Sun protection – tips for the kids!

We all know that wearing spf daily is very important for our family. Applying and re-applying on our kids is not always an easy task though… especially with toddlers.

There are four main features of an spf that could make or break the relationship of Spf with your little one.

  1. Traditional cream
  2. Spritz sprayer
  3. Aerosol mist
  4. Stick

The traditional cream often takes the longest to apply and absorb, however, an even coverage and application is hard to miss with this method

The spray which comes out in a spritz is also great for coverage as you can really see the products and bonus is that it will be a little quicker and maybe more fun for the child.

The aerosol mist is most definitely the easiest option as it’s very fast and easy, plus covers larger areas on seconds without its fine spray and even distribution . The only downside is you never really know how much you are using and over all it works out more costly that other creams.

The stick is great for having your child help themselves by reapplying the sun stick to their lips and nose frequently.

If you are out for the day, be it at the beach or just walking around, make sure to follow the guide on your sunscreen. Reapplying generously and frequently is key to having the ultimate protection.

Between 12-4pm the sun is at its highest and UV rays most harmful.

Try to find an SPF that protects against both UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning)

Using a clean makeup brush is a fun way to blend it in to children’s faces.

Some brands thy I find great for adults and children are:

  • la roche posay
  • Cien by lidl
  • Ambre Solaire
  • Avene
  • Vichy
Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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