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Published: 24/07/2016   Last Updated: 28/07/2016  
Tags: Sun-Cream-The-Best-Way-To-Protect-Your-Kids-This-Summer

It’s at this time of year, especially with this hot weather or if you are planning a summer holiday somewhere abroad this year that we turn our attention to making sure that we use the best sun cream to protect our little ones from the suns harmful rays – and it’s not only on sunny days, UVA rays can also penetrate through clouds, so it’s important to apply sun cream, preferably before your child goes out each day.

It’s best to apply a total sun block or a high factor sun cream – 30 plus to your childs skin, making sure that you cover areas such as ears and feet, which sometimes get missed. If your child will be going swimming then you need apply sun cream at least thirty minutes before they swim, so that the cream absorbs into the skin, then reapply once they have been swimming. If you are planning on staying on the beach for a long period then make sure your child wears a UVA protected t-shirt and hat, plus sun cream, taking a UVA resistant tent or parasol is also a really good idea to so that it can offer some respite from the suns powerful rays.

Nichola Lowe, a skin specialist told the Daily Mail that the best types of sun creams to protect against the suns rays are those creams with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide. He also suggests that people buy well-known brands such as Ambre Solaire, Vichy, Vaseline Intensive Care’s range, Piz Buin and Boot’s Soltan because all of these creams have been thoroughly tested.

Marie Claire also carried out their own tests on suncreams, and here are three of their top ten 2016 recommendations:

Ambre Solaire Face Protect SPF30, £12.49

Eve Lom Daily Protection SPF50, £90

Dior Bronze: Beautifying Protective Creme Sublime Glow, SPF 30, £24.50

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Maire Claire

The Daily Mail
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