Skin care often focuses on anti aging and rejuvenation, but children need a very different routine. Because kids have more sensitive skin than adults, they need products that are formulated without irritating ingredients. Fortunately, there are several formulas available with gentle ingredients that won’t irritate your child’s sensitive skin. Joel Schlessinger highlights a few of his favorite kid-friendly products in his latest presentation.

How are skin care products different for children? Joel Schlessinger MD explains.

Children should always wash with gentle, fragrance-free cleansers and soaps. Joel Schlessinger recommends Avene Cold Cream Ultra-Rich Soap-Free Cleansing Bar. This nourishing bar gently cleanses without stripping the skin, leaving behind a protective film and maintaining the skin’s natural pH balance. After bathing, apply a moisturizer like Avene TriXera+ Selectiose Emollient Cream to prevent dry skin.

Joel Schlessinger also suggests applying a daily sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect your child from the sun’s damaging rays. EltaMD UV Pure SPF 47 offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without irritating your child’s skin. Its gentle formula is also paraben-free, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic and won’t sting the eyes. Read more information about sun protection for babies from Joel Schlessinger MD.

For specific treatment, make an appointment for your child to see a local dermatologist.

Read more skin care advice from Joel Schlessinger MD in his other presentations.

Joel Schlessinger MD regularly offers expert advice on various skin care concerns through his presentations. Some of his most recent presentations include:

Is there a product both you and your children love? Share with us in the comments.

Posted Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 11:40 pm
Filed Under Category: Skin Care, SlideShare, Sun Protection
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