Melabebe Deep Hydration Lotion

After a day at the beach my son was surprised that his skin turned brown while his butt was still white. We laughed about it during bath time and he asked me why he was turning dark like his dad.

What a great teaching moment for us to explain to him what melanin is how it reacts to the sun. Being biracial, my husband always made it a priority to talk to Niko about difference in skin color and what it means and what it doesn’t mean. Coincidentally, his big kindergarten workbook lessons this week was about types and colors. My super smart 3 year old put two and two together and made the connection quickly. He explained to me that people with dark skin have a lot of melanin and people with light skin have little or none. He understood that melanin determines how your skin reacts to the sun and if you will burn or tan.

I will never forget when he was just an infant, an older Asian lady asked me why I was so white and I had a brown baby.

I am so grateful to know and learn about melanin rich skin and what their hydration needs are with Melabebe. I am also so happy to have this opportunity to teach my son to love the skin we are in 😍

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When faced with a skincare dilemma, such as dry skin, eczema, hyperpigmentation, or scarring, relief needs to be effective and calming, especially if we’re talking about babies. Melabébé delivers that relief in plant-based formulas intentionally made for melanin-rich kids that’s safe enough for the entire family for the head, shoulders, knees, and toes (just like the song goes!). Addressing common issues, this inclusive skincare brand for children is long-lasting, locking in moisture for all-over deep dehydration. Understanding their specific needs and skin characteristics makes all the difference in helping provide appropriate, gentle care. Founded by Kelli, a mom of color, she formulated clean, moisture-rich skincare initially to help nurture her baby’s sensitive skin. She found it was also perfect for all skin types and shades. It turns out that what’s good for baby is just as good for mom and dad, too! The vegan brand’s all-natural ingredients nurture, heal, and protect.