Childhood Skin

After the early months of babyhood have passed the skin of most children has a more than adequate layer of fatty 'padding' which gives it a beautiful smooth appearance, often described as having the quality of 'purity'. All the functions are very active, and because the epidermis is highly translucent, the skin is very well hydrated.

Children have more leisure time than they will ever enjoy again and many of them play outside whenever they can, often spending most of the summer outdoors. Due to this, they usually experience long periods of exposure to the sun during childhood, which will have long-term consequences.

The care of the skin of small children is almost entirely in the hands of parents or other cares. Nevertheless it is never too soon for them to begin to learn about skin care. The skin only needs cleaning, moisturizing, and sun protection.