Protect the child's skin against the sun
By observing these tips, you can optimally protect the child's skin against the sun.
Children under 12 months prefer to stay out of the sun.
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Keep children out of the sun as much as possible, but certainly between 12.00 and 15.00. The solar power is then the strongest in the Netherlands.
Let children play in the shade as much as possible on sunny days. Shadow limits exposure to UV radiation, but does not completely eliminate it. Also in the shade it is important to smear children.
Know that we are also exposed to UV radiation on a cloudy summer's day. Clouds do not stop that radiation completely. Protection is also necessary when it is cloudy.
Let children get used to the sun in the spring. This creates a thickening of the skin that provides natural protection against the sun.
Use an anti-sunburn product for children with a minimum of 30.
Always lubricate your child half an hour before it goes in the sun, so that the sunscreen has had enough time to retreat.
Lubricate sensitive parts such as nose, ears, eyelids, neck and white edges that come under clothing.
Lubricate children every two hours and every time they come out of the water again. Do this even if your child is smeared with a waterproof sunscreen. By playing, drying and sweating a part of the product goes off again.
Get children, even if they are smeared with the highest factor, after a maximum of 3 hours from the sun.
Have your child wear sunglasses with a CE marking, which stops UV radiation. The CE marking is a product label that indicates that the product has been tested according to European specifications and actually protects the eyes.
Clothing offers the best protection against UV radiation in combination with sunscreen products. Put your child in a sun hat or hat and pull him or her a T-shirt.
When there is light burning, aftersun can help the skin recover faster. Aftersun also offers cooling for the skin.
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