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EVERYTHING
YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE SUN AND YOUR CHILD

UNDERSTAND IT BETTER. ENJOY IT MORE.

Children are little explorers who are never afraid to rush into the next adventure. The smallest ray of sunshine is the only invitation they need to run outside to play.
But in their enthusiasm, they don't realise that the sun doesn't always play nice. It can even be dangerous.

25 YEARS OF EXPERTISE

For over 25 years, Eau Thermale Avène has been dedicated to providing the best sun care for your children's sensitive skin.

Choose a sunscreen that your child feels comfortable wearing and is easy to apply.

When trying a new sunscreen on children, test it on a small patch of skin first to make sure it is suitable.

From early age, let children practise applying sunscreen so they can develop this skill ready for pre-school and school.

Remember role modelling – children learn best from what they see adults doing.

A child's skin can be very reactive to the products they use. They need sun protection designed for their age and sensitive skin.

OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

A child's skin is younger and therefore more vulnerable. It requires attention and protection.

OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

NEW Sunscreen Spray For Children SPF 50+ 200ml

• For face and body
• Light, non-greasy, non-sticky texture
• Moisturising
• No white marks
• Very easy to apply
• Maximum photostability
• Water resistant (40 minutes)

Suitable for children from 6 months and above, fragrance free.

BENEFITS OF THE SUN

The sun has so many benefits for your children!

BENEFITS OF THE SUN

Organise a picnic for your family

1. Food & Drink - fruit, sandwiches, sweet & savoury treats, water. You may need an esky to keep it all cold.
2. Plates, cups, utensils
3. Picnic blanket
4. Sunsmart gear - Avène Sunscreen, Hats, Sunglasses, sun umbrella
5. Games: frizbee, cricket set, soccer ball

BENEFITS OF THE SUN

Summer is a great time to get outdoors

The weather is warmer and the days are longer. Here are our top family activities for summer: Picnic at the beach or park with family and friends, head down to the beach for a swim and build sand castles, water activities: surfing, swimming, water sports.
Go for a walk in one of our beautiful national parks or along the many costal tracks - Always remember your sun protection.

Risks of Australian sun

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Skin cancer accounts for over 80% of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in Australia each year.*

Risks of Australian sun

SUNBURN

Sunburn is also common on cooler or overcast days, as many people mistakenly believe UV radiation is not as strong.
Sun exposure that doesn't result in burning can still cause damage to skin cells and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Evidence suggests that regular exposure to UV radiation year after year can also lead to skin cancer.

In Australia, 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 teenagers are sunburnt on an average summer weekend.
https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer.html

How to apply their sun care

Applying sun protection is essential. Applying it correctly is even better!
You just have to learn how.

How to apply their sun care

Quick demo

Apply your children's sunscreen 20 minutes before sun exposure. For the best protection, apply it in sufficient amounts (2mg for every 2cm2 of skin) as indicated below:

With a spray:
- Apply 6 to 8 sprays on each area of their body.*

Remember to reapply frequently to maintain protection, especially they've been swimming, sweating or after drying off their skin.

*Dont' forget: Reducing these quantities, will siginificantly reduce your child's level of sun protection.

The rules of sun exposure

These rules are essential so your child can play in the sun safely

Sun exposure rules

Rule #1: Choose the right time

Keep your children in the shade between 10am and 2pm!

"solar noon", is when the sun is at its highest position in the sky. UV rays are at their most intense and therefore most dangerous. You should avoid sun exposure during this time of day.

Sun exposure rules

Rule #2: Apply sun protection

Read all our tips for correctly applying your child's sun care and giving them better protection!

Sun exposure rules

Rule #3: No direct exposure

Some children are more sensitive to heat and UV rays than others. Babies and young children should never be exposed to direct sunlight.

Overexposure to the sun can cause serious harm to your child's health.

Sun exposure rules

Rule #4: Wear the right clothes

When it comes to picking your child outfit for the day, think protection. Here are the essentials:
- Clothing that covers your child's arms and legs
- SPF 50+, broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen
- Broad-brimmed hat
- Sunglasses with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1067:2003
- Seek shade

This winning combo will protect your child's shoulders, head and eyes.

