Sun Protection & Sunburn Relief

Blue Skies and Sunshine

A combination of a very sunny and warm bank holiday weekend and Sun Awareness Week has led us to write this blog post today. Following the gorgeous heatwave, we have seen a fair few sore red chests and noses in the local area. Whilst we are often much better at equipping our children with hats and suncream, we parents struggle to keep our skin from burning in warmer weather. In fact, studies have found more than one in three Brits have been sunburnt in the last year. And whilst it can cause great discomfort in the short term, there is also dangerous long-term skin damage and an increased risk of skin cancer. Scroll down for some sun protection tips and guidelines for Mother and Children.

If you’ve been caught out by the sunshine this weekend, try using our Soothing Skin Serum to ease sunburnt skin. This Serum is packed full of skin-loving botanicals. This product combines all that is award-winning from our Soothing Skin Salve and adds Rosehip Seed Oil and less Beeswax for use in a pump bottle.

The soothing combination of Tamanu and Safflower Oil encourages wound healing and promotes healthy skin whilst the Rosehip Seed Oil is a widely recognized skin healer.  The serum also has soothing and healing properties from the essential oils Lavender and Roman Chamomile making this product a must-have in the skin care cupboard!

Soothing Skin Serum – Protect & Nourish

Sun protection for parents, the kids and expecting mothers. From March to September, children’s skin should be protected from the sun.

  1. Keep babies under 6 months out of direct sunlight. This especially applies to the strong midday sun.
  2. Encourage the kids to play in the shade between the hours of 11am-3pm when the sun is at its strongest. Avoid this time to be sitting in the sun too.
  3. Suncream should be applied to all exposed skin – even on overcast days! To avoid your skin catching the sun, it is recommended that we apply suncream before we go outside in the sun to ensure the skin has fully absorbed it. By following this up a short while after heading out in the sun. This means all the suncream has been applied in an even layer across the skin. It is also recommended that we apply a top up every two hours. Apply a top up after being in water.
  4. Pick a suncream that is over SPF 15 and protects against UVA and UVB, both of which can cause skin cancer. UVA rays are renowned for causing discolouration which is more common during pregnancy.
  5. The back of the neck, ears and face are often neglected. Use a wide-brimmed hat and plenty of suncream to protect these areas.
  6. Protect your (and your little ones’) eyes! Use sunglasses which protect from harmful lights – make sure they carry the CE mark.

We hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend!

Jen Feltham

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