Practical advice on protecting baby's skin from the sun

Your child’s skin is immature, which makes it especially sensitive to external aggressions, particularly to the sun and its UV rays. It is important to limit sun exposure, and to protect the skin of children using high protection products which have been developed specifically for them

Avoid exposing young children to the sun during the hours when it is strongest (between 11AM and 4PM).

Protect your child, even in the shade, under an umbrella or during cloudy weather: more than 80% of UV rays penetrate cloud

Mineral filters optimize skin tolerance and are recommended for children and for anyone who presents allergic reactions to chemical filters.

Before the age of 18 years, a teenager will have received about 50% of the solar radiation he will receive throughout his life.

Choose a sun protection product designed specifically for children, preferably containing mineral filters and with a High Sun Protection Factor (SPF) appropriate to his skin type.

Repeat sun protection applications at least every 2 hours during exposure, and after swimming.

Some advice for a better protection
  • It is recommended not to expose children under 3 to the sun.
  • Sunburns are dangerous, especially for babies and children.
  • Reapply the sun protection product at least every 2 hours.
  • Avoid exposing children to the sun during the hours when it is the strongest (between 12 noon and 4 p.m.).
  • Complete sun protection must include a sun lotion, hat, T-shirt and sunglasses.
  • Avoid using perfumes and scented sun protection products that may be photosensitizing.
  • Use sun protection products that are adapted to your child’s skin and the sun conditions (season, time, latitude).
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