3. Apply thoroughly
Ensure that all exposed areas get the protection they need. Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget behind the ears, the back of the neck, the back and shoulders as well as hands and feet, the backs of the arms and the areas at the edges of your child’s swimwear.
The results of Eucerin research² into how effectively sun cream is applied to children were mapped onto an avatar. The research found that, on average, 6.6% of a child’s total body was insufficiently protected in the sun. The red in the diagram below indicates the areas least well covered with sunscreen, and the intensity of redness varies depending on the number of children who were not properly protected in that area.
2 Beiersdorf study `Sunscreen application routine and UV protective behavior of parents’, D. Roggencamp et al, published at 27th EADV Congress 2018 Paris, France. Poster No. P1684. Sample of 17 children and 17 adults who applied the product to their child.