School’s out, sun’s out and kids are probably going to spend hours in the great outdoors. During summer, what could be more fun than splashing around in water, building sandcastles and going crazy with water toys? However, is all this fun in the sun safe for kids?
Protecting your kid’s precious skin from the sun is important. While the best advice is to avoid sun exposure completely, especially in babies under six months, this is not always practical. A baby’s skin has hardly any melanin, which is the pigment that helps protect from the sun’s rays. So if your little one is in direct sunlight, keep them covered so the rays don’t hit the skin directly. However, no matter how many hats or umbrellas you have, the sun always manages to land a sunburn somewhere. Aside from the agony of sunburn which can result in sunstroke and all of the accompanying sickness, just one episode of severe burning can dramatically increase a child’s risk of skin cancer later in life.
This doesn’t mean that you’ve to keep your kids indoors for the entire summer! Fun under the sun can still be had with the right sunscreen for babies and kids that’s made especially to protect their precious skin from the sun’s skin-damaging rays.
Best Sunscreen for Babies and Kids
Skinnies KIDS is a sunscreen revolution made for adventure loving youngsters. Here’s the thing, we all know that kids hate slapping on white, greasy sunscreen that runs into their eyes. Skinnies KIDS leads the way as a waterless gel that feels amazing on the skin and best of all, the super duper Organogel technology means – a little goes a long way.
Made with safe and high-perfoming UVA and UVB broad spectrum sunscreen actives including; Octocrylene, bemotrizinol, uvinul a plus, and coconut oil & aloe leaf extract to soothe the skin, Skinnies KIDS is perfect for active kids and suitable for babies from three months old. By removing the water, Skinnies has eliminated a lot of other ingredients that causes skin irritation and is suitable for sensitive skin. As a soft spreadable gel, Skinnies KIDS SPF50 is probably the best sunscreen for babies and kids as it dries in under two minutes and is water-resistant for up to two-hours – meaning more water fun and less chasing around to keep on reapplying!
Skinnies KIDS come in three fun packagings designed by pop artist Jun Arita. These colourful, eye-catching designs will definitely make your kid want to use sunscreen everyday! From Beach Boy, Barefoot Babe and River Rascal, your kids will definitely be having fun safely under the sun this summer!
Apart from Skinnies KIDS, Skinnies has created a range of products suited for everyone : Skinnies SPF30 Sungel for everyday use, Skinnies Conquer for high performance protection, Skinnies Looks Beauty Gel for the face and Skinnies Cleansing Oil, specifically designed to remove sunscreen, makeup and impurities from your skin.
Operating under the philosophy of zero water for zero waste of the planet’s most precious resource, Skinnies is committed to the environment and devoted to building the best sun care brand in the world to keep consumers safe in the sunshine. For more information and to get your hands (or theirs) on Skinnies KIDS and more, head over to www.skinnies.ch
Tips to keep you child safe in the sun
Encourage your child to play in the shade – for example, under trees – especially between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is at its strongest.
Keep babies under the age of six months out of direct sunlight, especially around midday.
Cover exposed parts of your child’s skin with Skinnies KIDS, even on cloudy or overcast days. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen to your babies’ and kid’s shoulders, nose, ears, cheeks, and the tops of their feet. Reapply often throughout the day and after swimming.
Protect your child’s shoulders and the back of their neck when they’re playing with the use of a rashguard top. These are the most common areas for sunburn.
Get your child to wear a floppy hat with a wide brim that shades their face and neck.
Protect your child’s eyes with sunglasses.
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