Young, sensitive skin is susceptible to the sun’s harmful rays so you and your child must be sun-savvy. Choose a sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and a broad spectrum, which means it blocks out ultraviolet A and B rays.
Sunscreen must be applied at least 30 minutes before your child goes outside and be reapplied every two hours, or after swimming or playing. Don’t forget to apply it to all exposed areas, including the ears, hands and feet. Keep in mind that sunscreen can’t completely block out the sun’s UV rays, so teach your child to wear a hat when outside.
Just like skincare products, sunscreens can also irritate a child’s skin so choose a product that’s specifically designed for children.
Avène Very High Protection Spray for Children SPF50 200ml R295,95
Australian Gold Kids Continuous Spray SPF50 177ml R299,95
Vichy Ideal Soleil High Protection Gentle Milk for Children SPF50 300ml R370
Nivea Sun Kids Caring Roll-on SPF50 50ml R89,95
Labello Sun Protect SPF30 R24,99