what is good for dry skin on face?

Norma - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )

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my 8 week old had very dry skin on her face and her cheeks are red all the time...any ideas what it might be and what i could use to put on her face i am very particular what i put her face because i just dont want to make it worse? what can i do for my baby with dry skin on her face?

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Rameeza Sadique - posted on 01/19/2013

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my baby is 4 months old...now its too cold here n my baby skin is very dry due to this cold climate...nw i applied vaseline...is there any other cream or shud i apply vaseline itself?

Angel - posted on 09/01/2012

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i use my breastmilk to wash her face or wet a cotton ball with my breast milk and up stroke on her face..... it is effective...

Foreverinbluejeans - posted on 04/27/2012

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Clean only with clear water. No baby oil, it is a petroleum product and chemicals are absorbed by the skin. Olive oil or organic coconut oil may work. You can get coconut oil at healthier food grocery stores and its not expensive. You can use it for diaper rash. I mix up a solution of about a quart of water with a couple of drops of castile soap and about 2 tablespoons olive oil and keep it in a jar. Every day I put some wash cloths or paper towels in a container with a lid and pour some of the solution over (shake first) and use as diaper wipes for the day.

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Aaron - posted on 11/13/2014

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I agree with the breastmilk. If that doesn't work try soothe #2 & #3
https://macprice.myrandf.com/Shop/Soothe

Aaron - posted on 11/13/2014

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Have you ever tried Soothe? We use the #2 & #3 on our daughter. https://macprice.myrandf.com/Shop/Soothe
It has done wonders!

Soniya - posted on 09/08/2012

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If you are breast feeding. Please apply breast milk onto your babies face. 3 times a day. If makes wonders. I did for my son who is now 20 months old. Or you can ask your doctor to suggest you the cream but first try the breast milk .

Katrina - posted on 04/28/2012

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Try aveno soothing wash and cream and or an oat bath, baby's skin is very sensitive so try to make sure that strong fragrance is no where near her skin... And also since I jjust realize you said 8wks old the baby is allowing the extra hormones from you pass thru naturally they wil go away, not much to worry, though to have baby in comfort just put some aquaphora by Eucerin for baby. And make sure baby has her hands cover so she won't scratch her face. Any other concerns just call the baby's doctor office , this always happens for newborns so it's completely normal... Hope this helps!

Anna - posted on 04/22/2012

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My son has eczema and had extremely dry skin as a baby. We used prescription strength hydrocortisone cream on the bad or stubborn patches (and they showed up everywhere), and for the rest of him I slather on a good amount of Aveeno Baby lotion. It's worked pretty well for him, he doesn't get many bad patches now that he's a bit older. The hydrocortisone was a life saver.

Rosie - posted on 04/18/2012

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Eucerin lotion is great for faces. That's what my girls pediatrician recommended 16 years ago and that's what I use for my 2 year old daughters face now. I use it too n love it. Its expensive but a little goes a long way and its well worth it.

Vanessa - posted on 03/07/2012

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Hello olive oil is great for the body but not recommended for the face s it changes the Ph on the skin and make it worse. Aqueous cream too is great as a soap substitute to wash with but is not recommended as an emollient. I would recommend double base gel on prescription. Ask yr hv or Gp to prescribe .

Michelle - posted on 08/22/2011

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i had the same problem with my little one i used caladryl clear lotion & i only took a few days for the redness to go away. just keep putting it on at least a week or two & it should clear right up

Estelle - posted on 04/13/2010

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My daughter had really bad red and dry cheeks and our pediatrician reccommended Desitin the diaper rash cream. It totally worked! The dryness disappeared within 3 days and hasn't returned.

Chelsea - posted on 04/13/2010

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My doc recommended Eucerin (scent free) and Cedaphil...I chose Eucerin; it's fantastic! If her cheeks are red with bumps my doc said it was from kissing her too much. LOL...so we had to stop giving our baby so many kisses and the redness went away.

Kendel - posted on 04/13/2010

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have u tried johnsons natural cream its designed for babies, its in a green bottle. Its really good and even works on my 2 year olds eczema x

Rachel - posted on 04/12/2010

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I'm glad you posted this. My son has dry patches on his face too but i was too nervous to put anything, even baby lotion on it because he had baby acne and i didnt want ot make it worse! So thank you for posting this topic!

Gyani - posted on 04/08/2010

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i would try natural oils and solutions before getting a prescription. I used olive oil and coconut oil for my daughter and it worked.

