Stop Assuming Factor 50 Suncream Is Good Enough

Carly King A nanny from Northampton is desperate to raise awareness regarding sun creams!!

☀ It’s that time of year again!!! My lovely suncream post! ☀

Please can we all like and share to spread awareness!

After last years post I’ve had a few people ask me which cream is best to use so I feel it’s a good time to share this now as it’s hot!!!!

So last year I noticed how many children are tanning and burning whilst using suncream and I saw so many people say ‘I used factor 50+ and my child is pink/ red after being in the sun’

So I created the post below… 👇🏼

Earlier today one of my friends came to me saying she had a children’s suncream for her daughter that factor 50+ and she had got sunburn at nursery despite the nursery applying it correctly!

~~~When buying sun cream PLEASE make sure you check the UVA star guide! Ambre Solaire being one of the well-known brands deemed very high protection… 3*** and £7 a bottle, but Asda own brand at £3 is 5*****.~~~

It isn’t all to do with the factor, there is another rating that you need to consider when buying cream, and if that is low, ultraviolet light can get through and damage the skin.

***UVA (Ultra Violet A) protection is key to keeping out the harmful radiation. (The stars you see on the bottle)

SPF (sun protection factors) is the measurement of protection against UVB (Ultra Violet 😎 and is rated on a scale of two to 50+.***

The British Association of dermatologists said: “That’s why it’s important to choose a high SPF as well as a high UVA protection (e.g. a high number of stars).

“Sunscreens that offer both UVA and UVB protection are sometimes called ‘broad spectrum’.

“A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and a UVA rating of 4 or 5 stars is generally considered as a good standard of sun protection in addition to shade and clothing.”

This statement came after the Manchester evening news published my post!

We buy into trusted “quality” brands but reality shows it’s not always in the name! I have been in childcare for 13 years now and I’m very cautious about suncream use and Children burning/ tanning even whilst using spf 50+. This SHOULD NOT be happening!!

My main point for this post is. People assume factor 50 “very high protection” is enough, when in reality these high protection creams should be higher in uva/uvb protection. 3* isn’t sufficient enough!

The British association of dermatologists say “Nowadays there is a vast range of different product types available, including lotions, mousses, sprays and gels. Because of this variation, it is not possible to give a set amount that you should apply that is the same for all products.”

**Please use the link below to BAD for the most accurate information to protect your children’s skin and your own**

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN KEEP WELL HYDRATED AND HAVE REGULAR BREAKS FROM THE SUN AND HEAT ❤

https://www.facebook.com/carly.king.9/posts/10156183117673632

http://www.bad.org.uk/for-the-public/skin-cancer/sunscreen-fact-sheet#applying-sunscreen

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