Summer is here, and it's essential to protect our little ones' delicate skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Their skin is thinner than that of adults, and their natural protective mechanisms are not yet fully developed, which makes them more vulnerable to UV rays. Here are some simple tips to put into practice to take care of their skin during sunny days.
1 - Avoid exposure and protect ☼
The best protection for babies is to keep them indoors or adequately protect them when outdoors. It is strongly recommended not to expose babies under 6 months to the sun . For older children, limit their exposure to the sun as much as possible between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and favor shaded paths during walks.
A golden rule: never go out without protection!
2 - Hydrate ☼
To prepare your little ones' skin for the sun's rays, be sure to moisturize it well. Continue to use moisturizing products daily to create a protective barrier and limit skin aggressions. Also remember to regularly refresh their skin and face to avoid tightness. Don't forget to offer them water regularly to maintain good hydration from the inside.
3 - Cover ☼
When you go out with your children, dress them in covering clothes, preferably light and loose . Opt for UV clothing options that provide extra protection. It is essential to cover their head with a wide-brimmed hat that protects their face, ears and neck. Even toddlers can wear sunglasses specially designed for their body shape to protect their sensitive eyes. If you use a stroller, be sure to position it so that your child is in the shade and ensure good air circulation by opening the hood.
4 - Use suitable products ☼
If parts of the skin remain exposed, apply sunscreen to create a protective barrier. Choose products specially designed for babies and children , as they are more suitable and less allergenic. Be sure to regularly apply sunscreen to all exposed areas, including the feet and behind the ears, regardless of weather conditions.
5 - In the evening, rest and sweetness ☼
After a day in the sun, wash your children's skin and hair thoroughly with clean, lukewarm water to remove any cream, salt or chlorine residue. Hydration is always important , so use gentle, moisturizing products suitable for their skin. Offer them a moment of rest and well-being so that they can recharge their batteries.
Hydration is very important. Use our range of products to gently and deeply nourish the skin. Rest, calm and a moment of well-being will be favored to revitalize our little ones.
Pioupiou product advice...
To take care of your little ones' skin after long summer days, use Pioupiou skincare products. Moisturize their face morning and evening with a suitable treatment, use a massage oil before, during and/or after the bath, and protect and relieve weakened areas with a more intense treatment (ideal after-sun).