Shiz No One Tells You about children's Sunscreen
SUMMER has arrived before we realized it. If you are like us, you have been quarantined and are ready to started venturing out to enjoy the gorgeous weather ahead. As you know, our daughter has really sensitive skin, so I have had to try every possible sunscreen out there for babies & Children.
***Please consult your doctor when using sunscreen for infants under 6 months. We do not pretend to know better than medical professionals.
What is the difference between baby/children's sunscreen and adult sunscreen? Baby/Children's sunscreen is generally mineral based, which is supposed to cause less irritation. Adult sunscreen is generally chemical based. There are children’s sunscreens out there that contain chemical blockers like avobenzone, oxybenzone and octinoxate. And though the FDA is still in the process of updating its regulations for sunscreen safety, for now, the only two ingredients that have been deemed safe are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
What SPF should I use for my child? From everything I have read, your child should wear at least SPF 30 or higher. You should wear it every day and put it on at least 15 minutes preferably 30 minutes before going outside so the skin has time to absorb the sunscreen.
How often should you reapply sunscreen? Every time you get out of the pool or ocean, dry-off first. Every hour if you are out in the sun or in the water continuously.
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