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The characteristics of baby's skin

Did you know that the skin is our largest organ?

Indeed, it is the organ which aims to protect the whole of our organism. Made up of 3 layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis, our skin is our protective barrier against the outside. It is made up of different cells with different roles: filtering UV rays, protecting us, providing sensory perception, etc.

Our skin is part of our immune and nervous system and taking care of it is taking care of your health! The presence of harmful substances in cosmetics, detergents, clothing can have an impact on the surface but especially in depth.

Our skin being made up of 70% water, it is essential to hydrate it well and nourish it well… through food. Its barrier role works in such a way that it is impossible to moisturize or nourish your skin from the outside. Only very small and often the most dangerous substances such as microplastics manage to interfere inside our organism.

Do we need cosmetics?

It is legitimate now to ask what are cosmetics for if not to nourish or moisturize your skin?
Let's take a closer look at the hydrolipidic film, a fatty emulsion essential to our epidermis which plays the primary role of a natural barrier: it serves to maintain the hydration of our skin by preventing water from leaking from the dermis to the outside, it serves to maintain the acidity of the skin which represents a factor of limitation of the microbial development and it plays a role of impermeable barrier against the external aggressions.

The hydrolipidic film is put to the test by the external elements: showers and baths, clothing, cold, dry air...

Finally, a good cosmetic serves to take care of and strengthen the hydrolipidic film.

Why take care of baby's skin?

Protecting your skin is more important for a baby than for an adult.

Let's take a closer look at the specificities of babies' skin:

A less acidic pH

A stratum corneum and a finer dermis

A ratio of skin surface area to body weight that is 3 times greater than that of adults

All of these factors contribute to greater susceptibility to irritation, infection and the risk of penetration of unwanted substances and UV rays.
The skin reaches the maturity of its functions of defense and elimination gradually until the age of 12 years.

In order to help him fight water loss, applying cosmetics to his baby composed with great finesse is essential.

It is this challenge that we have decided to take up by creating La routine des Petits Savonneurs. To discover it, it's here: Les Petits Savonneurs

Comments (1)

  • Anonymous on Jul 01, 2022

    Merci pour cet article. J’ai appris plein de choses… C’est vrai que je me demande souvent à quoi servent les cosmétiques…maintenant c’est plus clair ! Et l’intérêt de bien les choisir…Bravo à vous les petits savonneurs!

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