Baby's skin loses moisture 5 times faster than yours & other skincare facts you need to know now

Baby's skin loses moisture 5 times faster than yours & other skincare facts you need to know now

As a mum, you only want the best for your baby especially when it comes to his/her wellbeing. When it comes to baby skincare, which products should you pick when there’s such a wide range available in the market for babies? It comes down to knowing some important baby skincare facts.

Whether you’re a mum-to-be, a new mum, or even a veteran mum, we all agree that motherhood can be very rewarding. Yet, it can also be one of the most anxious and overwhelming times in a woman’s life.

Mums, do you ever feel like you’re the only imperfect mother who often doubts herself, makes mistakes and gets judged? Perhaps you thought you were a good multi-tasker or great at running a household; but on some days, it doesn’t feel that way.

What you must know is that in reality, there are no perfect mothers, only real ones. Baby Dove is one such brand that truly believes in this philosophy. In fact, the “Real Mums Heard” study conducted by Edelman Berland for Baby Dove found that many Indian mothers feel pressured to be a perfect parent while also looking good. 67% of the mums also find it hard to balance spending time with their child and fulfilling other obligations in life when it comes to work, social life and me time.

Moreover, 70% Indian mothers feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information found on the Internet, advice given by healthcare professionals, and well-meaning family members on how to be a parent.

If you find the excess information overwhelming and even contradictory, don’t fret and just trust your way. Even if you find certain aspects of care-giving a challenge, intuitively you’d know what’s best for your baby.

We have put together some basic skincare facts that will help you choose what is best for your baby:


Fact #1: Your baby’s skin protects against harsh external environments

As newborn skin is at its most delicate, it is highly absorbent and vulnerable to irritants, humidity and temperature changes. For families living in hot climates, exposure to sunlight and air conditioning are likely to dry out your baby’s skin.

Choose a mild soap with an equally gentle fragrance, so as not to damage or dry out your baby’s skin.

Fact #2: Your baby’s skin is actually thinner than yours

Here’s a little Dermatology 101. Unlike adult skin, newborn skin is about 30% thinner and may not fully mature for up to a year. Hence your child’s skin has an increased risk of bacterial growth, making it more prone to irritation such as diaper rash. Try to include creams that are not just mild, but also replenish lost moisture.

Fact #3: Babies’ skin loses moisture 5 times more than adults

During every bath, baby’s skin can lose moisture up to five times faster than yours, making it vulnerable to dryness and skin conditions like eczema.

A good moisturiser should be part of your child’s morning and nighttime routine, So, step up on a nourishing and protective moisturising cream or bath products that are effective at moisturisation for your little one’s delicate skin.

Keep your baby’s skin healthy and happy

As baby’s skin is soft, delicate, and sensitive, it needs more than just mild and gentle cleansing. This is why Dove, the beauty brand trusted by women and mothers around the world for its skin care and moisturising expertise, recently launched Baby Dove, its first ever range of baby care products. The Baby Dove product range is most suitable for taking care of all skin care needs of your baby.

We have curated all the latest products in this range, read on to find out more:

Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture range:

Baby Dove’s Rich Moisture range has been developed for babies with normal to dry skin and goes beyond mildness to actively replenish lost moisture and nutrients into baby’s skin. All products are hypoallergenic, pH neutral and gentle to the eyes with a mild and caring fragrance specifically developed for delicate baby skin.

Rich Moisture Baby Bar


  • Developed for babies with normal to dry skin. Unlike other baby bars, the Rich Moisture Baby Bar contains Dove’s ¼ moisturising cream and DEFI technology, resulting in a unique blend of cleansers and moisturisers that leave delicate baby skin soft, nourished, and delicately scented.
  • Contains stearic and palmitic acid to replenish the essential nutrients lost during cleansing and help preserve skin barrier function, meaning more moisture and nutrients stay in.
  • With a mild and caring fragrance developed specifically for delicate baby skin, it is hypoallergenic. Plus, its pH neutral formula respects skin’s natural pH balance.

Rich Moisture Baby Lotion


  • Soothes dry skin from first use and provides superior moisturization
  • Mild and caring fragrance developed specifically for delicate baby skin
  • Hypoallergenic, and so clinically proven to minimise allergy risks
  • pH neutral formula respecting skin’s natural pH balance

Rich Moisture Diaper Rash Cream


  • Developed for baby’s delicate skin and ideal for daily use
  • Contains skin protectants, Zinc Oxide (10% - active ingredient), Dimethicone and Mineral oil to form a protective layer that shields baby's delicate skin from the causes of irritation
  • Neutralises pH in seconds and provides instant comfort from the first use, and immediate protection from the diaper rash, soothing baby skin to leave it soft and smooth
  • Easier to spread than other diaper creams and easier to clean

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  • Effectively removes impurities while instantly moisturising (contains glycerine) baby’s delicate skin
  • As gentle as water
  • Hypoallergenic, and so clinically proven to minimise allergy risks
  • Suitable for newborns and all over use
  • Alcohol free

Sensitive Moisture Baby Bar


  • Tested to minimise allergy risks
  • Hypoallergenic
  • pH neutral
  • Ophthalmologist, dermatologist and paediatrician tested
  • Milder and more moisturising than traditional baby soaps
  • Developed for babies with sensitive skin
  • Replenishes essential moisture and nutrients lost through bathing
  • Leaves baby’s skin delicately scented and soft from one bath to the next
  • Fragrance developed for sensitive skin

The Baby Dove product range is most suitable in addressing all the skin care needs of your baby. It ensures that your baby’s delicate and sensitive skin is adequately nourished and moisturised.

Discover more about Baby Dove here or join the conversation at #trustyourway.


Written by

Nicole Chng

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