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Baby Oil Not Only Beneficial for Baby

Baby Oil Not Only Beneficial for Baby

Baby Oil Not Only Beneficial for Baby. Although baby oil means baby oil, this convenient product benefit is not just for babies and children. Adults can also benefit from baby oil. Baby oil is a mineral oil that has been given additional perfume. The mineral oil itself is one of the petroleum distillation products that are colorless and odorless. In addition to mineral oil, in baby oil is also contained lanolin, which is a type of wax secreted from the sebaceous glands (glands that produce skin moisturizer) sheep.

Mineral oil and lanolin contained in baby oil can both be used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin, mild irritation, diaper rash, and sunburn due to radiation therapy. In addition, these two substances also help make dead skin cells peel, keep skin moist, and make skin feel smooth and soft. Here are some other benefits of baby oil: 

Baby Oil Not Only Beneficial for Baby
Baby Oil Not Only Beneficial for Baby

For babies and children

  • For babies and children, baby oil is best used as an oil to massage the skin and body of a newborn baby. However, do not use baby oil as a moisturizer, because the newborn's skin can not absorb the oil well.
  • Treating cradle cap. Cradle cap or seborrheic dermatitis usually appears on the head, eyebrows, eyelids, the side of the nose, or behind the baby's ears. Cradle cap appears when the baby is 1-2 months old and is caused by excess oil. Cradle cap makes baby's skin scaly and red-colored. To treat a cradle cap, the best way is to use special shampoo, baby oil, or certain creams and lotions. But unfortunately, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said if baby oil is not supposed to help overcome the cradle cap. Baby oil is allegedly able to make the cradle cap multiply and worse.
  • Treating diaper rash. Do not forget to clean and dry the baby's skin properly before applying baby oil.
  • Prevent eczema. Eczema is a condition that makes skin redness and itching. Eczema is caused by dry skin and often occurs in children. If the baby's skin is very dry, try applying baby oil after bathing.

For adults

  • For breastfeeding mothers whose nipples are dry or cracked, apply lanolin or baby oil to a dry area after feeding your baby. Baby oil can relieve cracked nipple skin and help keep the nipple moist.
  • Dry skin. If your skin is very dry, just apply baby oil after you shower when the skin is still wet and damp. Baby oil durability lasts longer in the skin than regular moisturizer. In addition, baby oil is also able to prevent water evaporation from the skin surface.
  • Prevent eczema. In addition to childhood, eczema can also occur in adults. Eczema can be prevented by applying baby oil to dry skin after bathing.
  • Baby oil can be a cosmetic ingredient for highlighter skin, hair serum, removes eye makeup and makeup from creams, and removes temporary tattoos.

When buying baby oil, do not forget to read the label and how to keep it carefully. Also note also expiration date, if any.
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