The sun is one of the undisputed protagonists of summer , but this does not imply that skin care is limited only and exclusively to that time, especially when it comes to children’s skin . Due precisely to their young age, children have excessively sensitive skin , in the absence of developing a certain resistance to the sun. They are easy to get tanned, but you have to combine it with creams and sunscreen , especially during the summer season. Here are some tricks to take care of children’s skin in summer and why not ?, for the whole year.
When it comes to very young children, sun creams become a good ally, especially those indicated for their age. But experts recommend that you avoid the sun directly and that you also take extreme precautions. Nothing to put the crib or the blanket in the sun, better under the umbrella or in a sheltered place.
Also on the beach, in the pool or if you are on the street at the central hours of the day, it is almost mandatory for babies to wear a hat to protect them, as well as a light shirt if necessary.
SUNSCREENS: WHICH ONE TO BUY?
It is very funny that a little one takes color and manages to turn brown. However, once again the sensitivity of children’s skin is stressed and therefore it is best that they always use sunscreen, especially creams indicated for their age. Which ones to buy? As children, the essential thing is that the creams have a factor 50 protection and that they have UVA and UVB filters.
THE SUNSCREEN MUST BE FACTOR 50 AND WITH UVA AND UVB FILTERS.
Depending on the brands and the places of sale, most have their price around 10 or 20 euros. Even so, the important thing is to buy the one that inspires the most confidence, because with the skin of the little ones you do not play.
Once the cream is obtained, how to apply it? Start with the face , avoiding the eye area, which is protected with sunglasses. Do not forget the neck, the part behind the ears and the nose , which are the most forgotten and the ones that most easily surrender to the sun’s rays. Next, shoulders, arms, belly, legs, and feet! Although they appear brown and the older ones play to bury their feet in the sand, they must be protected.
Normally, due in part to the heat and euphoria that the beach, the pool or the park awakens, children flee from their mothers when they hear the word ‘cream’. However, it is necessary that several applications be made , even when the child is already brown. In this sense, the cream is applied half an hour before going outside , and it must be renewed again every half hour at least, especially when it comes to very young children exposed to the sun or with fair skin.
EFFECTS OF HEAT
The heat is another of the protagonists of the summer and sometimes, of the month of September. For that reason, it is necessary to monitor the effects that it produces on the skin of children: rashes or allergic reactions . Sea water, for those who go to the beach, or sweat itself, for those in the city, are apparently harmless factors that can harm the baby’s epidermis.
SEA WATER AND SWEAT CAN DAMAGE THE SKIN OF OUR CHILDREN
Although above all, the best prevention is to monitor the evolution of our baby’s skin , which will indicate which option is the best to follow.