When it comes to nutrition, our skin often reflects what’s going on inside our body. Feeding children a balanced diet, high in essential vitamins and minerals, can have beneficial effects on the health of their skin. The following is a list of skin-friendly foods and the nutrients that they contain. FOOD NUTRIENT Berries (blueberries, cranberries, […]

 

Caring for skin from birth to 18 months No longer protected inside its mother, a newborn child must adjust to a host of changes in their new environment. The world outside the womb can be harsh and, as the external barrier, the skin is the body’s first defense against these conditions. An infant’s skin must […]

 

Caring for skin from 18 months – 4 years The skin of toddlers is more resilient than newborn skin, but still a long way from structural and functional maturity. While generally more fragile than adult skin, toddlers’ skin is also able to rapidly grow and heal, but requires a different level of care. Toddler skin […]

 

Caring for skin for children aged 5-12 years As with other parts of the human body, the skin is an organ which develops and changes throughout our lifetime. Skin carries out many essential tasks, protecting us from the environment; regulating body temperature; sensing touch and pain and producing vitamin D. The development of skin is […]

 

As the teenage body begins to mature in preparation for adulthood, the skin must also adjust to a number of factors, including hormones, which significantly changes its structure and function. Generally, teenage or adolescent skin is tougher and more resilient than that of children, but is still elastic and able to regenerate quickly. Adolescents encounter […]

 

As a parent, you want to ensure that your child is given prompt, good-quality health care; this includes looking after their skin. At times, talking to a paediatrician or dermatologist can be confusing, or even awkward. There are some things you can do to improve these conversations and make certain you are getting the most […]