How to care for a premature baby's skin

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How to care for a premature baby's skin

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Premature babies have different skin that full term babies in a very significant way. Skin is one of the very last organs to complete its process in gestation. So a week, 4 days, 2 days makes a huge difference in the development of baby's skin. A full term baby's skin will already be 5xs thinner than adult's skin. The sebaceous glands that produce oil won't be producing as much oil. They're extra sensitive to UV rays. There are all these differences. But a preemie baby, because it hasn't had that last week is especially vulnerable to things like proteins in products, altered pH in products, and harsh chemicals. It can easily tear. And it needs a couple of key things to protect it. One is to be cleansed very simply with no rubbing at all. And the other is to support the barrier, to allow it to complete its process of development so it can thicken without tearing. And they're very susceptible to diaper rash. Often preemie babies are supplemented with formula and they're on antibiotics. Those two factors can increase the factors of diaper rash exponentially. So it's important to be prepared with rash protection, a healthy wash, and a good lotion to make sure that skin is protected.
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Kim Walls

Natural Skincare Expert

Kim Walls is an accomplished entrepreneur and internationally recognized skincare expert focused on optimizing health through skincare. Leading child health advocacy groups and national media rely on Kim's clinical expertise to help parents navigate the often confusing world of natural skincare.

Kim is presently the CEO of Babytime! by Episencial®, an industry leading baby skincare brand. As a fourth generation entrepreneur, and second-generation skincare expert from the family that developed the world-renowned Epicuren® anti-aging skincare products, she has combined her experience and expertise to create clinically effective, organic skincare products for pregnant women and children.

For more than a decade, Walls has honed her clinical perspective focusing on botanically based skincare and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skincare.

Now through her company, Episencial, she is dedicated to leveraging the advances of new technology to share that knowledge with new and growing families to support the enhanced health and immunity that effective, all natural products can provide.

Kim’s strong, personal commitment to organic and environmentally-responsible living is at the core of Episencial’s high standards for green manufacturing and product development. As the mother of two young boys, she has coupled her innate understanding of the importance of sustainability with her post-graduate work in biochemical and nutritional sciences to establish a new standard in skincare research and products that supports lasting health for today’s families.

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