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26/06/2014

Organic Children sun care giveaway

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So it's officially summer, words which makes us very happy. We are very much an outdoor type of family and intend to make the most of the good weather but this does not mean that we are completely going to throw caution to the wind in terms of skincare especially when it comes to Mr A who has fairly sensitive skin. I personally don't like putting unnecessary chemicals on his skin so I was really happy to hear about Organic Children Sun Lotion made by the lovely Green People. Of course though the product still needed to work, which I can say from our experience it does and in fact I use it as well now as it's non-greasy but moisturising and has no hidden nasties in it.



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I wanted to share some tips about keeping safe in the sun

1. For one the sun is good for us - it provides us with a natural release of Vitamin D which is what our body needs to absorb Calcium. It's also proven to make us feel happier, so do get out when you can but children (and Adults) really do need to have suncream on, plus a summer hat is a must as it projects their face and neck.

2. Take frequent breaks from the sun during the hottest part of the day by moving into the shade every now and then.

3. Put suncream on were you don't expect like the top of your ears, the parting in your hair and the tops of your feet

4. Don't forget your sunglasses as your eyes also need protection from UV rays ( plus the look pretty good too)

5. Stay Hydrated - it's really important to keep drinking water to replace the water loss through sweating, this is particularly important with young children.


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Mr A rocking the shades


Great news, Green People have been kind enough to provide me with a mini "sun care set" for children to giveaway including the Scent Free Sun Lotion and After Sun worth over £27, it's super easy to enter and the giveaway ends on the 7th July




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137 comments:

  1. I use a lot of sunscreen and even the chapstick sunscreen for the lips.

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  2. slap loads of cream on! much thicker than most people think for it to be effective

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  3. My tips are: apply sun lotion at least 10 minutes before going out, always use water resistant sun lotion, wear hat and sunglasses.

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  4. make sure you apply suncream often and especially if in water

    Ashleigh

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  5. always buy top quality suncream

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  6. Put sun cream on before going anywhere and keep topping up especially with children as sensitive skin

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  7. Make sure you apply suncream throughout the day , it doesn't last forever x

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  8. keep out of the sun at the hottest part of the day... suncream is ok, but I prefer to cover up or keep out of the sun

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  9. Don't forget areas such as the tips of ears and soles of feet - otherwise - ouch!

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  10. put the first lot of suncream on before they dress in the morning

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  11. Don't forget a hat! (Melissa H)

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  12. Slip on a T shirt, Slap on a hat and slop on some suncream!!!!

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  13. Wear a huge sun hat to keep the sun off your face.

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  14. don't forget your scalp, ears and back of neck unless wearing a big hat

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  15. always wear a sun hat and sunglasses

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  16. use lots of sunblock especially on head nose and shoulders,the main burn areas

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  17. We go in the morning or late afternoon to avoid the hottest time of the day. We always use long sleeve rash guards. I apply sunscreen on face, ears (important) and behind the neck, and ready to have fun!

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  18. We go out early for fun on a empty beach.

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  19. suncream and a big hat

    KATHY D

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  20. lots of sun cream and drink plenty of water/juice x

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  21. Apply regularly and don't forget underneath the feet and the ears!

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  22. a sun suit and suncream

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  23. Lots of fluid and if little one wont keep a hat on put sun cream in hair

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  24. Sunhat, and sun tan lotion, even if it's cloudy or early in the year

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  25. I like to keep an aloe Vera based gel in the fridge - not for sunburn but to cool down after a hot day x
    Emma x (@beachpebble)

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  26. Try to keep out of the sun at the hottest part of the day!

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  27. sun hat and plenty of suncream x

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  28. debbie godbolt28 June 2014 at 01:44

    put sun cream on at leased 30 mins before you go in the sun and keep reapplying even if its waterproof and throw away old cream as it looses its effectiveness x

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  29. Just plenty of covering up. I like the UV protection swimwear too as the skin can be kept covered but cool. And lots of water to drink too.

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  30. do not take your children onto the beach or for long periods outside in the noon and early afternoon sun- as it is at its most harmful time. leave it until mid afternoon and still obviously wear lots of suncream, make sure it is waterproof and always give them a hat and glasses & cover up their shoulders also re-administer suncream regularly . It might sound extreme but necessary

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  31. My best sun care tip is to allow sun exposure for up to 15 minutes before 11 am and after 3 pm, and for the mid hours, put on light covering clothing to protect from the sun.

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  32. get a gazebo and stay under there when sun at strongest - otherwise use a high factor suncream
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  33. Make out the sun cream is facepaint to make them stay still enough to get it on their faces x

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  34. Put lots of cream on and keep topping it up every few hours

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  35. For kids: wear a hat. For adults: get a moisturiser with SPF so you are always protected if you decide to go for a walk at lunch

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  36. I always make sure the kids have their sunhat

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  37. Stay in the shade when sun is hottest and sun cream might not be effective enough unless reapplied.

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  38. I tend to cover up the kids, I purchased a sun suit as I find putting on lotion tedious plus when we're on holiday abroad my daughter loves the water so rather than slathering her all over I can just put the suit on her and just put lotion on her face, neck, arms and feet. Also we avoid the middle of the day when the sun is at it's strongest

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  39. Use a once a day sun cream applied before going into the sun and stay in the shade as much as possible

    Felicity kelly

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  40. avoid the sun in peak hours of 12pm-3pm and keep topping up on cream

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  41. buy good spf /40+sun factor cream and apply generously on a hot day , try to stay in the shade.