Sun exposure rules

Rule #5: Stay hydrated

"I'm thirsty!"

In the sun, children get hot quickly and their throat begins to feel dry.

It is very important that children drink a lot of water during sun exposure to prevent dehydration. Opt for shady areas, such as under trees, an umbrella or tent.

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

It's time to focus on the right habits you need to teach your children.
They will last a lifetime.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

A vulnerable
target

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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The most dangerous time for sun exposure between 10 am and 12 pm?

False

It's the period between 10am and 2pm. Avoid sun exposure during this peak time.

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The sun contributes to bone growth

True

UVB rays promote synthesis of vitamin D, which plays a role in bone calcification.

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After sunburn has disappeared, will only bad memories be left behind?

False

Repeated sunburn can increase the risk of some skin cancers.

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Applying sunscreen is all you need for sun protection.

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FALSE: Sunscreen is essential, but your child must also be equipped with clothing that covers arms and legs, broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1067:2003
All our sun exposure rules

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You only need to apply sunscreen just once during sun exposure.

False

Reapply at least every 2 hours and after 40 minutes of swimming or sweating, and immediately after towel drying.

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OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Take action today,
for the future

An eco-responsible approach with a long-term commitment. Sun care products are a public health matter and also of environmental concern.

We are therefore committed to taking up this dual challenge: to offer optimal UVB-UVA protection while minimising our impact on the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

« WE'RE JUST AS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING UNDER THE SURFACE OF OUR OCEANS AS WE ARE ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR SKIN...»

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

A responsible brand

From raw materials to finished product, from formulation to packaging, our Sun Care products meet the highest standards of quality, efficacy and safety.

What does this mean ?
- Ingredients rigorously selected for their safety and efficacy.
- Tests of efficacy and tolerance under dermatological control.
- A voluntary approach to reduce our ecological footprint.
- Grouping of transportation to reduce pollution.
- Post-marketing follow-up on products by our cosmetovigilance department.

In short, these are initiatives that help protect Humankind and the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Since 2013, Eau Thermale Avène has established an exclusive and long-lasting partnership with the European Skin Cancer Foundation, supporting its actions in the fight against skin cancer.

We therefore support:
- The Sun Pass Project : educational training projects in schools and nurseries.
- The Class Project : training of doctors and dermatologists to screen, diagnose and treat melanoma.

We design educational tools:
- Brochures and posters about the harmful effects of the Sun and the right habits to adopt.
- Games books distributed in pharmacies.

Find out more about the ESCF

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

PUR PROJET

Because corals form the foundations of the oceans...
We have partnered with Pur Projet for a socio-environmental program to restore corals and protect the marine ecosystem.
This project is based in Indonesia and enables us to:

- Create and restore coral reefs.
- Develop sustainable coral aquaculture.
- Involve local populations.

Learn more about PUR PROJET

UV Index

A scale for evaluating the risk caused by UV radiation...

The UV index expresses the intensity of UV radiation when it reaches the Earth's surface.

The higher the UV index, the higher the risk of skin and eye damage.

This varies according to several factors:

- The Sun's position : the higher the position of the Sun in the sky, the more intense the radiation. This varies according to time of day. Intensity peaks between 11 am and 4 pm; this is called “solar noon”.
- Altitude : the higher we are, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Latitude : UV radiation intensifies the closer we get to the equator.
- Cloud cover : the denser the cloud cover, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Reflection : UV rays are reflected with more or less intensity depending on the surface involved, which emphasises how dangerous they are.
Grass : 3% of UV rays are reflected.
Water : 5% to 20%.
Sand: 15 %.
Snow : 70 %.
Ice : 90 %.

Index UV ?

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SPF 50+
Sun Protection For You

How do you SPF?

Most Australians are taught from a young age to apply sunscreen with high protection SPF 50+ when going outdoors. Yet according to the Cancer Council, almost half of us are confused about what SPF means1.

You may not know what the letters stand for, but everyone knows that SPF keeps our skin safer from sun damage, giving us peace of mind to enjoy precious summer moments with family and friends.

1 Cancer Council National Sun Protection Survey of 2016/17

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