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Child skin care in the summer
Children and the sun
Undoubtedly, the sun brings good mood, energy and it is also a sign of upcoming exciting games by the sea or the pool for every kid. And as we know, playing outside is one of the greatest joys of childhood.
Summer is one of the seasons when children spend the most time outside. But the sun carries its risks.
In order for their delicate skin to be protected during the summer, we must provide them with reliable protection from the intense sun rays. Moderate sun exposure has good health benefits,but if the skin is left overexposedto the sun rays, it carries a risk of burns for the delicate baby skin, which we want to avoid at all costs.
Why is it necessary to use sunscreen?
The skin of babies and children is thinner than that of adults. It contains a very small amount of melanin and therefore has less natural protection from the sun.
Exposure to direct sunlight is not recommended for newborns and children up to 6 months. It is recommended that babies can be taken outsidebefore 10 am and after 4 pm. The stroller must also be equipped with a UV-protected cover.
Also, young children should not be exposed to the sun between 11 and 15 hours, because during this time of day UVA and UVB rays travel in a very short trajectory through the Earth's atmosphere and are therefore more intense than at other times. of the day.
In this case, even the highest sun protection factor will not provide the necessary protection for the children's skin, so it is better for children to stay in the shade during this time range.
The fact is that even in cloudy weather, the level of ultraviolet rays can be high, as well as the presence of HEVIS light.
It is important to know that skin damage can occur due to sun exposure without visible signs.
How to protect your child's skin from the sun?
The best approved method for sun protection of the skin is the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen products with a high factor.
Look for sunscreen products that protect against both UVA UVB and HEVIS light.
As we know, baby skin does not tolerate different types of sunscreen. For children's skin in children between 6 and 12 months, a sun protection factor of at least SPF 50+ is recommended.
For newborns, it is recommended to use only high-quality cosmetic brands with a factor of SPF 50+. For the right choice of brand you can consult a pediatrician or a dermatologist.
It is also recommended to use after sunproducts for children, which will soothe the delicate baby skin and help its recovery.
Frequent application of sunscreen maintains the necessary level of coverage that children's skin needs to be maximally protected.
During the warmer months, it is recommended that babies and children wear hats and clothes that cover most of the body.
Light natural fabrics that are densely knitted are preferable. This means that they will transmit less UV rays. It is important that the clothes cover the child's arms and legs.
With regard to the child's hat, it should be wide so that it can cover well the child's ears and neck, where the sun's rays can reach.
Babies who wear a hat during the first few months usually get used to it easily, so it's a good idea to invest in a comfortable wide-brimmed hat for your baby.
When you are with your child on the beach or by the pool, for example, you can use a sunscreen to protect themfrom the sun.
And don't forget about sunglasses, which are another important accessory.