Summer is already here! I mean I felt like it was summer in Mumbai right in the middle of February itself with temperatures hitting 38 degrees. Google also proves this to me every morning when it sends me messages not to step out as the UV rays are too strong. Things change with time, but who knew that with time the world would become a hotter place to live in! Well the issue of global warming is affecting us since a few years now, but instead of taking measures to slow it down, our country leaders continue to make developmental plans, which to fulfill, they do not mind chopping off humongous amounts of trees and mangroves that reduce atmospheric Carbon dioxide and prevent larger amounts of greenhouse gases from reaching the atmosphere. I remember when I was a kid, summer vacations would be the best part of the year because we would visit our native towns and play in the sun all day. In my childhood days, I never had a sun stroke or used any kind of sunscreen to stay safe from the sun because in those years, the UV rays weren't able to reach us that easily and there also were enough trees to protect us and reduce the atmospheric heat, but today that is not the case. Now we have this constant confusion on how to save ourselves from the heat and what to use to save our skin from the harmful rays of the sun.
My bigger worry is that if the heat and UV rays affect us as adults so much, then what must they be doing to a child whose skin is so delicate and much thinner than adults, and is still trying to cope up with the different weather changes. Summer means indulging our kids with a number of activities in the sun, but we also want to make sure that they are safe and don't get sunburns or develop allergies or rashes. Till last year I was protective about when to take Aryaa out in the sun since she was really small, but now she is a raging toddler who will not stay in the house when home. With Aryaa, I have been very particular with the products I use for her skin, because her skin is quite sensitive, so when Sebamed invited me and her for the launch of the the Baby Sebamed pH 5.5 SPF 50 Sun Lotion, I was delighted. Aryaa's pediatrician has always recommended Baby Sebamed as the brand is known for it's skin care products for kids with sensitive skin, and this launch is just in time to solve my summer dilemma of what to use for Aryaa's skin to save it from the harmful sun!
The event was educational as well as fun, with loads of activities for the kids including a photo booth set up cause every child loves to pose for the camera these days. Aryaa and me had a fun time posing around with the props.
The highlight of the launch event was our participation in the activity to create a record for the most number of mothers and children below the age of 6 performing yoga in the India Book of Records. Before heading out, I applied the Baby Sebamed pH 5.5 SPF 50 Sun Lotion on Aryaa and her skin actually stayed supple, soft, protected and tan free despite being out in the 12 o clock sun. Aryaa had her share of fun in the sun doing yoga and playing in the ball pool which she loves.
And yes we did create the record! 😊
The reason why the Baby Sebamed pH 5.5 SPF 50 Sun Lotion makes me happy is because it is free from parabens, paraffin and PEG bonds. It is made from high quality, effective ingredients and a pH value of 5.5 thus perfect for baby skin which is 20% thinner than adult skin, and definitely needs products which are not harsh. It also is soap free. Having a pH value of 5.5 helps to maintain a protective UVB cover as well as the value of the hydrolipid film on the skin's surface that protects the skin from external influences like irritants, allergens, pathogens, and also prevents it from drying out, particularly in children’s early years. The Baby Sebamed Sun Lotion has a unique combination of physical and chemical sunscreen, provides 98% UVA protection and also contains 1% vitamin E along with hydrofructol which not only provides sun protection but also moistures the baby skin.
The product gets additional brownie points due to the facts that the packaging is bio degradable, and that the product has not been put through any animal testing.
I take good care of my skin, so nothing but the best for Aryaa's skin as well. The Baby Sebamed pH 5.5 SPF 50 Sun Lotion is definitely going to take care of all my worries this summer! 😊