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Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics

December 4, 2009

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Very thin and permeable, babies’ skin is completely immature and produces neither oil nor melanin. They can therefore not protect themselves from the sun. Babies under one year old should not be exposed to the sun. From the age of 3 until adolescence, the defense system of the skin is set up but is much more fragile than that of an adult. Children’s skin is more exposed to UV rays: a child receives 3 times as more rays than an adult! It is exposed to cellular damage from UVA and sunburn generated by UVB. The cumulative UVB and UVA can lead to individuals developing skin cancer later in life.

For that reason, La Roche-Posay launches a solar protection range especially designed for children: Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics.

Because they have been created for the fragile skin of children, the tolerance of these products has been tested on the most sensitive skins (children and individuals with atopic eczema) under the control of dermatologists and paediatricians, to ensure the highest level of security.

Thanks to the exclusive filtering system with Mexoryl®SX et Mexoryl®XL of ANTHELIOS, this range of products ensures an Ultra Protection UVB/UVA to effectively protect the skin against sunburns but also against invisible damages on the cells’ DNA.

It is well known: repeated bathing, sweating and sand rubbing are characteristics of children’s games. However they contribute to progressively diminish the protective efficacy of sun blocks. To resist all children’s activities, the formulas of the Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics range have undergone all the resistance tests: resistance to water, to sand, and to sweat.

Finally, this range offers a wide choice of textures easy and quick to apply, without greasy or sticky effect. The 50+ SPF Lotion, fluid and fresh, smoothes onto on the skin, and the 50+ SPF Spray, with its ease of application, is a convenient choice for mothers.

To protect your child against the sun, don’t forget to follow a few essential rules.

  • Protect your child with a T-shirt and a hat.
  • Apply to the skin of your child a sun protection with anti-UVA and UVB.
  • Do not expose them to the sun between 1100 and 1600 hrs.
  • Choose a high tolerance product.
  • Apply the sun cream 30 minutes before going outside.
  • Apply the product in a thick layer.
  • Ensure the shoulders, face, nose, ears and neck are suitably covered.
  • Reapply every two hours, especially after swimming, sweating and drying off.
  • Use a sunscreen adapted behavior of children: resistance to water, sand and sweat.
  • Ensure your child drinks regularly as sunlight dehydrates the body.

 

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