When my son was first born, I used to marvel at how soft and smooth his skin was. I carefully moisturized him post bath to keep it silky, and I found myself sniffing his little head every now and then for a whiff of that indescribable scent that only babies have (kind of like that “new car smell,” only it’s a “new kid smell”).
But around three or four months all of that faded. Jack developed dry, flaky patches all over his face and chin, and he perpetually sported a red, slapped-cheek look. At first I thought it was dry skin—the rashes started as soon as the temperatures began to drop—but no amount of Aquafor could return his skin to its former glory. (I’m ashamed to admit this, but like a Vogue photo editor, I even air brushed our Christmas card so his complexion would appear a little clearer.) READ MORE