There’s nothing kiddies like more
than running around in the sunshine and splashing about in the water.
Isn’t it great that thanks to the array of genuinely natural children’s
skin care products now available, kid’s can have fun in the sun just
the way nature intended?
It’s always tempting with kids to
go for the highest SPF (sun protection factor). But did you know
that SPF30 is NOT double the protection of SPF15? So, for example,
SPF15 offers 93% protection against UVB rays, while SPF30 offers 97%
protection against UVB – only a marginal increase. For children,
an SPF20 -25 should be entirely sufficient.
The most important point with sun protection
and particularly kids is to keep reapplying every couple of hours at
least, or when kids come out of the water or have been rubbed with a
The children’s sun lotions from pioneering
natural beauty companies, such as Green
People and Lavera, are safe, non-greasy, easy to apply and won’t
irritate sensitive skin. In fact, only natural organic sun lotions
are naturally water resistant as they form a layer that reflects the
sun’s rays. They work like an elephant protects itself – by
throwing sand on its skin.
And once they’ve had enough sun shine
for one day, gentle natural
after sun moisturisers
use ingredients such as aloe vera, lavender and marigold to keep children’s
skin cool and calm.
For children who are particularly prone
to allergies, eczema or have sensitive skin, there are ‘no scent’
versions available of natural sun lotions, after sun moisturisers and
body lotions, just to be on the safe side as even some essential oils
can be an irritant to very sensitive skin.
Sadly, the heat can often bring about
bouts of nappy rash in babies. Natural nappy
cream and baby salve products use beeswax to protect against the
dampness that can lead to soreness and use natural anti-irritants to
soothe and calm the skin.
The Convenience Factor
When travelling with little ones it’s
easy to get laden with multitudes of extra luggage. For convenience,
keep products such as Green
People’s multi-purpose Baby Foaming Cleanser
to hand. The light foam removes dirt and grime and dries without
stickiness. Or opt for travel size gift sets – with miniature
moisturisers, salves and baby washes to keep in your travel bag.
And as anyone with kids knows, you
will be prepared for most eventualities with a packet of baby wipes
always to hand! The natural option from Beaming Baby is 100% biodegradable, flushable and totally
chlorine free – containing organic aloe vera and orange blossom to
hydrate and nourish sensitive skin. Or there are also gentle facial
cleansing wipes from Beaming
Baby which have a 90% aloe vera content and are as good on kids as they
are on make up!
Keep the soothing all purpose gel from Z-Gel at easy reach wherever you happen to be this
Summer. This carefully selected synergistic blend of plant extracts
and flower essences will help to heal scratches, cuts and insect bites
on both a physical and an emotional level.
You can pick up all your natural and
organic baby skincare essentials from organic beauty boutique, www.lucyrose.biz. Delivery is speedy and postage and
packing is free of charge so being naturally prepared on holiday really
will be child’s play.