I know, Summer is almost over, but we’ll still be getting lots of sunshine. So I thought its not too late to share with you some important information which Childs Farm shared with me, about keeping our little ones safe in the sun.
Why is sun cream so important?
Young skin is much thinner than adults’, so it’s more susceptible to sun damage – a risk factor for skin cancer. It’s important that sun cream offers protection against both UVA and UVB, as well as an SPF of at least 30. In fact, Childs Farm sun lotions go up to 50+ SPF.
What about babies under six months?
Babies’ skin is particularly sensitive, so keep them out of direct sunlight all the time if they’re under six months old. (And don’t forget that cute sun hat to protect their head.) When your baby’s over six months, do a patch test before you try a new sun cream.
How else can you protect your child in the sun?
The Eyecare Trust recommends that children wear proper, UV-protecting sunglasses, not toy sunglasses, to protect their eyes from the sun. If your family’s heading to the beach, you can buy kids’ long-sleeved sun protection suits that block UV rays – meaning you only have to apply sun cream to the areas of your child’s body that aren’t covered. And that’s definitely less stressful for everyone.
Sun cream checklist
Childs Farm dermatologist Dr Jennifer Crawley gives her top tips on keeping your children safe in the sun:
1. “Apply sun cream 20 to 30 minutes before going outside.”
2. “Make sure you’re applying enough sun cream – don’t skimp on it.”
3. “Don’t forget to put sun cream on those hidden places like behind the ears, and on the neck, shoulders and tops
4. “Reapply every couple of hours – people often forget to do this in the UK – and always after swimming.”
5. “Try to stay out of the sun in the hottest part of the day, between 11 and 3 o’clock.”
6. “Dress your little one in a sun hat, sunglasses and loose, breathable clothing.”
Childs Farm new formulation SPF 30 & 50+ sun cream for very high protection, is water resistant and protects young and sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst keeping skin moisturised and hydrated. So you can relax while your children enjoy the sun safely. It’s suitable for babies and upwards. I love that it is Dermatologist and paediatrician approved as suitable for sensitive skin and safe for people who may be prone to eczema. Also, Childs Farm unfragranced sun cream is registered with The Vegan Society!
The following Childs Farm sunscreens are available online at www.babiesafrica.com and www.takealot.com:
125ml Childs Farm 50+ SPF sun cream – Retail Selling Price: R238.14
70ml Childs Farm 50+ SPF roll on lotion – Retail Selling Price: R197.74
125ml Childs Farm 50+ SPF sun spray – Retail Selling Price: R238.14
100ml Childs Farm After Sun – Retail Selling Price: R111.42
125ml Childs Farm 30 spf sun cream , 125ml – Retail Selling Price: R238.14
125ml Childs Farm 30 spf sun spray , 125ml – Retail Selling Price: R238.14
Win a Childs Farm Hamper!!
Now that you know and understand the importance of keeping our little ones safe in the sun, I’d love to gift two of my readers with a hamper from Childs Farm. All you need to do is find the posts on my Facebook or Instagram pages with the above picture and follow the prompts on the posts. There will be one winner selected from Instagram and one from Facebook. Competition closes on Sunday the 1st of March 2020.
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