Skin

How should I take care of my children’s skin?

Our Daddy MD Guide’s reply: Routine skin care questions are the ones I most frequently encounter. Many parents feel the need to frequently bathe their children, but that often leads to dry skin. Cool, quick baths with unscented soaps are best for the skin. Washcloths can be irritating, as well. In my house, we moisturize daily with CeraVe moisturizer, but different strokes for different folks! Aveeno, Cetaphil, Neutrogena, and Eucerin are all pretty effective, as well.

Michael Berry, MD, a dad of four children and a board-certified dermatologist with City Central Dermatology in Elmhurst, New York.

Q&A by Wyatt Myers