Be SunSmart with Solace

Being sun smart is an important part of staying healthy and safe, especially for children. Just one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person's chances of developing melanoma later in life.

Solace suncare products are endorsed by CANSA South Africa for SPF protection and proud sponsor of IRONMAN South Africa. Up to SPF50, the non-irritant Solace Sunscreen range contains both UVA & UVB protection to ensure maximum protection against the harmful rays of the sun.

Sun Exposure Protection for Infants 0 to 6 Months

Children should not be getting sunburned at any age. Parents and guardians need to be extra vigilant about sun protection for their infants and toddlers at all times.

Infants under 6 months of age should be kept out of the sun and application of sunscreen should be avoided. Special care should be taken from 10:00 until 15:00 when the Ultraviolet (UV) radiation of the sun is at its most intense.

Babies’ skin is less mature compared to that of older children and adults. Infants also have a higher surface-area to body-weight ratio compared to older children and adults. Both these factors mean that an infant’s exposure to the chemicals in sunscreens may be much greater, increasing the risk of side effects from the sunscreen.

If your baby is younger than 6 months, make sure to them out of direct sunlight. Protect the baby from sun exposure by dressing them in protective clothing, a hat with a brim and sunglasses. Make sure they do not get overheated.

It is always recommended to first test the sunscreen on a small area of skin on the inside of the arm to check for any skin reactions. As with all products, use of any sunscreen should cease immediately if any unusual reaction is observed.


Here are some tips for helping children stay sun smart:

  1. Use sunscreen: Apply Solace a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to all exposed skin, including the face, neck, ears, and hands. Make sure to apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before going outside and reapply every 2 hours, or more often if swimming or sweating. Do not forget to protect ears, noses, lips, and the tops of feet.
  2. To avoid irritating skin and eyes, sunscreens formulated for sensitive skin usually contain inorganic filters, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
  3. Cover up: Choose cool, loose fitting clothes and wraps made from densely woven fabrics. Some fabrics have an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating. The higher the UPF, the greater the protection provided by the fabric. If possible, choose fabrics that are at least UPF15 (good protection), but preferably UPF50 (excellent protection). Wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade the face, neck, and ears. Sunglasses with UV protection can also help protect the eyes. Look for sunglasses that are labelled at least UV400 and are a close fitting, wrap- around style that covers as much of the eye area as possible. Some infant sunglasses have soft elastic to keep them in place. Toy or fashion-labelled sunglasses do not meet the requirements for sunglasses and should not be used for sun protection.
  4. Seek shade: Try to stay in shaded areas, especially during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
  5. Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially during outdoor activities. Watch infants carefully for any warning signs of sunburn or dehydration. These include fussiness, redness and excessive crying.
  6. Consider using a cover for the car windows. Clear auto glass (side windows) usually blocks almost all UVB radiation, but only 21% of UVA radiation.
  7. Set a good example: Be a role model for your child and practice sun safety yourself. Encourage your child to develop good habits for sun protection.
  8. Teach sun safety: Talk to your child about the importance of sun safety and how to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. Help them understand the risks of too much sun exposure, such as sunburn, skin aging, and skin cancer.


Remember, just a few serious sunburns can increase a baby’s risk of skin cancer later in life. Taking simple steps now can go a long way toward protecting the baby from the risks of sun exposure. By following these tips, you can help your child stay sun smart and enjoy outdoor activities safely.

Solace SunCare is a brand that offers a range of sun care products that can help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Our products are designed to provide broad-spectrum protection with an SPF of 30 , 40 and 50, which can help prevent sunburn, premature aging, and skin cancer.

Solace SunCare products are formulated with high-quality ingredients that are safe and gentle on the skin, making them suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Our products are also water-resistant, so you can enjoy outdoor activities without worrying about the sunscreen washing off.



Some of the products that Solace SunCare offers include:

  1. Sunscreen lotion: This is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides SPF 30,  SPF 40, SPF 50 protection against UVA and UVB rays.
  2. After-excess sun: For relief after excess sun exposure. This hydrogel cools and soothes sun-damaged skin.
  3. Lip balm: This is a broad-spectrum lip balm that provides SPF 30 protection to the delicate skin on your lips


By using Solace Sun Care products, you can help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays and enjoy outdoor activities with peace of mind.



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