Before I had a baby, I imagined that babies had perfect skin. Isn’t that why there’s that expression, “smooth as a baby’s bottom?” But it turns out that babies deal with a ton of skin issues. Some of them are mostly cosmetic (like baby acne and cradle cap), but others require treatment (like eczema).
I never quite know what’s going to trigger an eczema flareup, but I do know that treating the early signs of a flareup makes a huge difference for me. Whenever I start getting small cracks in my hands, I know I can’t just follow my regular regimen (slathering on Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion at night and rarely moisturizing throughout the day) and expect things to miraculously get better. I need to up my game so that my skin doesn’t start to freak out.
Fragrance-free products are all the rage with me right now. I bought two large bottles of Pipette Baby Shampoo and Body Wash during their sale a while ago, and I’m glad I gambled and took a chance on buying a product I had never used before, because I love it. This shampoo is fragrance-free and includes gentle cleansers that don’t dry out your skin or irritate your scalp. It doubles as a body wash and I’ve also even been using it as a face wash.