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EVERYTHING YOU
NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT THE SUN
AND YOUR CHILD

BETTER EDUCATION FOR BETTER PROTECTION.

Children are little explorers who are never afraid to rush into the next adventure. The smallest ray of sunshine is the only invitation they need to run outside to play.
But in their enthusiasm, they don't realize that the sun doesn't always play nice. It can even be dangerous.

25 YEARS OF EXPERTISE

For over 25 years, Eau Thermale Avène has been dedicated to providing the best Sun Care for maximum protection of your children's sensitive skin.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

WHY DO THEY REACT DIFFERENTLY TO THE SUN?

- The upper epidermal layer in a child's skin is finer than that of an adult’s.

- Children are still growing. Their body isn't yet resistant to the sun's attacks.

- Their skin is very reactive to the products they use. Children need sun protection designed for their age and their sensitive skin.

BENEFITS OF THE SUN

The Sun definitely has benefits for your children!

BENEFITS OF THE SUN

Stronger bones

UVB rays promote vitamin D synthesis to strengthen your children's bones.

10 minutes is all they need.
If your children are exposed to the sun for about 10 minutes, two or three times a week, that's enough to supply their vitamin D needs.

BENEFITS OF THE SUN

Be in top form

No more sluggishness!
The Sun has a positive effect on their emotional state.

Sun exposure influences their sleep and mood. It gives them energy and vitality!

RISKS OF SUN EXPOSURE

The Sun isn't always on your child's side, it can cause serious harm if they are exposed to the rays for too long.

RISKS OF SUN EXPOSURE

Ouch...
Heatstroke

« It's blazing hot! »
Too much time in the sun, and oops, their body overheats.

This is a case of heatstroke.
It causes a rise in body temperature, which can exceed 40°C. It is triggered by infrared rays.

What are the signs?
If your children complain of headaches and you observe redness...
It's probably heatstroke.
If the symptoms persist, consult a doctor.

RISKS OF SUN EXPOSURE

Ouch...
Sunburn

All it takes is a moment of forgetfulness and look what happens...

Sunburn.
This is caused by 80% UVB and 20% UVA rays.
Its maximum intensity is between 12 and 24 hours and lasts for approximately 72 hours.

Sunburn is more than just red marks on the skin. Repeat occurrences can be dangerous. Don't underestimate them. Remain vigilant and follow our sun exposure rules.

RISKS OF SUN EXPOSURE

Not cool... Long-term
effects

Children hardly ever think about the future... And they certainly don't think decades ahead! So, it's up to the parents to be vigilant: a child exposed to the Sun without protection has a greater risk of developing skin cancer as an adult. Remain vigilant and follow our sun exposure rules.

OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

A child's skin is younger and therefore more vulnerable. It requires extra special attention and protection.

OUR SUN CARE PRODUCTS

What's the best sun care for your children?

DÉDIÉE AUX PEAUX SENSIBLES

Choose our sun care products with very high SPF, specially developed for their sensitive skin.

Discover the Lotion for Children SPF 50+

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Découvrez le Spray Enfant SPF 50+.

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Characteristics?
- They provide extremely broad-spectrum UVB-UVA protection.
- They are formulated fragrance-free for optimum tolerance.
- They are water-resistant.

How to apply their sun care

Using sun cream is good... Applying it correctly is even better!

Comment appliquer son soin solaire ?

... You just have to learn how!

Apply the sun care product 20 minutes before sun exposure.

In order to obtain the level of protection claimed, apply it in sufficient amounts (2 mg for every 2cm2 of skin) as indicated below:

With a capped tube:
- Apply 1 finger of sun care product to your child's face and neck.*
- Apply 2 fingers of sun care product to each area of the body indicated.*

With a spray:
- Apply 6 to 8 sprays on each area of their body.*

Remember to reapply frequently to maintain protection, especially they've been swimming, perspiring or after drying off their skin.

**Reducing this dosage will significantly reduce your level of protection.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

These rules are essential to enable your children to enjoy the sun without danger.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

Time of day
is important.

