Marie-Christine has two children aged 3 and 5 years. Despite their sensitive skin, Simon and Jonathan take advantage of the sun and can serenely play on the beach. This is all thanks to their mother's smart habits. Here is her testimonial.
Marie-Christine, what is your relationship with the sun?
I'm lucky enough to live by the sea. I have always thought that the sun is good for your health and well-being… Even after the birth of my children, changing my ways was out of the question. I have taken them to the beach ever since they were very little. However, because their skin is sensitive, I have always been very careful to ensure they do not get sunburn.
So how do you protect them?
To avoid all risk, I use SPF 50 sun protection creams and I simply exercise sound judgement. So, for starters, no sun during the hottest time of the day. Then I protect them with a cotton hat and tee-shirt. Without forgetting to apply sunscreen on a very regular basis (about three times per day). But my biggest concern is when they play at the beach. Because Simon and Jonathan love playing in the water, so far I have always felt obligated to rub them with cream every 10 minutes, which makes my afternoons tedious.
Do you intend to maintain this ritual?
Yes, I still intend to protect as much as ever, but I'm done with buying a tube of cream every two days! So, based on my pharmacist's recommendation, I am going to use water-resistant sun lotion.