newborn babies who had a family member with atopic dermatitis were divided into two groups and observed for a period from the seventh day after birth to the eighth month.
・ The group of babies who received moisturizing skin care over the whole body every day: Cleansing + moisturizing of dry areas (petroleum jelly) + moisturizing of the whole body (emulsion) every day ・The group of babies who received moisturizing skin care only on dry areas: Cleansing + moisturizing of dry areas (petroleum jelly) As a result, it was found that moisturizing the whole body every day decreases the risk of developing atopic dermatitis by more than 30%.

Is it true that rough skin is related to an allergy?

It has been found that food residue and fragments of mites may enter the body through rough skin, causing an allergy

When the skin becomes rough, the barrier function of the skin lowers, making it easier for various substances to enter the body from outside. Food residue, pollen, and fragments of mites in house dust may cause an allergy.

In the past, it had been thought that food allergies were caused when certain food (allergen) entered the body by eating. Recently, however, not only the mouth, but also the skin has been attracting attention as an entrance for allergens into the body. It has also been found that if rough skin or eczema becomes worse, the skin is more easily penetrated by allergens.

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