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How to protect your children from harmful sun-rays

Posted by Biobella.gr 17/06/2019 0 Comment(s) Health - Well Being,

 

 

The truth is that year by year, the sun is particularly harmful to the skin, but also to health in general. Children's sensitive skin needs special care and protection and it is especially important at this sensitive age not to get burned by the sun, given that there are a number of very effective methods of protecting them from the sun.

 

According to the skincancer organization, (http://www.skincancer.org), parents should be particularly careful about the exposure of their children to the sun. Many parents do not know the best ways to protect their young children from the sun.

Below, follow the recommendations of the American Cancer Institute for infants and very young children.

Infants 0-6 months old
Infants under 6 months of age should stay away from the sun. Their skin is very sensitive to sunscreen. An infant's skin has a little melanin, the pigment that gives color to the skin, hair and eyes and provides some sun protection. Therefore, babies are particularly sensitive to the harmful effects of the sun.
• Even in the car, you need to put a shade on the windows so the sun does not hit the baby directly on his seat. Even better, if possible, install windows with a special shading filter and UV protection (there are types that reach 100% protection against ultraviolet radiation without reducing visibility).
• Take a baby ride early in the morning before 10:00 or late afternoon after 17:00 and have the child on a stroller with a protective cover.
• Dress your baby with light clothing covering the arms and legs.
• Choose a wide hat that protects the face, neck and ears of the baby. A baby wearing a hat during the first few months will get used to wearing it in general without complaining.

Babies 6-12 months old
From this age on, it's safe to use sunscreen for your baby. Choose a wide range sunscreen with a SPF 15 protection mark in areas of skin that are uncovered, such as the baby's hands. Many companies also have sunless "tear-free" sunscreen so as not to bother the baby in the eyes.
• If using sunscreen, do not put it directly on the baby's face. Put it first in your hand and apply the sunscreen to the face of the child.
• Most importantly, remember to put sunscreen on your child for 30 minutes before going out and resting at most every two hours, or after swimming, or sweating a lot.

Toddlers / Preschool Age
Protecting infants from the sun requires a little more thought and effort. It is important to educate the child to take care of himself.
• Look for wide-range sunscreens with a SPF 15. Protective marker: Those that are water-resistant and spray-resistant are a good choice for young children who do not usually sit quietly to apply sunscreen, but never spray them directly on the face .
• Make sure your child has learned to sit in the shade 10 am. and 4 pm Check out the outdoor area where your child is playing to make sure there is enough shade.
• Make sure the infants are covered with their clothes. Cotton clothes with long sleeves are cool and comfortable, and also highly protective.
• Do not forget about hats and sunglasses. Choose a hat with a wide visor that protects the face, neck and ears of the child.

By following the tips above and choosing natural-organic products, with natural metal filters (without parabens-Vaseline-Silicone), you protect your children's sensitive skin from harmful sun rays in the most effective way.

 

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