5 ways to Stay Safe in the Sun

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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. You never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away…

Summer is here and the sun is finally out! But how to cover up from those harmful rays?

1. Choose a protective sunscreen. We recommend toxic free, with no harming chemicals. Learn how to read the ingredients list, to understand which one you should choose. Wiki Knows how.

2. Wear a sunhat to cover exposed areas; nose and cheekbones. A wide brimmed hat can even cover tiny shoulders.

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3. Wear UV swimwear and clothes There’s brands specialising in UV children’s sun protection swimwear for children. See some lovely pieces from the Danish brand Petit Crabe in our post here. Or simply wear clothes. They’ll let a bit sun shine through, but loose kaftans and oversized tees are perfect as cover.

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© Pierrot La Lune

4. Stay out of the sun.
On the sunniest days, look out for trees, sun umbrellas to find a space in the shade -or go indoors. Do a lunch break and a ‘siesta’ to keep out of the sun in the hottest part of the day.

5. After sun care soothes, calms and cools the skin after sun exposure. There natural products of Aloe Vera or get a after sun cream. Make sure there’s no harmful chemicals. And if you think your child just had enough of sun, perhaps choose to avoid the sun the following day.

When we have got the safety issues out of the way, there’s a lot of reasons why you should head out in the lovely weather too. ‘Best is no sunscreen at all for at least 20 minutes, when the sun is low (early morning, late afternoon). This is the only way to get correct levels of Vitamine D, especially if you live in the UK or further up North. We have been brainwashed about skin cancer, really. The pharmaceutical industry has a role to play in this… So protect yourself, but with the good stuff and avoid the 12-3pm exposure time’ said lovely Florence from the Pirouette Blog. And we absolutely agree. We think moderation is the key, to most things.

And on that note we bid you a lovely, sun filled Tuesday!

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