The British Skin Foundation (BSF) says: “For children, we recommend using a sunscreen with a high SPF, like SPF50, as children’s skin is more delicate and more sensitive to burning.”
Why is factor 50 bad for you?
Whilst factor 50 may protect against some of the sun’s harmful rays and sunburn, heat exhaustion and dehydration are also particularly concerning risks for children. Heat exhaustion can quickly turn into heat stroke which can become fatal without treatment.
What factor sunscreen should I use on my child?
Every child needs sun protection. The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that all kids — regardless of their skin tone — wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Which is better factor 50 or factor 30?
But the truth is that higher-SPF products are only marginally better at shielding you from UVB, according to both the EWG and the Skin Cancer Foundation. SPF 30 blocks nearly 97% of UVB radiation, SPF 50 blocks about 98%, and SPF 100 blocks about 99%.
What is the difference between baby and Kid sunscreen?
Baby and kid sunscreens often have the same active ingredients as the adult versions, but with cuter labeling and marketing. Your kids won’t be more protected with a “baby” SPF 30 sunscreen than with a “regular” SPF 30 sunscreen, if both are water-resistant and have the same active ingredients.
Can you tan with SPF 50?
An SPF also means that a certain percentage of skin-aging UVB rays are still allowed to penetrate the skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 3 percent of UVB rays can enter your skin with SPF 30, and 2 percent with SPF 50. This is also how you can still get tan while wearing sunscreen.
Is Factor 30 enough for a child?
What SPF factor sun cream should you use on your child? ‘It depends on the UV index. But as a general rule, if the UV index is above 3, then high factor (SPF 30 or higher) broad spectrum (with UVA protection) is advised,’ says Abbott.
Should my child wear sunscreen everyday?
If you or your child burn easily or are sensitive to sunlight, apply sunscreen on sun-exposed skin every day. … Children who sunburn easily are at greater risk for sun-induced skin damage, and I recommend they use sunscreen every day.