PAMAS means Paraben, Animal and Mineral Oils, Alcohol and Soap. There are advice from experts about the reasons why baby skincare products should not contain these ingredients.
Every parents want nothing but the best for their baby. It seems quite difficult to choose the right products for their growing needs since baby requirements keep changing as they grow. However, in any case, don’t choose any product for your baby that are formulated for adults.
How PAMAS products harm the baby’s skin
Paraben is a chemical compound that is used in certain products to kill bacteria as well as prevent the product from decaying. This ingredient is believed to disrupt our body’s immune system and are very harmful to our baby’s skin. Parabens and preservatives potentially harm our baby and should be completely kept away from our newborn.
Animal Oil doesn’t absorb well and is low in linoleic (fatty) acid, which is especially harmful to the sensitive skin of your newborn. This is one of the key components that cause allergies and rashes over little one’s skin due to the high level of fats.
Mineral Oil might lead to toughening of skin that might further lead to dryness. This ingredient tends to clog the skin pores that, in turn, damage the natural protective layer of the skin that may cause long term harm.
Commonly used in adult skincare products to make them dry quickly and feel light on skin, alcohol can be very drying and may irritate little ones’ skin since baby’s skin is extremely gentle and sensitive to the harmful components of alcohol, which may cause long term damage.
Since soap products are made without a mixture of fats and alkaline additives, they are not formulated to moisturise the baby skin. Soaps have high pH level which are harsh and wash off the natural oils from baby’s skin. Therefore, syndet bars are definitely more recommended than soap bars.
To conclude, choosing PAMAS free products is a key to better nourishment of the baby skin.