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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.

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

Sunscreen tips for parents

Sunscreen tips

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

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

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 more vulnerable. It requires attention and protection.

OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

NEW Sunscreen Spray For Children SPF 50+ 200ml

Avène Sunscreen Spray for children SPF 50+ is a very high protection and 40 minutes water-resistant sunscreen for face and body which has been formulated with a reduced number of chemical filters to respect sensitive skin.

It covers a broad spectrum UVB-UVA protection by using an exclusive combination of active ingredients. The non-greasy texture is quickly absorbed by the skin for even and invisible protection. The convenient 200ml spray bottle makes it very easy to apply.

  • For face and body

  • Light, non-greasy, non-sticky texture

  • Moisturising

  • No white marks

  • Very easy to apply

  • Maximum photostability

  • Water-resistant (40 minutes)

  • Do not use in children 6 months or younger, fragrance free.


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    ALWAYS READ THE LABEL.
    FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR USE.

    SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

    The Great Aussie Picnic:

    Australians have an ongoing love affair with an outdoor lifestyle and most of the public parks in Australia have family picnic areas and free public BBQ facilities to take advantage of, for the ultimate summer meal.


    1. Load up an esky with transportable treats and drinks- don’t forget plenty of water!

    2. Plates, cups, utensils, a cutting board and serviettes.

    3. Something to sit on- a waterproof picnic blanket that you can roll up or fling over your arm will make life easy!

    4. An umbrella or little beach tent for shade.

    5. Remember to be sun smart! Stow SPF 50+ sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses

    6. Don’t forget the fun and games- grab the footy, frisbee or cricket set.

    SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

    Summer is the best time to get outdoors with the family.

    The weather is warmer, and the days are longer, so always remember your sun protection and enjoy all that summer has to offer.

    1.Picnic in the park with family and friends


    2.Head down to the beach for a swim and build sand castles


    3.Camp out under the stars- even if it’s just in the backyard


    4. Cultivate green thumbs and get the kids involved in the garden


    5. Go for a walk in one of our beautiful national parks or along the many coastal tracks

    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 year1.

    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 weekend2.



    How to apply their sun care

    Applying sun protection correctly is essential.
    You just have to know how.

    How to apply their sun care

    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 (area 2-11).*
    6 sprays on the face. Spray in your hands first and then apply on the face.*

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


    *Don't forget: Reducing these quantities will significantly 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: Wear the right clothes

    When it comes to picking your child's outfit for the day, think protection. Here are some sun safe habits to adopt!

  • Go for clothing that covers their arms and legs

  • Slap on SPF 50+, broad spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen

  • Wear a broad-brimmed hat and sunglasses with Australian Standard AS/NZS 1067:2003

  • Where possible, seek shade


  • This sun-safe combo will protect your shoulders, head and eyes.

    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: Apply sun protection

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

    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.

    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

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    The most dangerous time for sun exposure is 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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    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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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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    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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    After sunburn has faded, are only painful memories left behind?

    False

    Repeated sunburn can increase the risk of some skin cancers.

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    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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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

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    TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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    You only need to apply sunscreen 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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    SOURCES

    Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world1:
    https://wiki.cancer.org.au/policy/Position_statement_-_Risks_and_benefits_of_sun_exposure#_ga=2.213888084.1180980544.1535606528-277620224.1535606528


    In Australia, 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 5 teenagers are sunburnt on an average summer weekend2:
    https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer.html" target="_blank">*https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/skin-cancer.html


    According to the Cancer Council, almost half of us are confused about what SPF means3:
    Cancer Council National Sun Protection Survey of 2016/17

    UV Index

    A scale for evaluating the intensity of UV radiation

    The UV Index indicates the intensity of UV radiation when it reaches the Earth's surface.

    The higher the UV Index, the higher your risk of skin damage.

    The UV Index varies depending on several factors:

  • The position of the sun: The higher the sun is in the sky, the more intense the radiation. Intensity varies on the time of day but peaks between 10am and 2pm, and is at it's peak at "Solar Noon"

  • Altitude : The higher you are, the more intense UV radiation becomes.

  • Latitude : UV radiation intensifies the closer you are to the equator.

  • Cloud cover : Cloud cover does not protect from UV radiation.

  • Reflection : UV rays are reflected with more or less intensity depending on the surface.

  • Grass: 3% of UV rays are reflected
    Water: 5% to 20%
    Sand: 15%
    Snow: 70%
    Ice: 90%

    UV Index

    A scale for evaluating the intensity of UV radiation

    The UV Index indicates the intensity of UV radiation when it reaches the Earth's surface.

    The higher the UV Index, the higher your risk of skin damage.

    The UV Index varies depending on several factors:

  • The position of the sun: The higher the sun is in the sky, the more intense the radiation. Intensity varies on the time of day but peaks between 10am and 2pm, and is at it's peak at "Solar Noon"

  • Altitude : The higher you are, the more intense UV radiation becomes.

  • Latitude : UV radiation intensifies the closer you are to the equator.

  • Cloud cover : Cloud cover does not protect from UV radiation.

  • Reflection : UV rays are reflected with more or less intensity depending on the surface.

  • Grass: 3% of UV rays are reflected
    Water: 5% to 20%
    Sand: 15%
    Snow: 70%
    Ice: 90%
    UV Index ?

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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 means3.


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