2023 Author: Jessica James | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 03:31
The sun shines brighter every day. Therefore, even if you do not plan to be on the sunny coast in the near future, you need to think about protecting children's skin from harmful UV radiation now! After all, even spending time in nature outside the city, your baby is at risk.
BeautyHack will tell you everything you need to know about protecting your baby's delicate skin from harmful sun damage
May there always be sun
The sun's rays are not only a natural source of vitamin D, but also strong ultraviolet radiation that damages the skin. Especially when it comes to the skin of a child. In order not to give up sun walks, picnics and sea vacations, it is important to think in time about protection from harmful UV radiation (read about what kind of sun protection is needed in the city here).
Modern sunscreens will help protect you and your baby from the sun. Today, cosmetology is actively developing, so you can choose the right care that will protect your skin from several types of sunlight at once.
What are they like?
The sun's rays can be divided into two types - A and B. As a result of the action of the former, free radicals are formed that destroy collagen and elastin fibers - as a result, after exposure to the sun, the skin ages much faster. Also, A-rays can lead to the appearance of malignant formations, for example, melanoma, which damages skin cells. It is from this type of rays that it is important to protect the baby in the first place.
Sun B-rays are less dangerous, but they also require attention and timely skin protection - without it, your baby runs the risk of severe sunburn.
Unfortunately, not all products protect against both types of rays, even if they have a high SPF factor. Therefore, to choose a really effective remedy, always look at the label on the bottle:
SPF is a number that indicates how well the product protects against sunburn (what to do if you are burnt, the expert tells here).
UVB is an abbreviation that indicates that the product also protects against type B rays.
PPD - delayed secondary pigmentation, the maximum level of which is 42. This indicates that during the period when the product is applied to the skin, the UVA protection barrier is 42% stronger than without the application.
UVA - a product with this sign is able to protect the skin from ultraviolet A rays.
What to choose?
You should always choose a remedy for protecting your baby from the sun, focusing on his individual characteristics. The degree of protection will depend on which phototype your child belongs to. In total, seven phototypes are distinguished - the first includes people with the lightest and most sensitive skin, and the last one includes representatives of dark-skinned races. The darker your skin or your baby's skin, the lower the SPF number on the package can be.
But still, to protect the child from the sun, it is better to choose special cosmetics designed to care and protect the baby's skin. Most often, the SPF factor for such funds ranges from 30 to 50.
Below is a selection of funds that you should pay attention to when going for a walk out of town or on a vacation at sea:
Children's sunscreen aqua cream Ambre Solaire SPF 50, Garnier
This high SPF cream protects against both types of sun rays. And the best part is that it can be easily applied even to damp skin - mothers of babies who like to fiddle in the water will appreciate it! The cream effectively prevents burns and protects the baby's skin for a long time. It can be applied both on the body and on the face.
Price: 365 rub.
Milk for children from three years old Anthelios SPF 50+, La Roche Posay
A product that not only protects against burns and the harmful effects of both types of sunlight, but also prevents allergic reactions to the sun. The milk is easy to apply and does not leave white streaks, but protects for as much as 6 hours in the open sun and is resistant to water for 40 minutes. In addition, the product has been tested by dermatologists and pediatricians, so it can be safely used to protect baby's sensitive skin.
Price: 1650 rub.
Sunscreen natural cream for babies and children Baby & Kids Sun Edelweiss Sunscreen Sensitive Lotion SPF 50, Weleda
The peculiarity of this cream is that, while providing high protection against solar radiation and rays of A and B types, it does not contain chemical filters and even perfume. In addition, the cream has a water-resistant formula and is enriched with mountain edelweiss extract, which protects the sensitive skin of the child. Mineral UV filters in the cream prevent the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, and organic extracts of sunflower and coconut oil protect baby's skin from dehydration.
Price: 918 rub.
Children's waterproof sunscreen for the body Sun For Kids Comfort Cream Anti-Sand Water Resistant SPF50 Wet Skin Application, Lancaster
This cream features a specially water-resistant, sand-resistant formula that makes it very comfortable to use on the beach. In addition, the cream has a high degree of protection against type A and B rays, as well as against infrared radiation. The product spreads perfectly even on damp skin, leaving no streaks or streaks.
Price: 1890 rub
Sunscreen for children Bronzeada, LibreDerm
This product is suitable for complex protection of the delicate skin of children over 1 year old - it provides immune, antioxidant and high photostable protection of the child's skin from exposure to rays of types A and B. In addition, the composition of the product is enriched with thermal water and saturated fatty acids, therefore it also effectively cares for baby's skin.
Price: 1406 rub.
Whichever remedy you choose, do not forget about the basic rules of exposure to the sun: try to be in the shade from about 12 pm to 4 pm, let your baby drink more clean water and do not forget about hats.
Text: Anya Sherstneva