This Teach Kids How to Apply Sunscreen post was sponsored by La Roche-Posay as part of an Influence Central campaign, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Living in Florida, we primarily experience sunshine and summer all year round. Living closer to the beach makes the beach our playground for fun playdates and family outings. Walks on the beach. Protecting my family from the sun is super important to me. Applying sunscreen is like applying moisturizer. We don’t leave home without it. The sun’s rays can be harsh, and it is so important to protect your skin even if you’re just out for a minute to get the mail or run errands to a few stores.
Teach Kids How to Apply Sunscreen
- Teach kids how to take care of their skin.
- Make applying sunscreen part of the morning routine. Apply sunscreen first thing in the morning before you leave the house. Let them know they need sunscreen whenever they are outdoors.
- Teach kids to reapply sunscreen. Little Dude knows to reapply sunscreen while at school or camp to prevent a sunburn. According to the Skin Cancer foundation, just 5 sunburns before the age of 20 can increase the risk of melanoma by a startling +80%.
- Don’t just put sunscreen on them. Teach kids how to be an active participant and teach them how to help apply sunscreen.
I recently tried the My UV Patch App (for ios & Android) by La Roche-Posay on Little Dude. As well as Anthelios 60 Dermo-Kids Sunscreen and Cicaplast Baume B5. The My UV Patch is super cool. It is the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV radiation in real-time to help measure UV exposure and risk in real time. It sends alerts to my iPhone.
Loved how smooth and not sticky La Roche-Posay newest sunscreen just for kids, Anthelios 60 Dermo-Kids is. It’s a sunscreen developed with moms, dermatologists, and pediatricians, and is specifically made with powerful UVA/UVB filters that provide broad spectrum, 80-minute water resistant protection, highly protective ingredients and antioxidants that are effective, safe, and gentle on children’s sensitive skin. (200 ml $19.99, 300 ml $29.99 ). Check it out, it’s available at CVS and Amazon.
How do you teach your kids about the importance of sun protection? Do you teach them how to apply sunscreen?