Sun & Children
Protecting the sensitive baby’s skin
In the summer, children are exposed to the sun for many hours during the day, while playing and doing outdoor activities. Sun is essential for muscles, bones & teeth development, promoting vitamin D production.
However, children’s skin is more vulnerable to sunlight than adults.
As natural self-protection mechanisms are not yet reached maturity, especially in the first years of life, children’s skin is more sensitive and needs special protection during the summer. It is very important to educate your children about the health risks of overexposure to UV radiation.
Here are some tips that help protect effectively your children from the sun.
- Avoid direct sun exposure of babies up to 15 months.
- Use a hat with neck protection or a wide brim, T- shirt and sunglasses and avoid periods of peak sunlight (11:00 a.m. – 16:00 p.m.).
- Apply the sunscreen at home as a part of the preparation for the beach and refresh it every two hours and after swimming, toweling or perspiring.
- Use a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (at least SPF 30) and make sure that protects from UVA radiation (UVA signal)
- Drink a lot of water during the day
- Don’t forget to apply sunscreen at feet, ears and lips
FROIKA has designed Suncare Dermopediatrics SPF 30 & SPF 50+, two products especially for sensitive baby skin that provide equivalent protection against UVA/UVB radiation.