There’s nothing sweeter than your baby’s face! You could stare at your son or daughter all day. And although all babies are perfect in the eyes of their mother, there are issues that sometimes need a little healing, such as dry skin and eczema. Newborns especially are prone to dry patches of skin on the cheeks, and even on the scalp, arms, and legs. What’s a health conscious mother to do?
My son is almost two now, and I’ve always battled with small patches of dry skin on those chubby cheeks. I’ve tried every natural solution I could come up with such as coconut oil, homemade calendula oil, and others. Although these have worked and I’ll continue to use them for dry skin, nothing works as good as the most simple solution I’ve come up with: Vitamin E.
You know those cute little amber Vitamin E capsules? They can be cut open and squeezed, releasing one of the most potent skin healers out there. Yes, it’s goopy. Yes, it’s kinda sticky. But it works. I smeared it on my son’s cheeks before he went to bed, and by morning his skin looked healthier than ever. Naturally, I tried it on my own skin and found it worked just as great for me! (A word of caution – unless you want to appear to be in a constant sweat, don’t put this on during the day. It’s rather shiny.)
Once again, this is a money saving tip as well. A bottle of Vitamin E (go for the natural, not synthetic–you know how I am) is much cheaper than an eczema prescription or, heaven help us, those pricey night serum capsules for mom.
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