Joel Schlessinger MD - Sun Protection for Babies

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Joel Schlessinger MD addresses the safety concerns of applying sunscreen to babies and offers tips and suggestions for infant sun safety.

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Joel Schlessinger MD - Sun Protection for Babies

  1. 1. Sun ProtectionSUNPROTECTIONFOR BABIES Joel Schlessinger, MDTo schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  2. 2. More and more people are becoming smart about sun protection by wearing sunscreen everyday and reading their sunscreen labels to ensure that they are getting the best protection possible. As the discussion on sun safety continues, people are beginning to wonder about the safety of sunscreen for babies. Here, Dr. Joel Schlessinger addresses some of these concerns and offers advice on how to protect children from the sun.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  3. 3. An article released by the Food and Drug Association in June 2012 suggests that parents should not apply sunscreen to children under the age of six months. According to the article, an infant’s skin is much thinner than an older child or an adult’s, which means chemicals can penetrate a baby’s skin more easily. For this reason, the FDA suggests keeping babies in the shade and out of direct sunlight when possible rather than applying sunscreen.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  4. 4. Many, including the FDA, are concerned about aninfant’s exposure to chemicals that could causeallergic reactions or inflammation. While Dr. JoelSchlessinger agrees that a baby’s skin should not beexposed to unnecessary chemicals, he points outthat there are many chemical-free sunscreens thatwould offer infants sun protection without causingharm or irritation. With chemical-free optionsavailable, Dr. Schlessinger does not think exposingchildren to the sun without protection is necessary.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  5. 5. Zinc oxide, an ingredient found in manysunscreens, is one ingredient that has causedconcerns for the FDA. Dr. Joel Schlessingerpoints out, however, that infants are exposedto zinc oxide through other products withoutconcern from the FDA. Desitin, a commondiaper rash cream, contains zinc oxide andinfants are often exposed to this productwithout reason for concern. With this inmind, Dr. Schlessinger sees no reason toavoid applying safe sunscreens to infants.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  6. 6. Sun Protection Products If you are concerned about exposing your children to chemicals, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends applying a chemical-free sunscreen. One of his favorites is EltaMD UV Pure SPF 47. Not only does this sunscreen contain no harsh chemicals, it is also dye, paraben, fragrance and hormone-free, so it will not cause irritation on your child’s sensitive skin. With this sunscreen you get broad spectrum UV protection with gentle ingredients.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  7. 7. Sun Protection Products Another great sensitive sunscreen option is Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin. Specially formulated for sensitive skin types and children two months and older, this sunscreen is gentle, safe and effective. These easy-to-use and convenient wipes offer UVA/UVB protection without any harsh ingredients and are paraben-free so they won’t irritate sensitive skin.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  8. 8. Sun Protection Products The Vanicream line is one of the top-rated skin care lines for those with sensitive or delicate skin, such as babies. The Vanicream Sunscreen SPF 30 Sensitive is free of dyes, fragrances and sensitizing chemicals so it is ideal for use on small children and infants. With broad spectrum UV protection, you won’t have to worry about sun damage or irritation from chemicals.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  9. 9. Paraben-free Sunscreen When searching for a child-safe sunscreen, there are certain ingredients that you want to avoid. Parabens are preservatives that may have carcinogenic properties so using a paraben-free sunscreen such as EltaMD UV Sport Waterproof SPF 50 for your children is important. This paraben-free formula is gentle and won’t irritate an infant’s skin.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  10. 10. PABA-free Sunscreen Para-aminobenzoic acid is an ingredient that was present in some of the first sunscreens on the market. The ingredient PABA has been shown to cause harmful reactions for those with sensitive skin. PABA-free sunscreens such as La Roche- Posay Anthelios 45 are gentle enough for use by children while still providing broad spectrum coverage to protect against harmful UV rays.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  11. 11. Fragrance-free Sunscreen It’s possible for infants and children to have adverse reactions to fragrances in products. Having the option of a fragrance-free sunscreen enables parents to protect their children’s skin from sun damage without exposing them to potentially irritating ingredients. A fragrance-free sunscreen like SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ Sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection without irritating ingredients so your child will be safe from UV rays and free of irritation.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  12. 12. Sun Protection Tips If you are still concerned about applying sunscreen to your child, be sure to follow these sun protection tips from Dr. Joel Schlessinger to keep your child safe. Always keep your child in the shade and out of direct sunlight. Find shade under trees, umbrellas or in strollers and avoid being out in the sun between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  13. 13. Sun Protection Tips Cover your child, leaving as little skin exposed as possible, to avoid exposing their sensitive skin to the sun. More tightly knit fabrics such as cotton will block more of the UV rays, so cover children in these kinds of fabrics whenever possible.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  14. 14. Sun Protection Tips Use a hat to keep UV rays from reaching your child’s head and face and to keep them cool when in direct sunlight. Dr. Joel Schlessinger likes the Tilley Kids Topper Reversible Hat which has a wide brim that is specially designed to protect a child’s face, ears and neck from UV rays. These hats come in a variety of sizes and styles that fit most children, from newborns up to children 5 years of age.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  15. 15. Sun Protection Tips Be sure that your child remains hydrated when they are in the sun for extended periods of time. Milk, water or juice will keep them from becoming dehydrated and will help avoid the symptoms of too much sun exposure such as exhaustion.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  16. 16. Sun Protection Tips As your children continue to grow, Dr. Joel Schlessinger advises parents to encourage safe sun habits so children learn how to protect themselves against harmful UV radiation. Always apply sunscreen before going outside and because sunscreens are only water resistant for up to two hours, be sure to reapply every few hours.To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen
  17. 17. Here’s how you can find outmore about Dr. Schlessinger.- Facebook http://www.facebook.com/drjoelschlessinger- Twitter http://www.twitter.com/drschlessinger- Blogs http://drjoelschlessinger.com/ http://drjoelschlessinger.wordpress.com/To schedule an appointment call 402-334-7546, or to shop the recommended products in this presentation call402-697-1100 or visit www.LovelySkin.com/sunscreen

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