Why your kid should use Sun Protective Clothing?

Let’s do a quick recap!

Do you really know everything about UV rays

The sun produces two types of ultraviolet (UV) radiation that reaches the Earth:

UVA rays

Penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, causing wrinkles, moles, sunspots and skin cancers.

UVB rays

Can cause sunburn, chronic skin damage, precancerous lesions, and skin cancers.

When looking at the weather forecast, don’t forget to check the UV index of your region. In days with high UV (index ≥6), we should avoid intentional sun exposure between 11 am and 5 pm, especially babies and children.

Why is it so important to keep our kids sun safe ?

Children's skin is much more sensitive to sun exposure than adults’ skin, being more vulnerable to sunburn and other sun aggressions. In addition, in the first years of life, the skin contains little melanin, which is the pigment that protects the skin from UV rays, further increasing the risks associated with sun exposure.

Did you know that a severe sunburn in childhood doubles the risk of developing skin cancers in adulthood? That's why it's so important to get children used to a sun protection routine from an early age. Wearing sunscreen, clothing and a hat reduce the risk of all types of skin cancer and premature aging.

Benefits of sun protective clothing

There are different forms of sun protection

Protective clothing

UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, sun hats and sunglasses

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Look for shade

Shade is always a safe option! Beach umbrella, tree, indoor spaces


Broad spectrum sunscreen (for babies older than 6 months)

Clothing with sun protection blocks harmful UV radiation and is the most effective way to protect children. 

Advantages UV clothing vs sunscreen

UV Clothing Sunscreen
The protection provided by the garment is always that indicated by the UPF factor The protection depends on the amount and type of sunscreen applied
Won't wash off while swimming or sweating Apply before and after swimming or sweating
Greater coverage with clothing and less chance for missed spots More skin to cover means greater chance of missing areas
Never needs to be reapplied Needs to be reapplied every 2 hours
Offers protection from the moment we start using the garment Needs to be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure
Kind to skin, avoids skin rashes due to its soft materials Can cause skin reactions due to chemicals