You are about to change your little one's diaper. For some reason, they have been cranky all afternoon. When you remove the diaper, you notice the dreaded redness. Your little one cries as you wipe them and only calms down when they put on a new diaper.
Diaper rash is common in babies, with at least half of all munchkins getting it at some point. In fact, your little one will get a diaper rash even when you are super careful. It's often related to wet or infrequent changed diaper, which causes skin sensitivity and chafing.
Because of this, the best you can do is prepare for when it happens, so you know how to prevent, treat, and manage it. Your little one will thank you for it.
What causes a diaper rash?
Three things: irritation, infection, and allergy.
When your baby stays with the same diaper for long with poop or urine, their skin gets irritated. The poop or diaper rubs against the skin repeatedly, which causes the rash. According to research, urine changes the PH levels of the skin, which creates a conducive environment for bacteria and fungi to grow. Also, diapers are made not to leak, but this same property prevents air circulation, creating a moist and warm environment, the perfect condition for bacteria and fungi.
How to manage diaper rash
There are several things you can do to prevent and manage diaper rash. For instance, change your baby's diaper frequently, so moisture does not accumulate in the digestive enzymes in the stool. These enzymes usually start wearing off on baby's skin, causing a rash. Make sure you wipe your baby gently, choose a highly absorbent diaper, and leave breathing room, so enough air circulates. Coat your little one's skin with a thick layer to act as a barrier, such as Aleya Rash Oil.
Why use ALEYA Diaper Rash Oil?
Let's go back to your grade six science lesson, you know, when you first mixed oil and water for the first time. Obviously, they separated because they are immiscible. If you remember, your science teacher must have mentioned that this is because oil molecules are non-polar, so they stick together, while polar water molecules also stick together. The molecules even create different layers.
Now, let's think of your baby when they have a diaper rash. First, the skin has inflammation and is reddish and easily irritated. By using the Aleya diaper rash, your little one's skin is soothed, and the oil creates a barrier that heals their skin while protecting it from more damage.
That's not all. We also ensured the ingredients in our oil are natural and favors your tot's sensitive skin. These are sunflower oil, Hypericum perforatum, cocoa butter, chamomile, and vitamin E.
Sunflowers were first cultivated by the famous American Indian tribes 3,000 BC. These tribes valued sunflowers because they used it to soothe snake bites and condition the skin and hair. Sunflower seed oil is rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant, and rich in nutrients. It makes it useful for helping the skin when you suffer issues like inflammation, irritation, and general redness.
These are the same issues babies suffer from when they have a diaper rash. Also, sunflower seed oil keeps your baby's skin moist by keeping the moisture inside the skin cells, so it stays hydrated for more extended periods. Sunflower oil is a non-comedogenic carrier oil, a fancy way to say it's highly absorbent and won't clog your little one's pores.
Perhaps the most crucial aspect of the sunflower seed oil is its linoleic acid, which helps your baby's skin maintain its natural barrier by retaining moisture. According to a small 2008 study, sunflower oil incredibly effective at protecting the skin against bacteria and germs. This, together with the anti-inflammatory effect, helps protect your baby's skin from conditions such a diaper rash.
Hypericum perforatum (Saint John's Wort), has a long tradition in the dermatological industry. According to research, Hypericum perforatum treats abrasions, myalgia, ulcers, bruises, sunburn, contusions, and even minor wounds and burns. It's also said to be an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial.
With such properties, it's easy to see why it's a vital ingredient in keeping your little one's skin protected from rashes, infections, bacteria, and fungi. According to research, Hypericum perforatum treats atopic dermatitis because it constitutes plants such as hyperforin and hypericin. These plants are rich in antioxidants, anticancer, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
With a fruity and spicy aroma, the bacterial and astringent properties in Saint John's wart help eliminate any foreign bodies and microbes that worsen skin infections. This is vital in helping your tot's skin stay protected from diaper rash and ensuring they heal quickly if they already have rashes.
The benefits of cocoa butter are known. I mean, just walk around the grocery store and look at the range of skin products available that contain this ingredient. But, exactly why do we trust it? Cocoa butter is said to help the skin maintain hydration, nourish the skin, and improve skin elasticity. Cocoa butter is also rich in phytochemicals, a natural product said to slow down skin aging. Not that your baby's bum needs this property, we just thought it's pretty cool to note J.
For a baby's butt, cocoa butter has properties that help smooth scars, wrinkles, and other marks on the skin. When your little one has suffered diaper rash, you will notice a few marks left if the rash was severe. That's where cocoa butter comes in. And that's not all. This butter is also said to heal rashes such as eczema, dermatitis, and the irritating diaper rash on your baby's bum.
Think of any Egyptian or Roman Empire skin routine, and you have to mention chamomile oil. Chamomile was trusted by these gods to maintain smooth skins by getting rid of eczema and rosacea because of its powerful antioxidants. Chamomile oil also has hypoallergenic properties that reduce skin irritation and soothes your baby's bum if they already have diaper rash.
Also, chamomile oil works to repair the skin and minimize the appearance of scars and blemishes caused by diaper rash, leaving your little one's skin clear and with an even tone. Once the skin is healed, chamomile oil takes it further by flushing out toxins and triggering circulation on your baby's skin. Combine this property with a breathable diaper, and your baby will never suffer diaper rash.
Chamomile oil also has anti-inflammatory components to help reduce the reddish appearance on rashes and soothe your baby. It's is also a stress reliever and boosts sleep, so don't be surprised if your little one sleeps better once you start using Aleya Diaper Rash oil.
Vitamin E is one of the most common skin-care ingredients out there. It's found naturally in our bodies, the food we eat, and in every skin-care product, even those in your medicine cabinet right now. According to the National Institute of Health, tocopherol is the only form of Vitamin E that meets human standards and found in all skin-care products.
Vitamin E helps repair skin disorders and skin repair because of its antioxidant components. Antioxidants help prevent damage to skin cells by removing any free radicals before they become stable. Free radicals attach to any electrons such as our DNA, cell membranes, connective tissues, and skin proteins.
Free radicals result from pollution and stressors such as pee and poop on your little one's diaper. Vitamin E fights these free radicals and protects the skin from damage. Like other ingredients on our list, Vitamin E has anti-inflammatory and healing properties and helps keep the skin moisturized.
With continued use of the Aleya skin oil, you should notice your baby's skin becoming radiant, smooth, and protected from diaper rash. Every parent wants to see their little ones comfortable and happy, but when they have a diaper rash, changing them becomes a dreaded activity that can easily offset their moods. So we can all agree that we are going to do everything possible to keep them happy. Happy baby, happy life!
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