Deirdre - posted on 04/02/2010

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We use Arbonne Baby Care products on our childrens skin and hair. It is spectacular. THe baby oil works well for cradle cap and in the bath water; also the baby lotion and body wash are great for moisturizing delicate baby and sensitive skin types. You should try it. ANY product with a petroleum or mineral oil base is not good for sensitive skin types. Good luck with the baby's skin.

JENNIFER - posted on 04/02/2010

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my baby had dry skin on her face when she was born, her doctor said that since none of the lotions we tried were working to try lotrimin (yes it is the creme you use on your feet for athletes foot). my husband and I have been using that for almost 2 weeks and it made drastic improvements in like 3 days. we apply it to her face in the morning when she wakes up for the day and then again after her bath at night. We use the generic brand and it works just as well if not better than the name brand. I hope this advice helps you and congrats on your baby girl!

Lidia - posted on 03/31/2010

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i have used baby aquaphor, its fragrance free,a little also goes a long way. makes her and even my skin feel smooth and takes away any itching or redness. give it a try!

Jennifer - posted on 03/31/2010

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My doctor recommended just using whatever moisturizer I was using. So in the mornings when I put on my Oil of Olay I put some on my 9 week olds cheeks. I t really helped

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I use baby aveeno and pure olive oil but i would only use olive oil for the hair not face..aveeno is good for the entire body(wash/cream). Another thing could be heat rash bumps that turn into dry skin..i was laying my daughter on my chest or her fcae would be on my arms when i held her and the heat from my body to hers made her face red and sometimes she got lil bumps/pimples(baby acne) that also caused her dry skin..i would sometimes wipe it with a warm rag and use the aveeno...vaseline clogs pores idk bout that. good luck

Maggie - posted on 03/29/2010

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My health visitor told me to use johnstons baby oil!!!!! And it's brilliant!!!!!

Jennifer - posted on 03/28/2010

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My 2 middle children have eczema. When they were babies they would get that same dry red skin on their faces. My Dr. recommended Eucerin, Aveeno, and Cetaphil, but said anything without fragrance for sensitive skin would also work. I have been using Curel Continuous Comfort Fragrance Free lotion for years and it works wonders. It is also a less expensive option. I hope this helps, good luck.

Becky - posted on 03/28/2010

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i was going to post this same question today! we have been using Vaseline for the last couple of days, it seems to be helping. her 2 month check up is on tuesday so hopefully the doctor can give us something.

Amanda - posted on 03/27/2010

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my son has the same thing, but it also on his chest, legs and arms. i took him to the ER and they told me to rub Eucerin Cream

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I have been using Aquaphor Baby. My son has the same problem on his face. I apply it everynight before bed and after every bath. It seems to be clearing up

Izzel - posted on 03/27/2010

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My daughter has eczema on her face. It's really dry & rash looking & the doctor gave my aquaphor to use.

Miriam - posted on 03/26/2010

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My doctor prescribed us some aqueous cream and so we have been using that. It seems to help it out..

Alyssa - posted on 03/25/2010

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The Gentle Naturals Eczema Cream is awesome. I put Vaseline on him sometimes, it really helps. Gotta be careful though.. you never know!

Krystine - posted on 03/25/2010

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Either Aveeno Baby Creme or Cetaphil Cream. Lotions won't help; it has to be creme.

Tanya - posted on 03/17/2010

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i use Boudrex's baby kisses for her chapping nad sucking blisters its safe an works wonderful i live n a dry climate and windy so her cheeks grt chapped alot

Jade - posted on 03/16/2010

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I use baby aveeno and adult aveeno! they also have baby aveeno bath and it works great cause my daughter has dry skin and that is what i used on her and she is now mosturized daily!

Autumn - posted on 03/16/2010

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the doctor can prescribe you something for the dry skin on your babies face... but the also recommend aveeno for there skin... i have also used 100% real shea butter... the real stuff not the fake stuff...

JENNIFER - posted on 04/02/2010

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my baby had dry skin on her face when she was born, her doctor said that since none of the lotions we tried were working to try lotrimin (yes it is the creme you use on your feet for athletes foot). my husband and I have been using that for almost 2 weeks and it made drastic improvements in like 3 days. we apply it to her face in the morning when she wakes up for the day and then again after her bath at night. We use the generic brand and it works just as well if not better than the name brand. I hope this advice helps you and congrats on your baby girl!

Autumn - posted on 03/16/2010

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the doctor can prescribe you something for the dry skin on your babies face... but the also recommend aveeno for there skin... i have also used 100% real shea butter... the real stuff not the fake stuff...

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