How to protect Childern from Sun rayes ?

How to protect children in the sun

  • Always protect fully the sun all children with very pale skin as it will burn easily.
  • Never exposed to direct sunlight and if this happens, use a sunscreen.
  • Ideally, children play in the shade with light clothes, comfortable and suit the environment where they are, and with a hat on.
  • The use of sunscreen should never allow increased time of exposure to sunlight.
  • Never use less than 20cc of sunscreen in children to apply it all over your body.
  • Remember that some sunscreens disappear on contact with water, sweat, rubbing with towels or clothes and during the game.
  • Reapply sunscreen several times while passing day in the sun.
  • Protect children from the sun between 10:00 and 14:00 hours, when the sun’s rays are strongest.
  • They should stay in the shade as much as possible.
  • At Children should be given a sunscreen with a high protection factor

What should I know about sunscreen?
There are several different ways to specify the sun protection factor (SPF) of a product, so remember to check what system is used when you buy a sunscreen. For example, Americans FPS numbers usually double the FPS numbers of European products. That is, a sunblock with an SPF jacket 8 is, in fact, equivalent to an SPF European 4. Always ask the pharmacist if you have questions.

We recommend applying sunscreen several times a day consistently.

Remember that even when it is cloudy, 30-50% of ultraviolet rays reaching us can follow, depending on the amount of cloudiness

How to act in case of sunburn?

  • Always consult a doctor if a young child or baby has sunburn , blisters, severe pain or rash after sun exposure.
  • Calamine lotions cool sunburn.
  • Cool sunburned area with warm water baths (25 ° C.) for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Be careful that the child does not get cold.

Dr. Eric Olesen , specialist in Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stuart Crisp , pediatric specialist, Dr. James Ferguson , a specialist in Dermatology