Lotions, creams, and oils are all very similar. They’re all meant to moisturize and soften your baby's skin, and they can be very nourishing and soothing as well. The difference between these three are the additives. Apart from that, oils, creams and lotions are different mainly because of their oil to liquid ratio.
Oils have no water or liquid additives. Many can be greasy and take a while to absorb into your baby's skin while others can absorb in a matter of minutes without leaving a greasy feel.
Creams are a blend of oil and liquid with the higher percentage being oils. Some people in Ghana tend to call them oil creams. They’re thicker almost like soft butter. They absorb quicker than oils, but their moisturizing properties tend to last longer than lotions.
Lotions are also a blend of oil and liquid, but they are the thinnest of all with the liquid (water) being the highest percentage and so, they absorb into your baby's skin quickly.
The best moisturizers are first ointments, then creams, and then lotions. A baby's skin is thinner, more sensitive, more prone to irritation, and more prone to losing water. Since lotions have more water that can potentially dehydrate the skin, creams and ointments are better choices to protect your baby’s skin. But what about your baby’s different skin care needs? If your baby has normal skin, a cream is a good choice. If your baby has sensitive skin that is more prone to eczema, then an ointment would be better. Ointments do the best job to protect the skin from water loss. A trick to make ointments feel less greasy is to apply the ointment on skin that is damp or has some water droplets on it. When looking to buy moisturizers for your baby, it is best to get products that do not contain ingredient such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, formaldehyde-releasers, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), dyes, GMOs, and bisphenol-A. Additionally, avoid products with fragrances as these fragrances can cause some allergies on your baby.
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