Dr. Jetske Ultee
Each time I ask myself: what would I want for my skin? What really works? My main motivation is helping people get more beautiful skin. With good advice and no nonsense products.
Datum: Juli 2022
Door: Sanne van den Abeele
We asked Trixie mums and researcher Dr Jetske Ultee for help. What are the tips and tricks to protect your child from the sun? Because while the sun shines without a care, there are a few things to be mindful of!
Apply a new layer of sunscreen every 2 hours, because sunscreen loses its protective power. Be sure to also do this after a splash in the water.
Choose a sunscreen that you and your child both like. This is perhaps the most important thing! It will make you want to use it frequently and without reluctance.
Use sunscreen without perfumes and essential oils, as these can sometimes cause irritation after sun exposure. It is also best to choose a sun cream with one of Ultee’s favourite UV filters: Tinosorb (S, M & A2B), Uvinul A plus, Ensulizole, Mexoryl (SX & XL)
Children up to 6 months should be kept out of the sun and should preferably not use sunscreen. They have a much more sensitive skin than adults, and that skin contains less melanin (and it is melanin that protects against UV radiation).
Babies have more difficulty getting rid of their heat, so the sun is not very pleasant for them. Is there no other way? Then use UV-resistant clothing and a cap! Apply a good sun block to the still unprotected skin.