Sun protection for children: These funds perform well

Stiftung Warentest has tested 17 sun protection products for children. Price cheap products from discount stores, the winner of the test are. Also drugstore brands perform well.

The ultra violet rays of the sun can cause not only sunburn, but in the long run, skin cancer and skin early ageing. Already in the Childhood it is necessary, therefore, to protect the skin against the sun.

Test took 17 children’s products in different formulations, such as sun milk, lotion, gel, foam and spray under the magnifying glass. The best “very good” cut the cheap own brands of discounters Lidl and Aldi, as well as the drugstore chains Müller and Rossmann. Classic pharmacy brands like Ladival, Eucerin, La Roche-Posay and Avène got a "gut". It is the most expensive sunscreen in the Test drops: As "mangelhaft" scales test were just a Bio-product of Eco Cosmetics, because the UVA protection was not sufficient.

Stiftung Warentest stayed in the comparison of, among other things, whether the products comply with the specified protection, how well you can apply and whether they provide for the children skin with moisture.

Tips für sun protection in children

  • Babies should not be best at all exposed to direct summer sun.
  • The most important is sun protection for all children is the shade, a hat and tightly woven clothing. A sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor 30, or better yet, 50 or 50 comes .
  • UVA and UVB radiation can cause cell mutations, before it comes to a redness of the skin. A tan shows that already in the cell repair mechanisms and the skin is damaged.
  • The more often you suffers a sunburns, especially in childhood, the greater the subsequent risk of skin cancer is.
  • When Applying the sun protection product does not save: For the whole body with a size of 1.80 meters, you need about three tablespoons of sunscreen for children correspondingly less.
  • If supplements are chosen mineral or chemical UV-filters, is of secondary importance. Ökotest advises the use of mineral Filters.
  • In the case of Sprays, the agent should not be sprayed in the Hand, in the face to prevent Inhalation.
  • Over the course of the day again and again reapply. This is especially after bathing, Drying, or heavy sweating is important, even in the case of "wasserfest" or "extra wasserfest" declared preparations.

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