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Red Alert! Ingredients to Avoid in Baby Skin Care Products

A friend’s five-month-old baby had suddenly become very cranky. She kept crying and seemed to be in some kind of constant discomfort. Since she had earlier been quite a contented baby and hardly gave any trouble, her parents were alarmed to see the change in her behaviour. A visit to the doctor revealed the culprit – formaldehydes in her baby shampoo that were giving her throat and nose irritation! The shampoo was from a well-known baby products brand, and was touted as being specially formulated for infants. Then how could the manufacturer allow this harmful ingredient in a baby product, the parents wondered. Having learnt their lesson, they ditched the brand immediately, and started researching for totally chemical free, toxin free natural baby products Here too, they were misled a couple of times. They learnt that the products that were called “herbal” and “natural” contained chemicals too. These also had artificial fragrances that could irritate the baby’s gentle system. What was worse, the labels were confusing and could not be deciphered by a layman. Finally, after a lot of research they zeroed in on a baby care brand that was certified as totally safe, and made absolutely toxin free baby products, devoid of any chemicals and additives. As a new parent, your worst nightmare is your baby’s discomfort. For avoiding any risk to your baby, you need to be aware of some harmful ingredients that should not be present in baby products at all. We have made a list of these, so that you know what to avoid while buying skin care products for your little one. What ingredients should you avoid in baby products? Your baby’s skin is extremely soft and delicate. Plus, his body systems are basically in the formative stage. The first few months after birth are extremely crucial for mind and body development of an infant. You can’t afford to risk your baby’s health in any manner.

Toxin-free Baby Bath Essentials for your Little One

When it comes to their baby, every parent wants nothing but the best. Their feeding, washing, sleeping routine etc. need special consideration and understanding. Bathing is one such thing. It’s only natural for new parents to be concerned about what they put on their baby’s delicate and using the right natural baby products can help put your fears to rest. How often should I bathe my baby? Bathing your baby every day can dry out their delicate skin. And that’s why it’s recommended to bathe them 2 or 3 times a week. The frequency of bathing will change as your baby grows. Baby skin is thinner and delicate as compared to adult skin. As such, whatever products you use on their skin can get absorbed quickly and that’s why it is recommended to use natural, toxin-free and hypoallergenic products. What are the safest baby bath products? There is quite a market for baby products lately, but not all of them are as promising. Synthetic chemical-laden products are a big no for your baby’s delicate skin. And honestly, you’ll be finding a lot of them during your search for the best baby skincare products. There are certain ingredients you should steer clear of when it comes to your baby’s skincare as they can cause problems for the skin or are potentially harmful. Before purchasing products, check the ingredients on the label and avoid the following if possible: 1. Parabens — These chemicals are used as preservatives in skincare products and help increase their shelf life. They can be absorbed through the skin and irritate sensitive skin.

Benefits of Using a Clay Mask

Natural clays have immense benefits for our skin and have been used as a part of skincare regime since ages. Today you can find a number of natural skincare products that continue to use the earthy goodness of clays. The rich mineral nutrients in different types of clays nourishe our skin and provide much needed detoxification and remove excess sebum. Clay can be found in a variety of skincare products such as cleansers and masks which we have used at one point in time due to their popularity as detoxing agents for the skin. Are clay masks effective? Clay present in the masks draws out excess sebum (oil) and impurities that can get accumulated on the skin. While clay-based products are best suited for oily skin, they also have immense benefits for acne-prone skin and normal skin. Besides unclogging pores, they also deliver added nutrients and minerals which improves skin radiance and brightness. Owing to such benefits, clay skincare products are ideal for those who are looking for a solution for acne-prone skin and reducing the appearance of pores. It can also help remove blackheads and whiteheads due to its exfoliation action. Which clay is best for skin? Clay mask is widely popular among people with oily skin and this blend mostly contains natural clays derived from various parts of Earth. These clays can vary from each other in terms of colour, mineral content, origin and absorption tendencies. Each and every clay provides a unique set of benefits based on skin types. The popular clays used commonly in skincare products are, however, Moroccan Lava clay, Kaolin Clay and Bentonite Clay. Moroccan Lava Clay:
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How To Choose A Natural Baby Hair Oil

As parents, we love our babies irrespective of how they look. Whether they have hair on their head or not, they are bound to look adorable to us. But parents are always curious about the various aspects of their baby’s growth, including hair growth. While some babies are born with a head full of hair, some have thin, sparse hair which parents can be bothered by. Nonetheless, there are certain baby hair care tips which parents can follow to ensure their baby’s hair remains strong and healthy. How can I make my baby’s hair grow naturally? As your baby grows, the volume, texture and quality of their hair will change. While genetics has a role to play when it comes to hair quality, texture and growth, there are some hair care tips you can follow to ensure your baby’s hair grows naturally. Give your baby a head massage Just like massaging your baby’s body improves their muscle and bone strength and relaxes their body, a head massage also has numerous benefits. Massaging your baby’s hair with a natural baby hair oil will improve blood circulation and keep the hair and scalp moisturized. Choose a natural hair oil which has Amla, Bhringraj and Marula oils as these are known to strengthen hair. It’s also good to have Argan, Avocado and Coconut oil as part of the hair oil to prevent dryness of scalp and keep hair soft and silky. 2. Choose natural, sulphate-free shampoos