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Uses of Skin So Soft for Babies

By Meg Brannagan ; Updated July 18, 2017

Avon first created Skin So Soft in 1961 as a bath oil for women, and its fragrance and moisturizing properties have appealed to consumers ever since. Avon has released a line of Skin So Soft products, such as age defying and sensual effects, all with the same moisturizing abilities. Although it was originally created for women, Skin So Soft can be used for children and babies.


Skin So Soft works well to soften skin during a bath or shower, and its formula is gentle enough to use on babies. According to Avon, Skin So Soft Original Moisturizing Bath Gel contains ingredients such as glycerin, hydrolyzed silk and hydrolyzed keratin, which work to moisturize skin and protect it. Apply it during your baby’s bath to clean her skin and prevent dryness.

Insect Repellent

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin is a type of insect repellent that may be used to protect your baby against bug bites. Insect bites cause skin reactions and itching, and insects can carry disease. According to Dr. Vincent Iannelli, M.D., F.A.A.P. of Keep Kids Healthy.com, many insect repellents that are available contain DEET, which can be absorbed into a child’s skin and is not suggested for use among babies younger than two months. Picaridin can be used as a substitute for DEET and has the same repellent properties but may be used on young children.

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Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus is available to use as a sunscreen for your baby. The formula has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 to protect against damaging ultraviolet rays. Overexposure to sunlight can burn your baby’s skin, causing pain and dehydration. Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus also contains aloe and vitamin E, which provide moisture and comfort, and it has been tested and approved by pediatricians for use among children.

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