It wasn’t until I became a mom that I realized and learned the importance of sunscreen. It’s a bit unfortunate because as a young adult I was constantly healing sunburns from spending hours in the sun. I know now the importance of protecting my skin and my kid’s skin with sunscreen.
Many parents forget that sunscreen is a must for kids just like moisturizer is. Our kids are spending a lot of time outdoors and even when the sun isn’t shining the UV rays are still hurting our skin. I have had my battles with finding sunscreens that meet our family’s needs especially our kids. My children have sensitive skin.
I have tried many different sunscreens for kids. I like to use products that are consistent with brands we use regularly because they tend to work best for us. I am open to trying different sunscreens especially when my friends recommend them and if they have natural ingredients. When I purchase sunscreen I look for products that smell good, aren’t greasy, and most importantly get the job done.
It’s crucial to start sun safety early in age consider making sunscreen part of your morning routine.
Here are my family’s top sunscreens for kids.
Do you use sunscreen regularly? What are some of your favorite brands?
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