How to encourage your kids to keep their skin healthy

When raising kids, we all want to do everything we can to ensure that they are in the best health possible. However, it isn’t always easy to encourage our children to take control over their own hygiene and look after their skin. For the first part of their lives at least – and often into their teenage years – your children will at least need some prompting from you in order to make sure that they are taking adequate care of their health. Most parents are good at getting their kids to eat healthily, to brush their teeth, and to wash their hands.

However, general skincare practices are often overlooked by many parents, and are regularly missing from the set of fundamental skills that they seek to teach their children. The good news is that there are some really simple things that any parents can do to encourage their children to think more about the health and the importance of their skin.

Clean Skin Makes for Happier People

Having cleaner skin is obviously beneficial from a physical perspective; it keeps us free of dirt and prevents infections or diseases from taking hold. However, what many people aren’t so well prepared for is the impact that good skincare can have on their emotional health and confidence. This is true of both adults and children, although obviously children tend to be less fussed about getting dirty.

Many body odors are the result of bacteria being broken down by natural oils that coat our skin. By washing regularly, you can minimize the amount of oils present and therefore reduce the odor.

Make Sure They Wash Their Hands

Parents are great at telling their children to wash their hands after they use the bathroom or have been playing outside. Unfortunately, not all parents are so good at actually enforcing this request. If you don’t make sure that your children are washing their hands every time, it is easy for the habit to slip away from them.

Washing our hands is a very important for preventing the spread of diseases, this is especially true if there are any babies or young children in your home. The health section on Mashoid.Co contains some other great articles and pieces of advice for ensuring that your household practices good health and hygiene practices.

Use Natural Products

There are now a plethora of cosmetic and beauty items facing us when we visit the supermarket. With more choices available to us than ever before, and at the full range of price points, how are you to know which is best for you and your family? The first thing to know is that, in most cases, the cheapest products will be the ones which use the most artificial ingredients. If your children suffer bad reactions to, or have limited effects from these products, a natural or organic solution might give better results.

Ensuring that your children keep their skin clean and healthy isn’t always easy. In fact, it can sometimes feel as if your children are even trying to work against you in your quest for better hygiene. However, if you can take little steps, and encourage your children to wash their hands and to be mindful of their skincare, it will become second nature in no time.


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  • Kelly Hirst
    April 27, 2018

    I try to encourage my Girls to keep clean but dont go over the top as i dont want to give them body issues

  • Wise Ways
    April 27, 2018

    Lots of fab ideas there

  • Tee simpson
    April 27, 2018

    Some great points here

  • A S,Edinburgh
    April 28, 2018

    Good advice, thank you. It is something often overlooked and which, as Kelly says, needs to involve balance, which can be difficult to get right.

  • Sarah Roberts
    April 29, 2018

    Great ideas, its lovely to get a new perspective on it too!

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How to encourage your kids to keep their skin healthy

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