Sun Protection for Children: Safe Methods

The best life hack for safe sun protection for children's skin

To provide a baby’s skin with protection from damaging and harmful ultraviolet rays is an important task for parents. Every time we apply sunscreen, we are forming a healthy habit, reminding them of the insidiousness of tanning, and teaching a child to take care of their skin.

Why is this so important?

Unfortunately, the natural sun protection mechanisms in a child's skin are not as developed as in an adult's skin. The epidermal layer is thinner and more porous, leading to faster evaporation of moisture from deeper layers. Additionally, until puberty, the activity of sebaceous glands is relatively low, making the lipid barrier insufficient for comprehensive protection. The protective pigment melanin is also produced in smaller amounts in children, and even a small dose of ultraviolet radiation can result in sunburn.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, even a single severe sunburn in childhood or adolescence increases the likelihood of developing melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, almost twofold in later years.

Sun Safety Principles

- When the UV index is above 3, it is advisable to avoid direct sunlight on the skin. This applies not only to the summer season but also to other times of the year, especially in southern latitudes. Before going outside, it's advisable to check the current UV index on local weather resources.
- Use physical barriers against the sun – long sleeve clothing, light trousers or a skirt, a hat with a brim, and sunglasses.
- On sunny days, beware of overheating and ensure to drink more liquids.
- Apply sunscreen to exposed parts of the body.
- It's crucial to reapply sunscreen every two hours or immediately after swimming or sweating, as even waterproof products can wear off or be absorbed, losing their protective ability over time.

Choosing Sunscreen for a Child

Adult sunscreens may not be suitable for a child, as they may contain solar filters or other components that can cause irritation to delicate skin. Safe children's products must undergo thorough dermatological testing, confirming their ability to protect the skin from ultraviolet rays while also demonstrating a lack of irritating potential.

Sunscreen for children should include not only maximum range solar filters but also moisturizing and restorative components.

SANOSAN Baby Sun Cream SPF 50+

SANOSAN Baby Sun Cream SPF 50+ is a high-quality product designed for comprehensive and long-lasting protection of delicate and tender skin against various types of ultraviolet rays, including UV-A and UV-B spectrum. Its modern waterproof formula is skin-compatible and leaves no white residue.

The cream contains special components of natural origin – vegetable glycerin for intense moisturization, organic olive extract, panthenol, and vitamin E. Natural milk protein creates a moisture-retaining layer on the child's skin surface, ensuring optimal metabolic processes, as well as a sense of softness and comfort.

SANOSAN Baby Sun Cream SPF 50+ has undergone clinical testing under the supervision of independent dermatologists and pediatricians, receiving an "excellent" rating.

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