Exposing your child to too much sun may increase their risk of skin cancer later in life.
Here are some NHS Tips for Sun Safety - continue reading more from the NHS here.
- Encourage your child to play in the shade – for example, under trees – especially between 11am and 3pm, when the sun is at its strongest.
- Keep babies under the age of six months out of direct sunlight, especially around midday.
- Cover exposed parts of your child's skin with sunscreen, even on cloudy or overcast days. Use one that has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or above and is effective against UVA and UVB. Don't forget to apply it to their shoulders, nose, ears, cheeks, and the tops of their feet. Reapply often throughout the day.
Make the right choice with sun cream - with Tropic’s no-negotiations ban on harmful chemicals, you can have total confidence that your sun care is ultra-gentle - both to your skin and the planet.
You won’t find oxybenzone - a chemical which the EWG have linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage - in Tropic’s sun care range! Our broad spectrum, mineral sunscreens use only the safest and cleanest ingredients to protect your skin as well as the environment.
The EWG have found zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to be the safest active ingredients which can be used in sunscreens - both for your skin and the environment. Tropic’s range of mineral sun care combines these active ingredients with plant extracts to protect against UV rays and help prevent skin ageing.