Sun Protection

Summer time has come! The benevolent sun which gives us vitamin D, is also responsible for burns and itches in every age. Treat properly your baby's skin and enjoy your summer without annoying burns and itches!

The active ingredients that should be included in children's sunscreens, according to experts, are:
-zinc oxide
-tethane dioxide
-avobenzone or mexoryl SX
The above elements are ideal for both children and people with sensitive skin. In fact, it is better to choose sunscreen in the form of a cream, with wide range protection and SPF 30+ for use on the beach or in the pool. Waterproof sunscreen is another good idea if children are swimming or playing on the beach for a long time.

The ingredients that should be avoided in children sunscreen are:
-oxybenzone
-Vitamin A (palmitic retinol)
-additional insect repellents
In addition, avoid sprays or powders, as they can cause respiratory problems, as can SPF sunscreens of the 50+ class.

The advice of experts is not to hesitate in the face of the high cost of a quality sunscreen for the child, as this will usually be more viscous, resulting in less use.

Complete sun protection for the child
All children should avoid sun exposure during the hours with the most intense radiation, ie between 10.00 and 16.00.

When putting sunscreen on the child, use a sufficient amount that will cover all exposed areas, including the face (nose, ears), but also the feet and hands. In fact, make sure that the application of sunscreen is done at least half an hour before the child's exposure to the sun, so that it is well absorbed by the skin.

Even though you have chosen a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, don't forget to repeat the application every two hours, even if the day is cloudy or the sunscreen is waterproof. Your child will get wet, sweep, sweat, roll in the sand and the sunscreen will go away before you even realize it.

-If you have a baby under 6 months, you should avoid using sunscreen, which is not recommended for such sensitive skin, and do not expose it to the sun at all.

Only at Fotopharmacy, you can find plenty of sunscreens and brands which can give high quality sun protection always with natural ingredients and baby friendly compositions!