Bepanten for newborns: gentle care for delicate skin


Bepanten for newborns Children's skin is very sensitive and vulnerable, and therefore requires special care.Healthy skin not only give your child a sense of comfort, but also protect against penetration of pathogenic microbes.From the first day to prevent the development of dermatological problems helps Bepanten for newborns.

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What are the characteristics of children's skin

babies skin is much thinner than that of adults.It has a low moisture content, deficient blood supply and increased porosity, so easily damaged, prone to flaking and irritation.

In the first few days of life the skin is covered with a protective lubricant, which gives the child the ability to adapt to new environmental conditions.But very quickly the thin shell is washed off, and the dermis becomes vulnerable.To prevent development problems, the baby's skin must be inspected daily.Moisturize dry patches of fatty oils and wrinkles and inflamed places are treated with special cosmetics.

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How does Bepanten Infant

For newborns line "Bepanten" is represented by two products:

  • 5% cream,
  • 5% ointment.

active ingredient of both funds is the pro-vitamin B5 (or dexpanthenol).In the cells of the skin, he is transformed into pantothenic acid (vitamin B5 itself) that:

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  • stimulates healing processes,
  • enhances immunity Immunity- the types and characteristics of children in adult Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults skin.

All products under the brand Bepanten designed to prevent dermatitis, treatment of minor injuries and protect the skin from the effects of external negative factors.But each of them has its own nuances application.

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Ointment - moisturizes and protects

Bepanten ointment, in addition to dexpanthenol, it contains lanolin, almond oil, white petrolatum, cetyl and stearyl alcohols:

  • lanolin in their composition very close to the secrets that make the sebaceous glandshuman.Penetrating deep into the skin, it saturates it with moisture.
  • Fats almond oil and petroleum jelly Vaseline : old friend Vaseline: old friend created on the skin surface a thin protective film, which reduces its sensitivity to friction.
  • fatty alcohols have a softening and moisturizing effect.

Preventively Bepanten ointment for babies, instructions which should be studied in detail before applying, it is recommended to put the kids on the skin of the buttocks and groin area after each diaper change.

to treat drug indicated for:

  • diaper dermatitis,
  • prickly heat,
  • abrasions on the skin,
  • diathesis diathesis in children - an integrated approach Diathesis in children - an integrated approach ,
  • dry eczema,
  • cradle cap,
  • abrasions.

ointment not only heals and moisturizes the skin, but still has a slight anti-inflammatory effect.Clinical trials have shown that the end of the 7-day course of treatment at a diathesis Bepanten in newborns is almost completely eliminates the flaking and redness.If diaper dermatitis tool helps to quickly deal with the itching and irritation.

ointment is easily absorbed, it does not stain the skin and virtually odorless, so it is very well tolerated by babies.When expressed irritation rather apply it 1-2 times a day.Time use is not restricted.

medicament does not cause allergic reactions because they do not contain preservatives, perfumes, dyes, and all its constituent compounds are related to the human skin.

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Cream - for special occasions

Additional components of the cream are:

  • Isopropyl

This organic ester, which softens the skin and facilitates the spread of a pro-vitamin B5.

  • pantolactone, propylene glycol, lanolin

fulfill the role of builders.All these substances are administered to obtain the desired consistency and volume of drug.Lanolin contained in the cream 20 times less than in ointments, therefore its wetting properties are less pronounced.

Propylene glycol in the cosmetic industry is known for its ability to absorb and retain moisture.When applied to moist areas, it absorbs fluid and dries the skin.And when applied to a dry, it penetrates into the cells and prevents the evaporation of water from them.Thus, depending on the situation, propylene glycol may act as a humidifier or "absorbent sponge."

  • potassium cetyl phosphate

stabilizer.It provides chemical resistance components throughout the shelf life.

  • Phenoxyethanol

preservative.It protects the cream from getting germs.

Due to the presence of potential irritants (preservatives and stabilizers) Cream Bepanten in pediatrics is less popular than the ointment.However, in some cases, its use is more preferred.

With the ability to absorb moisture, Bepanten cream for babies helps to cope with the great views of weeping dermatoses:

  • diaper rash,
  • exudative ("wet") form of atopic dermatitis.

drug is applied every day 1-2 times a day in a thin layer for an unlimited period of time.

Good healing properties also allow us to recommend a cream Bepanten when abrasions, scratches, sunburn.

not forbidden the use of funds under the diaper.But keep in mind that its protective and moisturizing properties are less pronounced than in the ointment.