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  42. Always keep re-applying

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  43. wear a sun hat! @Amezeylady

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  44. A good sun hat and uv suit......x

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  45. Apply lotion before you set out and regularly top it up

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  46. Wear a wide brimmed hat and always wear sun cream.

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  47. Slap on the factor 50 before you head outdoors to give it time to sink in! Top it up. Stay out of the mid-day sun. You can still get a nice tan with factor 50 but you'll avoid the lobster look and its a far healthier approach!

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  48. Apply sunscreen in your room before going down to the beach or pool. You are more likely to apply it thoroughly.

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  49. make sure u carry sun cream with you and appy regular

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  50. Remember that sun damage isn't just for summer and wear a moisturiser with SPF all year round (and don't forget your neck, chest and hands!).

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  51. Don't keep it more than 1 summer

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  52. Keep covered during the afternoon! A light long sleeved t-shirt works well for my 11 month old

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  53. dont forget your lips as the sun damages them too

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  54. Use plenty of sun cream and keep it topped up - @Rcd2129 on twitter

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  55. Put cream on little ones before they get dressed in the morning. It's so much easier when you're not battling with their clothes and wriggling, while trying to get out of the house!

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  56. lots of sunscreen a sun hat and keep out of sun between 11 and 3

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  57. re-apply sun protection every couple of hours

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  58. make sure you apply suncream often and especially if in water - leanne w

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  59. Rub all over, even for under clothes x

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  60. Apply sun lotion 15 minutes before sun exposure then immediately upon sun exposure

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  61. Use plenty of sun cream, reapply often, sit in a reasonably shaded area or use a parasol.

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  62. I always carry a small bottle of factor 50 in my bag just in case

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  63. keep sun cream topped up hourly, and try to avoid the midday sun xx

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  64. Avoid midday sun top up regularly on Creams keep hydrated and have fun :)

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  65. If you have to venture out, cover up in loose cotton clothing!

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  66. stay in the shade and drink lots of water

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  67. you should wear sunscreen even if it isnt summer.

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  68. suncream,hat and lots to drink

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  69. Sunscreen, hat and plenty of fluids x

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  70. Spay sun protector for hair onto your hair to stop it burning and going dry and brittle

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  71. Keep topping up the sunscreen :)

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  72. In australia it's slip, slop, slap

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  73. Cover up with sun cream half an hour before going out

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  74. apply sun lotion at regular interval throughout the day, not just once.

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  75. Always apply sun cream at least 10 minutes before going out in the sun

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  76. Drink plenty of water, keep your sun tan lotion topped up and cover up bare skin when sitting in the sun for extended periods of time.

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  77. Remember to reapply so many people only put sun screen on in the morning and wonder why they are burnt by midday.

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  78. Cover up as much as possible and stay in the shade

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  79. Apply sun cream (at least factor 30) regularly through the day and make sure you/your kids wear a hat and tshirt between 11am and 2pm when the sun is at its hottest.

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  80. Use LOADS to sun cream and drink load of liquids, not Tea or coffee / alcohol as it dehydrates you :)

    @jamiecomps

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  81. Regularly put your suncream on and dont forget a lip balm with protection too

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  82. Make sure you reapply consistently throughout the day ...

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  83. Wearing a good hat with large flaps and ofcourse applying sunscream on all skin

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  84. Wear a pretty headscarf to cover had & neck

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  85. Always wear a high factor sunscreen and reapply regularly, don't stay out in the sun too long and keep hydrated :) Natalie Gillham x

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  86. Stay out of the sun at the hottest part of the day

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  87. Wear a sun hat and drink plenty of fluids to keep you hydrated

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  88. Stay out of it as much as possible

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  89. Don't forget the feet

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  90. If your child has eczema which is aggorated by using suncream, put enoilment cream on 10 minutes before applying suncream. It stops eczema rashes breaking out as a reaction to the suncream.

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  91. Apply Sun tan Lotion Plenty and Often.

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  92. Apply frequently throughout the day

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  93. don't stay long in the sun during midday hours

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  94. Never forget your suncream! Which I have well and truly learnt today as I didn't put any on my face, and now my face is like a beetroot and burning! arrgghh!

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  95. Through out your sun cream if you havent used it in the last year as they have sell by dates too

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  96. Use good quality sun lotion & apply regularly. Wear sun hats

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  97. Use good quality sun lotion & apply regularly, & wear sun hats.

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  98. keep hydrated and reapply suncream regularly

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  99. Always wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses,make sure you apply sun cream regularly and try to stay out of the sun between 12.00 p.m and 3.00 p.m

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  100. Keep re-applying

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  101. Wear long clothes and drink plenty

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  102. Top up during the day, wear a hat and don't forget your chapstick

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  103. always wear a sunhat and glasses

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  104. Cover them up and get the cream on early !!

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  105. sun cream applied regularly and a hat for my kids, plenty of shade when needed x

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  106. Stay out of it if you don't want to age your skin!

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  107. Pam Francis Gregory6 July 2014 at 18:54

    Follow the instructions on the sun cream closely

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  108. stay hot out the sun between the hours of 11am - 3pm as this is when the sun is at it's strongest

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  109. Debbie skinner6 July 2014 at 20:03

    Plenty of water and keep children and adults out of the sun between 12 and 3 if possible

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  110. drink water and top up with suncream every two hrs
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  111. Drink plenty of water and apply sun cream before going out into the sun

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  112. Wear a hat. My son has one of those hats with a extra bit that covers the top of his neck too.

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  113. Sun cream on at all times, even when it doesn't look sunny. Really helps with your skin x

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  114. Plenty of water and lots of cream everywhere, remembering tops of ears, partings etc.

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  115. Hats n Suncream (y)

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