Summer is upon us, which means it’s time to head to the beach, go on vacation, and enjoy the great outdoors. However, the sweltering heat and blistering sunburns come at the same time. Children and infants are particularly vulnerable to it because their skin has not yet developed as fully as adults. Every parent knows that sunscreen is the first line of defense against painful, vacation-ruining sunburn. You’ve probably heard that you should always wear sunscreen on your body no matter what time of year it is. For infants, the rules are a little less clear.
Choosing the best sunscreen for children and babies can be difficult because each child may react differently to different ingredients, consistency, or application method. More importantly, there isn’t a single kid on the planet who enjoys using sunscreen for any of the reasons listed above.
For your next family vacation, at the very least, make sure that your skincare goes without a hitch. You can protect your baby from the sun’s harmful rays with these sunscreen lotions:
Choose Organic Products:
Choose organic products whenever possible; your skin and your baby’s skin will thank you. Choosing a certified Organic sunscreen is the first step toward protecting your baby healthily and naturally while avoiding the use of chemical products that can harm his health and the environment.
Look for a formula labeled “broad-spectrum” with high SPF:
When protecting your children from the sun, broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is the best option. This ensures that your sunscreen shields you from both UVA and UVB rays, which are both harmful.
Pick a Mineral:
Natural sunscreens are often gentler on children’s sensitive skin. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are two minerals that dermatologists recommend for sun protection because they reflect UV rays and provide a natural barrier against the sun. Mineral sunscreens are also reef-safe, which means you’ll be helping to keep coral-damaging chemicals out of our oceans due to your purchase.
It is best to avoid sunscreens that contain the chemicals avobenzone and oxybenzone because they are more likely than other sunscreen chemicals to irritate the skin.
Go for Easy Applications:
In spite of the fact that sprays are simple to apply, most people do not apply them correctly. In order to get the best results, the nozzle should be about 2 centimeters away from the skin, and you should be able to see the liquid on your skin when you spray it on. Sticks are also popular, but they only work after four passes over each skin area. To summarize, lotions are usually the best option unless you can diligently apply a spray or stick sunscreen.
All life on Earth receives energy from the sun, but the sun also has the potential to cause harm to us. Sunlight is dangerous because of its ultraviolet (UV) rays. In our formative years, we are exposed to the sun for a quarter of our lifetime. Keeping children safe from the sun is essential, especially during the summer months when they spend so much time outside. Keeping an eye on your child’s exposure to the sun can be a challenge.