Yes, I’ve actually learnt some new skin-related information from reading Cosmo. In case you’re wondering whether their advice for couples is useful, yes, I think it’s well-written too. I’m just going to list down the skin advice I’ve learnt from this issue, do get a copy and read if you’re interested to know more.
#1 Skin around the eye is very thin, thus more prone to fine lines which becomes more obvious with age. Blinking also increases the fine lines. No wonder, my baby’s eyelid already has lines from scratching eczema!
#2 Skin around the eye does not produce enough sebum, thus a moisturizing yet non-irritating product is needed.
#3 Astaxanthin, a carotenoid found in carrots, helps fight skin aging.
#4 Bluish dark circles are more common in younger women and due to stress and late nights. I’ve hardly slept since my baby is born, no wonder I’m turning into blue panda!
#5 Skin is 90% water and up to a litre of water can be lost through it. Another reminder to moisturize your child, see this link to learn how much to moisturize and this link on selecting moisturizer. Plus keep posted on the new 13-part Sensitive Skin Product Series.
#6 Skin repairs itself most actively from 10pm to 2am. That’s bad news for my baby who sleep around midnight sometimes or wakes up from 12.30-2am to scratch!
#7 Skin temperature increases at night, thus more prone to moisture loss. No wonder my baby keeps scratching at night (her eczema is triggered by heat) versus little scratching in the day.
So, above are 7 advice I’ve learnt which I’m sharing as somewhat applicable for eczema children.