Yes! Summer is almost here and the weather is definitely warming up! And when the sun is out, the skin is out. That means we need to take measures and make sure our skin is well protected from the glorious - but unfortunately, damaging - rays of the sun.
We know that wearing a protective hat/clothing and applying sunscreen during the day are important preventative measures to make sure our families’ skin does not get burned. But did you know SPF only measures protection from UVB rays, which are the rays that cause sunburn? And it doesn't protect the skin 100% - per the Skin Cancer Foundation, an SPF 15 protects 93% and an SPF 30 protects 97% from damaging UVB rays. Also, SPF doesn't protect the skin from UVA, which are the main rays that cause tanning and actually penetrates the skin deeper than UVB rays. For best protection against UVA and UVB, a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen of 15 or higher with zinc oxide and/or titanium oxide as the active ingredient is recommended.
It only takes up to about 20 minutes (sometimes as little as 5 minutes) of unprotected skin in the sun to cause a sunburn and - as well intended as we are - sometimes circumstances make it difficult to reapply sunscreen after two hours and many don't actually apply enough sunscreen to give proper protection.
So what can we do to make sure we protect our kids' skin while they are having fun in the sun all summer long? Considering staying indoors all summer long is NOT an option (how boring!), we suggest making sure you add a protective and restorative treatment product to your child's skin that contains plenty of antioxidants, vitamins and soothing ingredients such as our Cucumber + Grape Baby Oil. This product was strategically formulated with the following premium fruit and vegetable oils to work synergistically and help boost skin protection and soothing:
Cucumber Seed Oil. Cold-pressed cucumber seed oil is rich in moisturizing omega 6 and 9 fatty acids, tocopherols and phytosterols that soothe, protect and replenish skin moisture balance.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil. Cold-pressed red raspberry seed oil is a rich source of moisturizing and healing omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids and provides superior skin protection from its high level of antioxidants and tocopherols.
Cranberry Seed Oil. This oil is exceptionally restorative and moisturizing due to its unique balance of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids and is also known to have the highest level of tocotrienols (a form of vitamin E) than any other fruit or vegetable oil.
Avocado Oil. Rich in vitamins, minerals, oleic acid and essential fatty acids, this nutritious oil has the ability to deeply penetrate skin and provide excellent skin softening and moisturizing benefits.
Look at all of these amazing fruit and veggie ingredients! As you can see, the Cucumber + Grape Baby Oil is so much more than a massage oil for baby - it's a true treatment product that can help replenish your child's skin and provide soothing and healing properties as well.
Here is a tip: also apply the Cucumber + Grape Baby Oil before sunscreen for a smoother application and feel good knowing you are adding on an extra layer of protection with all of the essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants!