Monday, May 30, 2016

Sunscreen - Part 6

6. Avoid the "sensitive skin" myth for kids. There’s no such thing as sensitive skin sunscreen.

According to two experts Johnston consulted, Perry Romanowski and Patricia Treadwell (a chemist and dermatologist, respectively), there's no such thing as "sensitive skin" — it's simply another marketing term.  Everyone can be irritated by different things.  If a sunscreen is irritating you, it's most likely to be the fragrances or dyes in the sunscreen.

Which touches on the topic of kids: What type of formula should they be using? First off, babies under 6 months of age should not be in the sun at all. Second, sunscreen marketed for babies and children are basically the same as all other sunscreens, they just come in child-friendly packages and scents. "Unless your child needs to smell like a banana to be convinced to wear sunscreen, there's no need to pay more for them,"

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