With the beautiful days, the sun strikes again and it is necessary to think of protecting the fragile skin of your baby. But which cream should you choose for your baby? Today, let’s discover together the criteria to take into account to make the right choice and give your baby the protection he deserves!
What is the best sun cream for baby?
Infants’ skin is very delicate and deserves special attention. It is therefore important to use a sunscreen that is adapted to protect their fragile and very sensitive skin. The sun’s rays can be bad for their eyes, nose and mouth, as well as their skin. When looking to protect your baby from the sun, it is essential to consider the ingredients, the SPF (Sun Protection Factor), the UVA/UVB protection and the composition specific to babies’ needs.
Composition and formulas adapted to the sensitive skin of infants
An excellent sun cream for babies must be specially designed for their sensitive skin. Formulas should be non-comedogenic and fragrance-free to prevent allergic reactions and skin irritation. Also, choose a product that offers extra moisture as the sun can dry out the skin, especially in babies. The indication of “hypoallergenic” on a product is always welcome.
Where can I find information on the brands of products available?
There are specialized sites that offer opinions on the best products for your child. For example, Que Choisir offers an analysis of the toxic substances present in certain cosmetics to help you find a product that is safe for your baby. Similarly, Magicmaman offers its own selections of the best sunscreens for toddlers, and QuelCosmetic displays over 648 products reviewed in detail.
In addition, Cocooncenter® also offers a selection of the best sunscreens for kids, as well as helpful tips on choosing the right product for your child.
What are the risks of toxic substances in some sunscreens?
Some sunscreens may contain potentially harmful ingredients. For example, some sunscreens contain potentially cancer-causing chemical filters that absorb sunlight before it reaches the skin. Commonly used chemical filters include benzophenone-3 (or oxybenzone), titanium dioxide, avobenzone and octinoxate. In addition, some products also contain strong fragrances and nanoparticles that may pose a health hazard.
How to choose a safe sunscreen for your baby?
When choosing a sunscreen for your baby, always look for products that meet all the protection criteria. Check the list of ingredients to make sure they don’t contain toxic substances or highly concentrated fragrances. Also, make sure the product has an SPF of at least 15 and adequate UVA/UVB protection. It’s also best to choose a product with mineral compounds, as they offer excellent protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Finally, choose a product that is water resistant so that your baby can enjoy the sun longer.
Conclusion: how to effectively protect sensitive skin from the sun’s rays
A baby’s skin is very delicate and therefore deserves special attention. It is therefore important to take certain measures into account when buying a sun cream. Look for organic, fragrance-free, non-comedogenic products with formulas suitable for sensitive infant skin and look for mineral compounds such as zinc oxide and titanium oxide. These formulas will provide extra hydration after sun exposure, while providing high protection!