The sun can be a great time for some fun, but the UV rays it gives off are harmful to our skin. Children’s skin is more sensitive than adults’ and they need to wear UPF protection when outside. There are many ways to protect your children from the dangerous effects of the sun: find and apply kids friendly sunscreen, get a hat with UPF protection, take advantage of natural shade or stay in air conditioning as much as possible.
Here are some tips that will hopefully protect your children from those harmful UV rays:
- Get a hat that has UPF protection. Sunscreen is not enough to protect your skin, so make sure you get the necessary UPF protection as well. This will give your child’s head and neck some extra shade from the sun.
- Wear clothes with UPF protection. Not only does wearing good clothing help keep UV rays out of their eyes, but it also protects them against burns in sensitive areas like underarms where sunscreen can’t reach easily or anywhere there are folds in skin – for example on elbows and knees.
- Find natural shades around outdoors spaces such as playgrounds, poolsides and parks – these provide both cover from direct sunlight while still allowing kids to enjoy themselves!
- Stay inside as much as possible during the peak hours of sunlight, from about 11am-to-about-redition. This is when UV rays are strongest and will do the most damage to your skin!
- Find and apply kids friendly sunscreens. Look for sunscreens that are labeled “broad spectrum” or “SPF 50+. These have been tested to be safe and effective.
It’s better to take extra precautions than to be sorry! Have fun and see you at the Sentosa beach!