Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Being Careful in the Sun with Garnier Ambre Solaire Kids

The boys and I don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to the application of suncream, mainly they grumble about it and I try and coax them to stay still long enough for me to apply some!  I am always open to trying new formats because its one battle I would gladly do without.  I love summer, but I do not love getting the boys to wear sunscreen.  I am sure many parents feel exactly the same!  Even giving them the pep talk about sun safety pretty much falls on deaf ears.  They feel young and invincible; they don’t get how much damage the sun can do.  Regardless of how much they complain I always stick to my guns as I realise just how essential it is – my dad has had a few moles removed showing signs of skin cancer and its down to being out in the sun too long without adequate protection.

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Garnier Ambre Solaire sent me two of their Easy Peasy Kids range and I was very grateful to test them out.  The Anti-Sand spray is very clever, we can often be found at a beach somewhere so having suncream that doesn’t itch anymore from sand sticking to the skin is a huge help!  It certainly means a few less complaints from the boys.  The light mist can be lots of fun too; eldest said he was doing suncream graffiti whist spraying pictures on himself!  Making it more exciting did lessen the struggle about using suncream.

The Wet Skin lotion is handy if your children are in and out of the water, you do not need your child completely dry before application.  So you can hopefully coax them over, quickly apply and then let them get on with enjoying time at the beach.  

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I often see children with quite tender red skin; it must be painful and uncomfortable for them.  With products like this making the whole process easier, hopefully more children will be protected from harmful UV rays.

Garnier Ambre Solaire also sent a little booklet with the message Wrap Up, Splat On and Hat.  On particularly hot days I will insist the boys wear a t-shirt if they are playing out, as much as they would like to run around in as little as possible a high-necked t-shirt can help stop UV exposure - even better getting sun safe clothing that are designed specifically with fabrics that block out a higher percentage of UV rays.  Then when applying your Garnier Ambre Solaire Kids don't forget to reapply regularly!  I find it easier to get them to wear a hat if its one the boys really like.  They get lots of nice comments about their palm tree trilby's.

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To read more about these products and staying safe in the sun head over to the Garnier website.

5 comments:

  1. I worry about my kids getting sunburn. It's factor 50 all the way here. My daughter has sensitive skin and tends to come out in hives when it's very hot but the sun lotion really helps with that too. My son gets a beautiful tan regardless (jealous) Love your photos, they look so happy x

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  2. We use factor 50 and received the Garnier stuff, but Maxi had a reaction to it! Dumb eczema!

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  3. We find that using a spray is a lot easier to apply and we always use factor 50.

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  4. Waterproof Factor 50 is a godsend!

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  5. I do like the Ambre Solaire anti sand sun cream, we found it really useful on our holiday. I love the boys trilbys :)

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