child skincare

Episode 199: Everything You Need to Know about Your Child's Skincare with Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez


A new month is here and so is a new episode! This week we talk to pediatric dermatologist, Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez, about all things baby skincare. We also ask her your Instagram questions about baby acne, dry skin and other skin conditions we can’t pronounce. 😂 Bricia also talks about her embarrassing deodorant moment and Paulina realizes maybe she is the cause of her girls’ skin issues. You won’t want to miss this informative episode!

Our Conversation with Dr. Gonzalez

What is an appropriate skin care routine for a 10 year old? When should a child have a skincare routine?

At what age is it normal to start seeing acne?

Can you prevent acne when you’re young? How?

The difference between eczema and psoriasis

Does diet affect atopic dermatitis?

Are there any natural options for treating eczema?

Does eczema ever go away? Is it something that can be cured or is it always present?

[Are the pimples] on baby’s cheeks due to the yeast in a hormone that is present in the baby or the mom? Is there anything you can do to prevent it or treat it?

What is keratosis pilaris? How can we prevent it and treat it?

How can I help my son with pityriasis versicolor? 

What causes molluscum contagiosum?

My two year old has constant dry skin around her mouth. What can be causing this?

What are the best sunscreens for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, etc.?

I never put lotion on my son. Is that something I should be doing?

What are some chemicals or ingredients we should avoid on the skin?

What is a sulfate?

Are essential oils good for your skin?

What is the difference between antiperspirant and deodorant? 

Is there a natural antiperspirant? 

How often should kids take a shower? Is it necessary for kids to take a shower everyday?

My baby has a big problem with diaper rash. What’s the policy with airing out that area down there?

Should we wash baby’s butt after a poop?

Pick or Tip of the Week

Dr. Gonzalez is loving Dove’s Volume + Fullness Dry Shampoo. Her hair started shedding after her baby was born and again after weaning from breastfeeding (which can sometimes happen whenever there’s a hormonal shift) but the volumizing shampoo really makes her hair look thicker! It helps soak up the oil and smells amazing.

Since we’re talking about skin, Paulina has been dealing with dry scalp. She washes her hair once a week and uses this massaging hair brush to help stimulate her scalp. It really helps the shampoo wash her scalp evenly and has made a huge difference, plus helps provide that clean feeling.

Bricia’s pick is something she thinks every woman should have in her wardrobe: nipple covers. Bricia found this great brand on Amazon that is inexpensive and made with great material.