Skin Care in Children
By Children's Medical Clinics of East Texas
March 04, 2021
Category: Child Health Care
Tags: Skin Care  

Skincare is a topic that most adults understand, but what you might not know is that skincare is important at every age. It’s important to teach your child healthy skin care habits as early as possible. At Children’s Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, your pediatrician can help you develop a skincare routine that’s simple and protects your child’s skin from harm.

What Goes into a Proper Skincare Routine?

A proper skincare routine for a child should be quite simple. Starting at two years old, try combining washing their face into their routine of brushing their teeth. You can get a gentle cleanser meant for young children and follow up by using a lightweight lotion. It’s important to keep your child engaged, so consider making skincare a game. Have your child copy you during your skincare routine. In doing this, you get the added benefit of keeping yourself accountable in your own routine!

As your child gets older, their skin will be ready to handle more in terms of products. When they hit age six, this is a great time to include a gentle toner to balance their skin pH. Your Kaufman, TX, pediatrician will be able to guide you in the right direction of what products to get if you’re unsure.

As your child hits the teen years, skincare will be extremely important as they battle puberty. Having a balanced skincare routine will help with the stress of acne and will help ensure that they keep their skin healthy and protected.

Most importantly, at every age, is to apply sunscreen any time your child is spending time outside. Even in the winter sun, sunscreen is most important to protect your child’s skin and protect from harmful UV rays.

Contact Your Pediatrician Today!

If you have any questions about what goes into skincare and what products might be best for your child, feel free to contact your pediatrician at Children's Medical Clinics in Kaufman, TX, at (972) 932-1319 today!