Summer weather and kids skin

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lizzib45's picture
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Summer weather and kids skin

Summer is here and only getting hotter in So. Cal. Tommys face has been almost bumpy pink lately by end of the day. So I think its just more dry than normal. I did buy the Calif Baby lotion and over night it clears it right up. But he is demanding to be outside every second of the day! My mom has been doing a decent job slathering him with sunscreen but I am wondering if the sunscreen is too drying?? Oh and as much sunscreen as he gets he is getting a wicked farmers tan. so funny! But any good moisturizing sun screens you know of or other ideas to try?

KatieWillis's picture
Joined: 07/01/07
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Hmmm, I'm not sure. My kids only get dry skin in the winter. I like the big chapstick looking sunscreen for faces. You just rub it on like chapstick. It's pretty oily, so I don't think it would be drying.

AimeeS1911's picture
Joined: 02/01/12
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We are not in the summer months yet and lately all we have is pouring rain but with that being said I just use regular generic sunscreens and they do not dry her skin out which is great since she is an eczema child and it makes me nuts!

I read a really interesting article and talked to a doc about the huge increase in vit d deficiency related to the fact that people now are crazy about slathering the sunscreen and staying inseide and as dangerous as it is there is still a need for that good ole sun. I thought that was really interesting since I am also one that now even with myself is very cautious in the sun

UpBeachMom's picture
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I know I'm not "supposed" to say this, but Colin has the most GORGEOUS golden tan already. We slather him in sunscreen, put a hat on him, but he just looks so yummy. He must have a natural ability to tan (unlike me).

Sorry can't help about the dryness - I'm surprised that it'd be drying him out. I can't wait to use it more often on them, because both my kiddo's have a gross dried out "Canadian" look to them right now, and the sunscreen will help.

lizzib45's picture
Joined: 12/06/08
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Julie your funny. Dont get me wrong, kid tans just like me and DH - and he tans easily. Its just the funniest thing on a 22 month old with a farmers tan! But the blonde hair, blue eyes with the tan- kid cant be any cuter! haha! My sister is using some moisturizer- srave or something. I am going to try and find it at target tomorrow. I put some Palmers butter on him tonight. Might try the Calif baby sunscreen instead. Unfortunately skin cancer is very high in my family, so I have to try and keep the UV rays off him as much as possible.