Three tips from Green People on the best use for sun lotion.
1/ Under-applying a sun lotion will greatly reduce its effectiveness
Charlotte Vøhtz, Founder of Green People says, “It’s really important with Children to apply a generous amount of sunscreen – 10-15ml depending on body size – every 2 hours they are in the sun. Research indicates that under-applying significantly reduces the SPF achieved and the higher the SPF rating the greater the reduction. Under-applying an SPF70 will only offer SPF8.4 and an SPF25 will decrease to SPF5.”
2/ An SPF50 sun lotion only offers 1% more UVB protection that an SPF30… Applied properly, SPF30 filters out 97% of UVB rays, while SPF50 filters out 98%. Even the highest SPF100 only offers 99% protection against UVB rays. It is far more important to apply sun lotions regularly and liberally. It is recognised that UVA rays are responsible for causing much of the long-term damage to the skin, including possible genetic damage to skin cells. The use of very high SPF sun products may exacerbate this problem by encouraging people to spend longer in the sun.
3/ Prickly heat can be caused by mainstream sun lotions which contain Silicones, Siloxanes, Trimethicones and Petrochemicals that act like cling film to prevent the skin from breathing. Green People Organic Children Sun Lotions are suitable for sensitive skin, those prone to skin allergies and who suffer from prickly heat as they are free from irritating chemicals and won’t block the pores.