Children under two years should be kept out of the sun altogether as their skin is too thin and sensitive and the intrinsic protective mechanism of the skin is still in the process of developing. When they get older they should also be taken care of in a particular way. Always apply the best sunscreen available. Australia is a pioneer when it comes to matters of sun protection. The children are introduced into the subject in a playful way. With the slogan “Slip, slop, seek shadow and slide!” they learn how reasonable sun protection works: “Slip” on sun-protective clothing, “slop” on a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15, “slap” on a hat, “seek” shade, “slip” on sunglasses.
Particularly when you have been suffering from severe sunburns a regular visit to your dermatologist is very important. A skin cancer precaution will show us in how far your skin has already been damaged.
Skin cancer, prevention and aftercare