Beach Brella understands the love for sun. However, we also understand the risks that come with UV exposure. It is very important to keep in mind the safety of your children while they play in the sun. Sun exposure is great to receive vitamin D; however, too much sun exposure can be harmful. We have provided you with a few tips on sun safety for your kids to keep in mind.

Wear Sunscreen

It is very important to pick the correct sunscreen, as well as apply it properly. When picking a sunscreen, choose one that claims it is “broad-spectrum”. This means that the sunscreen screens out both UVA and UVB rays. You want to be protected from both types of rays, not just one! You may want to choose a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide for sensitive areas on one’s body, such as nose, ears, and cheeks.

Proper application is equally as important as the type of sunscreen. Sunscreen should be applied about fifteen to twenty minutes prior to sun exposure. This is to make sure that the sunscreen has dried completely and has been absorbed into the skin creating a protective layer. Sunscreen should be reapplied every two hour and after swimming or sweating to make sure that you are staying protected from the sun. Most importantly, make sure you use enough sunscreen to cover all areas. It is better to use too much than too little.

Seek Shade

One of the easiest ways to protect yourself or others from the sun is to escape it. Shade is a great asset for one to use to escape from the sun and protect themselves from the harsh UV rays. Whether the shade is made by the shadow of a building or umbrella, the shade provides a great resting area. Furthermore, shade is crucial for infant and toddlers. These young children have not developed enough melanin yet, causing them to burn easily. Find some shade for your children to protect them from the sun with a children’s beach umbrella, such as our 100% UV protection umbrellas. Shop our collection today!

Stay Hydrated

Playing outside in the sun is great exercise! The sun provides you with light and heat –ideal for outside activities. However, you may start sweating from playing in the sun. Sweating is caused the body trying to regulate your body temperature. Excess amounts of sweating can lead to dehydration. It is important to replenish your body after/while sweating with water to make sure your body is able to work properly.

Wear Sun Protective Clothing

Protect your skin from the harsh UV rays by creating a shield by wearing protective clothing. When searching for protective clothing, you should keep a few things in mind. Pick a fabric that is dark; darker fabrics offer more protection from the sun than lighter fabrics. The thickness of fabric is also important for the level of protection. Lean to a thicker material to give the more protection. If you are able to see your hand through the fabric, it won’t provide much protection. Find the perfect dark, thick fabric protective clothing today to help with sun safety.

Wear Eye Protection

If you are in search for eye protection, look for polarized sunglasses. Polarized lenses reduce the glare from reflecting lights. This glare can be damaging to one’s eyes. Polarized lenses can also help you spot objects more clearly during intense sunlight. Wearing sunglasses also helps protect sensitive areas of one’s face from getting sunburned. You can apply sunscreen to your face to receive protection; however, areas, such as around eyes, are very sensitive, and applying sunscreen to these areas can lead to irritation.

From shade produced by a children’s beach umbrella or polarized sunglasses, it is critical to protect yourself from UV rays. Keep in mind our tips for sun safety for kids the next time you or your family adventures outside. Contact us at 949-494-4554 if you have any questions or would like to learn more!