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Sunscreens for Baby's and Children's Sensitive Skin

There is strong evidence that sun exposure and sunburn during childhood multiply the risk of one day developing skin cancer, including melanoma

While melanoma still rarely develops before age 20, incidence in children and teens is rising rapidly. The skin of all infants (not just those who have fair skin) is particularly vulnerable to sun damage. This is partly because they haven’t yet developed all the melanin — the natural skin pigment that provides some sun protection — that they will have when they get older.

For best results, apply sunscreen about 15 to 30 minutes before your baby goes outside. Don't forget about ears, around the eyes, hands, feet, shoulders, and behind the neck. Lift up bathing suit straps and apply sunscreen underneath them (in case the straps shift as a baby moves). 

The best way to protect baby's from the sun is to keep them in the shade as much as possible. In addition, dress your baby in protective, lightweight clothing that fully covers the arms and legs, a hat with a brim and sunglasses. Make sure he or she doesn't get overheated. You can also provide shade for your baby by using an umbrella or pop-up tent.

No Chemical Sunscreens

Chemical filter sunscreens were developed for their ease of use and inexpensive ingredients. These products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. T Guide to Sunscreens

Consumer Reports has advised against spraying sunscreen on your baby. The FDA has already determined that sprays can be a fire hazard and potentially cause severe burns if they do catch fire. That’s why they recommend against spraying or being near an open flame.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Dermatology and the Skin Cancer Foundation recommend a water-resistant mineral sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 to younger children’s and baby’s sensitive skin

Mineral sunscreens are made with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, sit on your skin and reflect light and block the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. 

A sunscreen that’s truly safe and effective

Physician formulated Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens are made with the safest UVA and UVB filters - SPF 30 formulas non-nano zinc oxide and SPF 50 formulas non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide and plant-based ingredients. Love Sun Body Sunscreens are the first and only sunscreens in the U.S. certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural, the international standard for organic and natural cosmetics and skincare products.

Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens are recommended for children and babies 6 months or older. All Love Sun Body mineral sunscreen formulas are broad spectrum, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, with no eye stinging ingredients and are 80-minute water resistant. 

Love Sun Body formulas offer truly effective sunscreens, meeting and exceeding the regulatory requirements of the FDA OTC Monograph System and the European Commission’s recommendation on UVA protection. Love Sun Body was also recently given the best score for safety and efficacy by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Love Sun Body sunscreen formulas are certified PETA Cruelty Free & Vegan, NO GMOs, are gluten free and are reef safe.

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