Many peo­ple think that the sun’s rays in the vel­vet sea­son can no longer have such a neg­a­tive effect on the skin of a child as in sum­mer. How­ev­er, com­pared to the skin of an adult, the skin of a child is thin­ner and more vul­ner­a­ble, weak­ly syn­the­sizes melanin (nat­ur­al pro­tec­tive pig­ment) and, regard­less of the sea­son, when exposed to direct sun­light, is more sus­cep­ti­ble to the neg­a­tive effects of ultra­vi­o­let radi­a­tion. Spe­cial­ized sun­screens with a high degree of pro­tec­tion will help pro­tect del­i­cate baby skin from sun­burn and over­heat­ing.

Why is it important to protect your baby’s skin from UV radiation?

In order for the hol­i­days to bring pos­i­tive emo­tions to chil­dren and their par­ents, it is worth tak­ing care of pro­tect­ing the skin from expo­sure to broad spec­trum UV rays in advance. Remem­ber that the immu­ni­ty of the child’s epi­der­mis is formed before the age of 12 — before this age, chil­dren’s skin is high­ly sen­si­tive, most sus­cep­ti­ble to ultra­vi­o­let radi­a­tion and quick­ly burns. Sun­screens with a max­i­mum degree of pro­tec­tion SPF 50+ will come to the res­cue.

How to choose a good sunscreen for a child?

Chil­dren’s sun­screens are dis­tin­guished by their hypoal­ler­genic com­po­si­tion, water­proof nat­ur­al for­mu­las based on car­ing, soft­en­ing, mois­tur­iz­ing ingre­di­ents and the pres­ence of safe UV-absorb­ing sun­screens. Sun­screens for the lit­tle ones should also be free of alco­hol, chem­i­cal fra­grances, preser­v­a­tives and parabens.

How to use children’s sunscreen correctly?

  • Before using sun­screen on a child’s skin, first test the com­po­si­tion for aller­genic­i­ty: apply a lit­tle prod­uct to the bend of the baby’s elbow — if after 15–20 min­utes red­ness and itch­ing do not occur at the site of use, feel free to apply the prod­uct all over the body.
  • Apply a gen­er­ous amount of baby tan­ning prod­uct 20–30 min­utes before going out­side direct­ly: this is nec­es­sary so that the prod­uct has time to be absorbed and form a pro­tec­tive film on the sur­face of the child’s skin.
  • Pay spe­cial atten­tion to open and pro­trud­ing areas of the body: face, shoul­ders, back, chest, knees and do not for­get about the ears and part­ing on the head.
  • Every 2 hours and after swim­ming, renew the pro­tec­tive lay­er of sun­screen — over time, as well as after con­tact with water, the pho­to­sta­bil­i­ty of SPF fil­ters decreas­es and los­es effec­tive­ness.
  • Be sure to wash off the rem­nants of sun­screen from the baby’s skin upon return­ing home, after a show­er, apply a mois­tur­iz­ing nour­ish­ing cream to restore the hydro-lipid pro­tec­tive man­tle. For the del­i­cate skin of a child, Lipikar Lipid Replen­ish­ing Cleans­ing Gel is suit­able.

Espe­cial­ly for respon­si­ble par­ents who care about the health of their child, the La Roche-Posay brand has devel­oped a line of sun­screens for chil­dren Anthe­lios Der­mo-Pae­di­atrics:

  • Anthe­lios Der­mo-Pedi­atrics Sun­screen Baby Milk for Infants and Chil­dren SPF 50+

Suit­able for del­i­cate chil­dren’s skin of the face and body, has a hypoal­ler­genic com­po­si­tion. Milk pro­vides reli­able pro­tec­tion against UVA / UVB rays. The prod­uct for­mu­la is effec­tive in the open sun up to 6 hours. Suit­able for babies from 6 months. The water resis­tance of the for­mu­la lasts up to 40 min­utes. Shea but­ter and La Roche-Posay ther­mal water addi­tion­al­ly strength­en, soft­en, mois­tur­ize the vul­ner­a­ble epi­der­mis, and sele­ni­um launch­es antiox­i­dant pro­tec­tion that pre­vents the neg­a­tive effects of free rad­i­cals on skin cells.

  • Anthe­lios Der­mo-Pedi­atrics Sun Spray SPF 50+

Invis­i­ble spray, suit­able for hyper­sen­si­tive skin of chil­dren from 3 years. The for­mu­la includes a sys­tem of pow­er­ful Mex­o­plex sun­screens, reli­ably pro­tects against UVA / UVB rays, is easy to apply, quick­ly absorbed, leav­ing no residue.

  • Anthe­lios Der­mo-Pedi­atrics Sun­screen Gel with SPF 50+ Wet Skin Tech­nol­o­gy for Chil­dren’s Face and Body

The hypoal­ler­genic for­mu­la of the gel is based on the Vet­skin tech­nol­o­gy, which allows you to apply the prod­uct even on wet skin, pro­vid­ing high pho­to­stable pro­tec­tion from ultra­vi­o­let A and B and pre­vent­ing oxida­tive stress. Ultra water­proof, suit­able for the face and body of a child from 3 years old.

  • Anthe­lios Der­mo-Pedi­atrics Sun­screen Mois­ture Milk SPF 50+

Milk has a water­proof, hypoal­ler­genic for­mu­la based on La Roche-Posay ther­mal water and Mex­o­plex sun­screens, mois­tur­izes the skin, pro­tects against UVA / UVB rays, suit­able for chil­dren from 3 years old.