2023 Author: Jessica James | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 03:31
The sun promotes the production of vitamin D in the skin, which forms the skeleton of children, and simply lifts the mood, thanks to endorphins produced by the sun's rays.
But you need to prepare for sunbathing, especially for children who have delicate and sensitive skin. Being in the active sun, adults can get sunburn after 15-20 minutes, and children only need 5 minutes, because their skin produces little melanin pigment.
Skin burns suffered in childhood increase the risk of cancer and melanoma at an older age.
For babies, brands release products with an index of 50 and 50+ and age categories - up to three and after three years. If there is no mark on the packaging about the recommended age for use, it is better to use such a tool starting from three years.
Ideally, children under three years old should not be in the sun on hot days, only be in the shade, and go outside in the early or evening hours.
Children's sunscreens contain a system of mineral and chemical filters that are synthesized in laboratories. Such products have a dense and durable texture.
These filters protect against UVB rays that cause pigmentation and burns, as well as UVA rays that cause skin aging and allergies. Both types of filters are allowed in formulas for children - in tandem they create maximum efficiency.
Cosmetics with SPF for up to a year contain more physical filters (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide) that act as sunscreens. Sunscreen formulations often include emulsifiers, preservatives, the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, moisturizing glycerin, and even alcohol as a formula stabilizing ingredient.
How to apply
Apply SPF 15-20 minutes before sun exposure in a thick layer and renew the coating every two hours. The water-resistant products are water-resistant for up to 40 minutes, and the word “highly water-resistant” promises protection for up to 80 minutes. Clothes with sunscreen protects the skin of babies, but they are short-lived - the protection on the fabric disappears from washing.