Why choose the UV50+?
The sun is shining, and with it comes the sun's rays. Since the skin of babies and young children is particularly sensitive and is more easily damaged by UVA and UVB rays, it is important to protect it. Especially knowing that exposure to these rays is the greatest cause of skin cancer and that damage at a young age is the most harmful.
Why are children more at risk?
Newborn babies have not yet developed a skin protection system. In addition, their epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, is thinner. As a result, they are more likely to get sunburned. Sunburns are also more dangerous for children because the surface area of their skin is larger than that of an adult in relation to their body mass. In just 15 minutes, children (and adults) can get sunburned.
What is the best protection?
While sunscreens protect against the sun, the best way to stay out of the sun is to dress or stay in the shade. Hopalo swimwear offers UV50+ protection (the highest protection on the market), combining the benefits of sunscreen and clothing. It is also not recommended to apply sunscreen to babies under 6 months of age without first consulting a health care provider, according to Health Canada.
When does the sun shine the hardest?
The time of day when the sun is strongest is between 12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m., so in the early afternoon. It is recommended to limit exposure between 11 am and 3 pm.
Hats off to the hats!
Hats are the perfect way to protect your little ones neck, head, ears and face. Since it is recommended that babies be protected with clothing as much as possible rather than sunscreen, Hopalo UV50+ hats are a safe and reliable solution. Health Canada recommends wide-brimmed hats (like Hopalo's!).
And the glasses?
Children's eyes can be damaged by the sun. To block UV rays, equip them with the best sunglasses, UV 400, like Hopalo's flexible and polarized sunglasses for ages 3 to 12.
Now that you are all equipped with Hopalo to protect you from the sun, go hop! Into the water!