We are not born parents, we become parents
And Mustela are here to help you feel more confident when it comes to caring for your baby’s skin
There are many questions to ask when it comes to your baby’s skin. It is so new and perfect- but also extremely sensitive and easily irritated. So, where to start? We’ve come up with 4 factors to consider when choosing skincare products for your baby.
1. Many of us mums will begin by asking a simple question: What’s in it?
Mustela products certainly tick the box for natural ingredients. Mustela uses patented, natural, active ingredients such as Avocado Perseose and Sunflower Oil Distillate. All of their products are hypoallergenic and are tolerance tested. They also go through toxicological evaluations specifically for babies’ and children’s skin. This gives us parents peace of mind, knowing mother nature is taking care of the perfect skin we created.
2. We might also wonder who makes these products- in whose hands are we placing our trust?
Well, the more experienced the better in our opinion. Mustela researchers have been at it for 60 years and have written 600 scientific publications. With 140 patents and more to come, Mustela partners up with dermatologists, paediatricians, gynaecologists, midwives, nursery nurses and psychologists, in order to be at the forefront of skincare expertise.
3. Then comes a question that makes all mums nervous: what if the product doesn’t work on my baby’s skin?
Baby’s skin is so sensitive, but according to research by Mustela, it also varies greatly from birth. There are so many different skin types and sometimes our little one’s outer layer will react badly to a product. The best way to deal with this is by determining what kind of skin your baby has and choosing a product specifically designed for that skin.
Mustela has provided us with this handy little way to do this. First, it’s time to establish if there is a history of atopic eczema in your family. If there is, it’s highly probable that your baby will have the same atopic-prone skin. If not, feel your baby’s beautiful skin. If it's soft and subtle, your baby has normal skin. If it feels rough and peels occasionally, your baby has dry skin. If it reddens easily to products, that’s sensitive skin. If it feels extremely dry, occasionally itchy or sometimes comes out in red patches, it is likely that your baby has atopic prone skin. Luckily Mustela has options for each skin type so that your child’s skin is being looked after, no matter how sensitive they are.
4. The newborn stage is scary- how do we approach it?
The tiniest humans of all need specifically designed skin products for their brand-new skin. Cradle cap is common in newborns. If you’ve noticed small, yellowish, greasy scabs on your baby’s scalp or upper face, it is in no way related to poor hygiene: it is an excess of sebum that traps dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.  To get rid of them, Mustela has developed expert care products. The Foam Shampoo for Newborns and the Cradle Cap Cream will help eliminate cradle cap and get you well on your way to looking after your baby’s gorgeous skin.
To find out more about Mustela’s skincare and expertise, visit Roches Pharmacy where you can avail of 15% off all Mustela products online with discount code MUMMY15! Don’t worry mums, you’ve got this!
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