Seborrheic dermatitis , commonly known as cradle cap, is a common skin condition in babies. Benign, this skin problem appears on the scalp and sometimes on the face. Observed during the first 6 months, seborrheic dermatitis disappears spontaneously most of the time. However, certain early care and daily habits make it easy to treat and limit its development. Our experts from Laboratoires Téane guide you to recognize cradle cap in infants and choose the appropriate care. Discover our organic and 100% natural cosmetics such as our Care and Bath Oil as well as our very gentle Cleansing Gentleness.
What is seborrheic dermatitis?
Rather known as cradle cap , seborrheic dermatitis refers to a skin disease regularly seen in infants. In question, an excess of sebum in the scalp which promotes the proliferation of a yeast naturally present in our body: Malassezia Furfur . It is its development in number that causes an inflammatory reaction and leads to the appearance of fatty plaques of white or yellow colors. These scales therefore have no connection with milk and are not the result of poor hygiene.
This skin problem usually appears in the first 6 months of an infant's life. If the appearance of these crusty plaques sometimes worries young parents, seborrheic dermatitis is benign and does not cause any discomfort in the baby.
In rare cases, cradle cap can turn into extensive seborrheic dermatitis of infants . A more serious form called Leiner-Moussous disease . In this case, the cradle cap extends over several parts of the body at the level of the baby's bottom and the folds of the skin (armpits, neck, knees, etc.). They then look like red lesions that cause discomfort in the very young.
This is why it is important to treat seborrheic dermatitis as soon as it appears and to take the right steps.
How to treat seborrheic dermatitis?
If seborrheic dermatitis disappears naturally over time, certain actions can treat it quickly. Here are our tips for treating and limiting cradle cap in infants :
- Above all, do not scratch the dry scabs with your nails at the risk of accentuating the situation
- Wash your baby's scalp with a gentle cleansing care and rinse with clear water
- Brush your little one's hair with a soft bristle brush daily and gently
- Massage your baby's head with an oil such as the Care and Bath Oil from Téane Laboratories to soften the scabs a few hours before taking the bath.
It is essential to carry out these gestures with regularity to observe rapid results. When the care begins to act, we observe a progressive detachment of the crusts then of the red patches which will turn pale thereafter.
If these little rituals help prevent and treat seborrheic dermatitis, they also offer you beautiful privileged moments with your baby.
What are the natural treatments to treat cradle cap?
Seborrheic dermatitis remains a very common skin problem in infants. Although often light and without sequelae, it addresses an unsightly side that may displease some parents. The skin of babies being very fragile, it is advisable to use natural, healthy and irritation-free treatments.
This is why Laboratoires Téane strives to develop cosmetics that respect babies' skin gently and naturally. Discover our 2 products perfectly adapted to the natural treatment of seborrheic dermatitis:
- La Douceur lavante : a certified organic cleansing gel that gently cleanses the hair and body. Developed without soap or irritants, it washes your baby's scalp while preserving its hydration.
- Care and Bath Oil : also certified organic and 100% natural, our oil nourishes, protects and softens your baby's scalp. Composed of camellia, viamerine and sunflower oil, it helps reduce cradle cap by leaving a protective film.
Seborrheic dermatitis is therefore a common manifestation of the skin of infants. Mostly harmless, these cradle caps do not bother the baby. However, parents like to take care of their little ones and find natural treatments an effective and safe solution. Another little trick to fight against cradle cap : breast milk . A 100% natural remedy that offers great results!