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Making sure the sun is fun…Whatever the weather

24th July 2019
Posted by Aston Avery

We love the sun. We actually all need sun exposure to create vitamin D and absorb calcium. However it doesn’t take much for fun in the sun to turn into red, painful, stinging, sunburn. A day on the beach, at the park, or at a game can turn sour if you’re not protecting yourself or your children from the sun’s rays.

Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays (UV) can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, yet research from Childs Farm found that only 8% of parents apply sun cream to their kids every 30 minutes. A further 26% said they apply sun cream less than every two hours.

Aston spoke to Cherry Healey, TV presenter and Dr Jennifer Crawley, consultant dermatologist at Childs Farm to discuss the vital importance of fully understanding the use of sun cream with kids, even when it’s not sunny.