How do you protect your kids from sun damage? It’s especially important for parents to follow a skin care regimen for kids to protect them from the sun. Learn what you must know before your kids go out in the sun.
As children’s skins are delicate and thinner than adults, they are at a greater risk when it comes to harmful agent that can be absorbed through skin.
UVA and UVB
There are two different types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation – Ultraviolet A (long-wave) and ultraviolet B (shortwave) rays.
UVA rays are present throughout the day and these rays penetrate more deeply into our skin and contribute to issues like ageing skin and skin cancer.
UVB rays are the key contributor for sunburn as well as skin cancer and they are the strongest between 10 am to 4 pm. We should try to avoid staying under the sun for more than 30 minutes during this period
Types of Sunscreen
There are two types of sunscreen in the market: Chemical-free sunscreen (also termed as Barrier or Physical sunscreen) and Chemical sunscreen.