Getting sunscreen on kids isn't always easy, but it's really important. Young skin is especially sensitive to sunburn and studies show the link between childhood sunburn and a higher risk of skin cancer later in life.
Summer skin care can be confusing – we know we should be putting on sunscreen everyday, but then what about moisturiser? Do we put on that too? Does it go on first? Or after? And what about primer?
Despite the sun safe messages red, painful and even blistered skin from sunburn is still common in the NZ summer. But sunburn isn't just a temporary inconvenience, it can have long-term effects.
There's been a lot of chat recently about the effectiveness and safety of sunscreen ingredients. Our experienced dermatology nurse Susan explains the science.