The skin on a child’s body is milder and softer than the skin on an adult so most parents know enough to keep their skincare products simple and free from harmful chemicals.

With children, the best thing to do is keep their skincare routine simple; cleanse, moisturize and protect (spf).


A gentle cleanser without any synthetics or dyes should cleanses oil and other impurities like dirt and bacteria easily. You should keep an eye out for brands like cetaphil, Aveeno, vanicream, etc.


Many soaps can strip your child’s skin of oils which can make it tougher for your child’s skin to maintain moisture. Children with sensitive skin can try CeraVe that includes ceramides. Sunscreen: For sunscreens, it is advisable to go with physical sunscreens as their formulas are less likely to irritate a child’s skin than chemical sunscreens.

The ingredients in the products you use are as important as the products you choose. Here are some bad ingredients to keep an eye out for:

• Fragrance
• Parabens
• Formaldehyde
• Sodium lauryl sulfate
• Synthetic dyes
• Propylene glycol
 • Sunscreen chemicals

Some other tips when it comes to children’s skincare are as follows:

• Keep bath time short
• Always monitor your children’s skin
• Dress your children appropriately

Can children use lightening products? The straight forward answer is, no. There are some natural, plant based Ingredients that can safely brighten your child’s skin such as:

• Turmeric
• Oranges
• Aloe Vera
• Turmeric, etc.

Using products with these ingredients can brighten your children’s skin. However, using harsh lightening chemicals like kojic acid, hydroquinone, etc on a child lower than the age of 18 is not advisable.

Article credit : Cocci Beauty