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Baby & Kids Sun Care

Baby & Kids Sun Care

Baby & Kids Sun Care

Sun Care for Kids A to Z
Learn about sun care for babies and toddlers.

1. Sunscreen is not recommended for children under 6 months.

<The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that infants under 6 months of age avoid direct sun exposure and use sunscreen only on small areas of skin when appropriate clothing and shade are not available.>
Technical Report—Ultraviolet Radiation: A Hazard to Children and Adolescents 2011
2. until the age of 2 years, sun exposure should be minimized by covering up with clothing or using sunscreen.

<Sun exposure should be very minimal as their skin is not yet fully developed>.

<The first line of defense is to protect infants and toddlers from direct sunlight, covering the skin with clothing first, and then applying sunscreen to the remaining unprotected skin>.

<Parents should limit areas of sun exposure by using only inorganic sunscreens (physical blockers)>.
3. use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every two hours from ages 3 to 12 (spray-on sunscreen is dangerous if you have a respiratory condition).

<Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every 2 hours while children are in the sun, and more often if they are swimming or sweating>

<Parents should be mindful of the water resistance time limit on the label and increase the frequency of use as needed when exposed to water.>

<Sunscreen should be applied at a thickness of 2 mm/㎠.>
Pediatric sunscreen and sun safety guidelines. 2015
Children's sun care has been well researched in the literature,
Sun care for childhood skin is just as important as sun care for adults.
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Questions :
Physical sunscreen is recommended over chemical sunscreen for infants (under 1 years old), why?
Answers : 
Infants (under 1 year old) have very few open pores, so there is no concern about sunscreen remaining in their pores, and they have no problem washing off and reapplying physical sunscreen.
However, chemical sunscreens are chemical reactions that disrupt and break down UV rays, so they are not 100% safe for infant skin.
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Questions :
What is a good sun protection factor for children, and is higher better?
Answers : 
We recommend using a product with a sun protection factor(SPF) of 30 or higher, as a factor of 30 provides more than 97% protection. But most importantly, reapply every two hours.
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Questions :

Do I really need to wash my kids' sunscreen off?

How should I wash off my sunscreen?

Answers : 
It's important to apply sunscreen, but it's also important to wash it off. To remove sunscreen, wash it off with a gentle cleanser or, if that's not an option, a baby sunscreen cleansing Tissue, followed by a water rinse.