Beware of kid’s skin problems this summer
When I was young, every summer my sibling and I spent our vacation at our province in Tarlac. During those times (okay let’s not talk about age here LOL), our barrio doesn’t have electricity yet which means no TV or gadgets. To fight boredom, playing outside was my cousins and I favorite things to do. I’m glad that during that time, the climate is not yet that hot (compared today). As kids, our common problem was having head lice.
Unfortunately the climate now is different. It is not advisable to stay under the sun from 10AM to 4PM.
Since summer is fast approaching, we all have to be aware of the ways to prevent different types of skin diseases that may occur during the summer season. We need to protect ourselves and our kids from these common skin diseases every summer:
- Prickly heat
- Dry skin
- Athlete’s foot
- Dry scalp
My tip is to always put sunscreen on your child before going outside. They will spend more time outside this summer so we better not forget to put a skin protection 15-30 minutes before they go out under the sun (then re-apply every 2 hours). Choose a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Make sure it’s labeled “broad spectrum,” which means it blocks both UVA and UVB sunlight.
I’ve been using Nivea Sunscreen on my face, it’s affordable and have a high SPF of 50, while my son is currently using Dermplus Sunblock with SPF 80.
You can also find more skincare products from leading brands at: http://www.zalora.com.ph/women/beauty/skincare/
Have Fun under the sun this summer everyone!