Daily Sunscreen: The Ultimate Good Habit
Daily Sunscreen: The Ultimate Good Skin Habit
When we first had the idea to create a children's skincare range, we pictured our children getting ready for school in the mornings and their little routines. Brushing their teeth, doing their hair, washing their faces and applying sunscreen. We realised even at 7 and 9 (at the time) they were already learning lifelong good skin habits. As we explored the concept of creating the range further, it was important to us that we made products that our children really wanted to use. They had to look good, feel and smell amazing.
We have been talking about the importance of sunscreen since we opened our virtual doors in 2019. In fact, we had always planned for our skincare routine to be a three step process: Cleanse - Moisturise - Protect.
What we didn't realise at the time, was how involved the process of developing an Australian made, TGA approved, high SPF, natural sunscreen was going to be. 18 long months later, we are thrilled to finally complete, what we think, is the perfect first skincare routine for your child.
The Petite Skin Co. SPF 50 Natural Face Sunscreen is a mineral, physical sunscreen, completely free of nasties, with a beautiful vanilla cookie aroma that our kids love. We don't want to brag, but we think it's the nicest smelling sunscreen we have ever used. It's broad spectrum (protection from both UVA and UVB rays) is reef safe and has very little white cast. If you've used natural, zinc based sunscreens before you will know they can be very different from your average supermarket sunscreen. We'll be sharing lots of demonstrations on our socials this week to talk you through how to best incorporate our sunscreen into your child's daily routine.
If your child doesn't currently wear sunscreen everyday, here are a few reasons why we think it's so incredibly important that they start:
Most adult's primary skincare regret is either spending too much time in the sun or not using sunscreen daily, earlier. Sun damage is irreversible, and adults often only realise this when it's too late.
Our children get so much incidental exposure to the sun. The effects of this exposure are accumulative, meaning that every time they walk to school, sit on the bus next to the window or ride their bike without sunscreen, their skin is being damaged.
UV radiation is highest during school hours, so when your child is eating morning tea or playing, a hat just isn't enough protection. Sunscreen applied in the morning and reapplied during the day is a wonderful way to protect their delicate skin.
Alarmingly, Australia and New Zealand have the world's highest incidence of skin cancer. Skin cancer accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed each year. It's a terrifying thought that 2 out of 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer before the age of 70. Thankfully, skin cancer is the most preventable of all cancers, which is why we're so passionate about this topic with our children.