Protect your children’s skin this summer.
Between the great weather and being on vacation, our kids spend more time in the sun than normal. But the skin of our little ones, just like that of adults, must beproperly protected.
Their skin is much more delicate and vulnerable. The external protective layer of their skin is considerably thinner, which increases the probability that they suffer sunburns and skin lesions.
General skincare for your kids
- Daily hygiene, with a quick bath in warm water and avoiding excess soap, helps to maintain the body’s natural defenses in balance.
- Moisturize their skin after the bath with their skin still slightly damp. Applying moisturizing lotion, cream or body milk is recommended.
- Minimize their exposure to the sun. The sensitivity of children’s dermis increases their risk of melanoma in the future. Avoid sun exposure between the hours of 12 and 4 pm, and always use sunscreen. These habits reduce the probability of skin cancer in the future.
- Sunscreen. To protect children and babies, mineral-based physical sunscreens that reflect the UV radiation and do not allow absorption into the skin are more advisable than chemical-based methods. Moreover, these sunscreens must be applied half hour prior to exposure to the sun and be reapplied every two hours.
- Use of protective clothing. Protect them from direct sun with hats, certified sunglasses and clothing with sun protection, especially in the case of light-colored skin.
Even though we take more precautions in spring and summer when the radiation from the sun is stronger, our children’s skincare is something we should pay attention to all year, with annual visits to the dermatologist to check moles and marks on the skin.
In general, it is also important that you note that babies under six months of age should not be exposed to the sun, since the application of sunscreens to their skin is not advisable.