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Doctor insights on: When Should I Moisturize My Baby

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My infant was given epiceram for his eczema. Will moisturizer help?

My infant was given epiceram for his eczema. Will moisturizer help?

Likely: eczema may require a combination of treatments, the mainstay of which is proper application of topical moisturizers. Talk with your pediatrician about how to properly apply moisturizers, which ones are best to use, and what signs/symptoms of worsening eczema to look for. Sometimes referral to a specialist (dermatology, allergy/immunology) may be needed for refractory cases. ...Read more

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When is it safe to use adult moisturizer on my baby's skin?

When is it safe to use adult moisturizer on my baby's skin?

Depends...: ...What's in the moisturizer that makes it adult? If it's perfume, she can use it before her first date. The basic ingredients -- mineral oil, water, emulsifier -- are the same for all kinds of moisturizer; proportions determine how "gooey" the product is -- and preference for that varies more by skin type than by age. ...Read more

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Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby cream as my facial moisturizer ?

Yes: I often recommed cetaphil or aquafor but aveno is okay. Use it sparingly. Putting things on the face can cause rashes too. ...Read more

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What is the safest moisturizer brand for a 3month old baby's face?johnson is quite harsh.pls advise.

What is the safest moisturizer brand for a 3month old baby's face?johnson is quite harsh.pls advise.

Baby moisturizer : Aquaphor and Eucerin both make very good infant products that are safe and effective. ...Read more

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I am using nivea moisturizer,liquid foundation and baby powder on my face, does it causes my pimples on my cheeks?

I am using nivea moisturizer,liquid foundation and baby powder on my face, does it causes my pimples on my cheeks?

Comedogenic: Unless a product is labeled as non-comedogenic, there is a good chance it will make acne prone skin worse. The products you have mentioned are likely not ideal for reducing acne flares. ...Read more

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Do babies need moisturiser for their skin.

Do babies need moisturiser for their skin.

Some do some don't: Frequent warm water bathing will extract natural skin oils and lead to dry skin. Using cooler water and bathing less often can reduce the need for supplemental moisturizers or eliminate the need all together. Kids with sensitive skin or skin disorders need guidance by their personal physician. ...Read more

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Do babies need moisturiser or any other lotion for their skin?

Do babies need moisturiser or any other lotion for their skin?

Derm: Yes especially if u love in a dry environment. Many products available for babies. Stay away from scented products. Just plan old baby lotion is okay. ...Read more

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In what way can a moisturizer have hazardous materials?

In what way can a moisturizer have hazardous materials?

Allergic ingredients: Some people are allergic to some ingredients in moisturizers, especially quaternium 15, parabens, and vitamin E. ...Read more

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What is the best moisturizer to use?

What is the best moisturizer to use?

Coconut oil: Try applying coconut oil to your dry skin areas. If there are large areas, try eating 1-2 TBS daily and see if that improves your skin. Give it at least a month or two to work. ...Read more

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How do I choose a proper moisturizer?

 How do I choose a proper moisturizer?

Moisturizer : It's really your preference. Most of them are made from similar ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, look for fragrance free, dye free. I like Vaseline Intensive Care Creamy, or The Body Shop 'butters'. Also, I answered your other question, and want to make sure you understand how worried I am. ...Read more

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What is the most effective moisturizer?

What is the most effective moisturizer?

MOISTURIZERS: WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT. WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU MAY BE BAD FOR SOMEONE ELSE. NEW ONES SHOW UP ALL THE TIME. THE LATEST ONE IS CALLED HYDRO-BOOST. OVER-THE-COUNTER. (I HAVE NO FINANCIAL IN THIS!) ...Read more

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How important is using a daily moisturizer with spf?

How important is using a daily moisturizer with spf?

Essential: Uv light is damaging to skin and undoubtedly a cause of skin cancers, so sun protection is always important. ...Read more

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What should I look for or avoid in an SPF moisturizer?

What should I look for or avoid in an SPF moisturizer?

SPF 15: It is a good idea to look for an spf higher than 15, and the higher you can tolerate, the better the protection (the reason for tolerance is that the higher spf moisturizers often feel more greasy). ...Read more

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Please recommend the best anti aging drugstore moisturizer?

Please recommend the best anti aging drugstore moisturizer?

Quality sunscreen: is the absolute best antiaging protection, look for one with an SPF of at least 30 and better 40 or higher, as well as a hat and polarized sunglasses. Cover your hands, too, which will give away your age much sooner than your face if you take care of one and not the other. A moisturizing product with retinoic acid, ascorbic acid, niacinamide, or argirilene will help diminish wrinkles. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best moisturizer brands for anti aging?

Please recommend the best moisturizer brands for anti aging?

No "bests": No best ones. but you may try ROC anti-wrinkle serum or Neutrogena deep wrinkle serum. I dont' have stocks on either. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drugstore moisturizer that deals with anti aging?

Can you tell me about drugstore moisturizer that deals with anti aging?

Quite a bit.: There are lots of drugstore moisturizer that claim superiority over each other and can be quite pricey such as Oil of Olay, Clinique,CeraVe but there are others like TrueScience and Nerium that are not sold over the counter that claim antiaging properties. What is important is the preventative measures such as no smoking, drink lots of water, avoid prolonged exposure to sun without protection . ...Read more

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After shaving can I use a regular moisturizer or is it only after-shave?

Yes: A regular moisturizing cream or lotion is fine to use after shaving instead of a specialized after-shave product. ...Read more

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