Children’s skin is more vulnerable to the sun than adults’. In fact, 50 to 80% of UV-related damage occurs during childhood and adolescence*. And sun protection isn’t just for the holidays. Children are exposed to UV rays during all outdoor activities: playing in the park, the school playground, sports… Plus did you know that UVA can even pass through glass & cloud?
When children get too much sun, they can develop sunburn. This is very painful in the short-term, but the long-term effects are all the more worrying: 5 blistering sunburns before the age of 20 can increase the risk of melanoma by 80%**.
It is therefore essential to find smart ways to protect your children’s skin from the potential harm caused by sun exposure. Don’t forget that sun exposure is incremental: every little counts, and it can all add up to increase their skin cancer risk over time. The good news? By teaching your child sun-safe behaviors today, you are actively protecting their skin’s health in the future.
When and how to use sunscreen to protect my children:
Children’s skin should be protected with a broad-spectrum UVA-UVB protection product of at least SPF 50+ when out in the sun, or even when out in cloudy weather. Sunscreen should be applied before outdoor activities and should cover all exposed areas. A few pointers to remember:
- We often use far less than we should: As a general rule of thumb, a golf ball-sized amount of sunscreen is needed to protect the whole body.
- Frequently forgotten areas: ears, nose, lips, back of the neck, hands and feet.
- Sunscreen should be re-applied every 2 hours to ensure optimal protection, or after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Best suited for childrens delicate skin. Also suitable for the entire family.
Very high UVA/UVB protection with broad spectrum SPF 50+. This light hydrating formulation absorbs easily with a virtually invisible finish. Fragrance free
Two hours water resistant.
Recommended for children aged 3 years and above.