We all love to see our kids living in the sunshine. It's good for them to play and exercise, get some fresh air and catch some sunshine, so their bodies can make vitamin D. But too much sun exposure can be dangerous. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your kids skin in as little as 15 minutes, even on cloudy or overcast days. With childhood sunburns being the leader in causing skin cancer later in life, we need to ensure our kids are protected from the sun's harmful rays. It doesn't matter if you're heading off for a summer vacation on a sunny beach abroad or you are sticking close to home. UV-protection is absolutely essential whenever your little bandits are out and about.
UV protection is essential
The best way to enjoy the sun safely and protect your little bandit's skin from the sun's harmful UV rays is to use a combination of shade, sunscreen and clothing. Normal summer clothing does not offer adequate protection as the UPF factor of a cotton shirt is around 10, and just 3 if it's wet. Using sunscreen is wise, but it's not always the most practical option, especially for your little wild child.
Particularly at the beach and in and on the water, UV protection is absolutely essential. After all, it doesn't need to be a hot and sunny day for their skin to suffer damage from the sun. Just because it look cloudy, doesn't mean your little bandits can't burn. An overcast sky doesn't block UV rays, while the sand on the beach can reflect the light back up to their skin and increase their exposure. Similarly, water will also reflect UV radiation.
Safe in the sun with BEACH & BANDITS
Thanks to our UPF50+ swimwear, sun safety doesn't have to be a challenge. BEACH & BANDITS swimwear is all created using a high quality fabric that has a natural sun blocking ability because of the tighness of weave in the fabric, which is marked with a UPF rating of 50+, blocking over 97,5% of the suns harmful rays. We ensure that our swimwear has the functionality that parents (like us) want, UV protection, lightweight, breathable and quick drying without comprimising on style. BEACH & BANDITS UPF50+ swimwear will have your little bandits all set for their next salty adventure.
Just as important
Of course, do not forget to apply a broad spectrum sunscreen, with at least SPF30, to any uncovered parts of the skin. Remember to apply it well before your little bandit goes out in the sun and be sure to re-apply it regularly, because activities such as wiping their face, swimming or playing in the sand can rub it off. Want to remain environmentally friendly while also keeping your kids sun safe? Use a biodegradable sunscreen. These products lack the ingredients than can damage coral reefs.
Just as important: limiting the time your little bandits spend in the sun between 10 a.m and 4 p.m and making sure they wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses when the sun is at it harshest.
We are looking forward to enjoy the sunshine with your little bandits!
BEACH & BANDITS