Sun Facts

Being outdoors during summer is one of life’s great pleasures – especially if you are a child! As UV rays are strongest during summer it doesn’t take much time in the sun for sun burn to occur – so it’s vital that children are protected from the sun during their beach adventures.

Wellbeing in childhood is nurtured when children begin learning how to take care of themselves. Learning to get enough sun and Vitamin D while protecting yourself from too much sun is an important life lesson in wellbeing.

Parents play a key role as children learn much more from what we do than what we say. Research shows that if adults adopt sun protection behaviours children in their care are more likely to do the same. Being a good role model = sun savvy children!

Since most kids get much of their lifetime sun exposure before age 18, taking the right precautions can greatly reduce your child’s chance of developing skin cancer later in life.

Take note: too much sun hurts. Tender young skin can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays in as little as 15 minutes. Yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure. So, if your child’s skin looks “a little pink” today, it may be burned tomorrow morning.

These ‘ouch’ moments are so easy to prevent – Sun Emporium rash shirts, sun suits, sun hats and swimsuits are all crafted from premium UPF 50+ swimwear fabrics, providing defence against 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. Parents enjoy peace of mind as this rating is validated by ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) – the world leader in the science of sun protection.

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Many regions of the world are experiencing climate change as the warmer months of the year are extended. We can see sunlight (visible light) and feel heat (infrared radiation), but UV radiation cannot be seen or felt - so how do we protect our beach babes?

  1. Slip on a shirt and wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible
  2. Slop on some 30+ broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen 20 minutes before going outdoors and then reapply every two hours. Tip – always check the expiry date.
  3. Wear a hat that provides good shade to the face, back of the neck, eyes and ears such as a broad brimmed, legionnaire or bucket hat.
  4. Seek shade whenever possible. Even while in the shade, UV radiation can be reflected and scattered so it is important that children continue to wear a hat, appropriate clothing and sunscreen.
  5. Slide on some sunglasses that are close fitting, wrap around and cover as much of the eye as possible with an EPF (Eye Protection Factor) 10.

This summer be sun smart, play sun smart and stay sun smart in Sun Emporium UV Swimwear!