Spotting a few bumps on your little one's skin? There are several reasons a child’s skin winds up with more rashes and breakouts than an adult's. "The outermost layer of skin in an adult is about 25 percent thicker than that of children, making it more resilient,” says Dr. Gital Patel, a Columbus, Ohio, pediatrician and allergist. “The epidermis is our first line of defense between the body and possible irritants, allergens and microbes."
In addition, the layers of skin in kids are not as tightly attached to each other as in adults, making it easier for annoying irritants to get under the skin—literally.