« When can they go play in the sun? »
The higher the position of the sun in the sky, the more intense the UV rays.

This intensity reaches its peak around "solar noon", in other words, between 12 pm and 4 pm.
They should therefore not be exposed to the sun during this time of day.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

Clothing.

« What should they wear to protect them from the sun? »

When out in the sun, children should protect:
- Their eyes with sunglasses.
- Their head with a wide-brimmed.
- Their shoulders with a T-shirt.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

hydrated and in the shade.

« I'm thirsty! »
In the sun, they get hot quickly and their throat begins to feel dry.

It is very important that children drink a lot of water during sun exposure to prevent dehydration. Opt for shady areas, under the trees or an umbrella.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

No direct exposure.

« Can they be exposed to the sun? »
Some children are more sensitive to heat and UV rays than others...

Babies and young children should never be exposed to direct sunlight.

Overexposure to the sun can cause serious harm to your health.

SUN EXPOSURE RULES

Apply sun protection.

« What's the most effective technique? »

Get all our tips for correctly applying sun care and offer your children better protection!

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To maintain optimal sun protection, reapply the product frequently, especially after they have:
- perspired,
- swam,
- or after they’ve wiped their skin dry.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

It's time to focus on the right habits

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

A vulnerable
target.

At school during recess, at the park on weekends...Your children are very often exposed to the sun.

Their skin is still fragile and therefore more vulnerable to sun damage if it isn't protected correctly.

Children stay outside for an average of 10 hours per week when they're at school.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

Make it
a habit.

Today's children are the adults of tomorrow. So it is important to teach them the right sun protection practices, from a very young age. A better-informed child will adopt the right habits.

50 to 80% of total sun exposure in a lifetime takes place before age 18.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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Is the most dangerous time for sun exposure between 10 am and 12 pm?

False

The period between 12 pm and 4 pm is the hottest. Avoid sun exposure during this time.

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Does the sun contribute to bone growth?

True

UVB rays promote synthesis of vitamin D, which plays a role in bone calcification.

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After sunburn has disappeared, will only bad memories be left behind?

False

Repeated sunburn can double the risk of melanoma.

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Is applying sun cream all you need for sun protection?

False

Sun cream is essential, but your child must also be equipped with a T-shirt, wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. All our sun exposure rules. nos règles d'exposition.

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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Do you apply sun cream just once during sun exposure?

False

Reapply for continued protection especially after perspiring, swimming or towel-drying skin. It is also important to apply sun protection 20 minutes before sun exposure.

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OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Take action today,
for the future

An eco-responsible approach with a long-term commitment. Sun care products are a public health matter and also of environmental concern.

We are therefore committed to taking up this dual challenge: to offer optimal UVB-UVA protection while minimizing our impact on the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

«WE'RE JUST AS CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING UNDER THE SURFACE OF OUR OCEANS AS WE ARE ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THE SURFACE OF YOUR SKIN...»

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

A responsible
brand

From raw materials to finished product, from formulation to packaging, our Sun Care products meet the highest standards of quality, efficacy and safety.

What does this mean ?
- Ingredients rigorously selected for their safety and efficacy.
- Tests of efficacy and tolerance under dermatological control.
- A voluntary approach to reduce our ecological footprint.
- Grouping of transportation to reduce pollution.
- Post-marketing follow-up on products by our cosmetovigilance department.

In short, these are initiatives that help protect Humankind and the environment.

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Since 2013, Eau Thermale Avène has established an exclusive and long-lasting partnership with the European Skin Cancer Foundation, supporting its actions in the fight against skin cancer.

We therefore support :
- The Sun Pass Project : educational training projects in schools and nurseries.
- The Class Project : training of doctors and dermatologists to screen, diagnose and treat melanoma.

We design educational tools :
- Brochures and posters about the harmful effects of the Sun and the right habits to adopt.
- Games books distributed in pharmacies.

LEARN MORE l'ESCF

OUR SKIN PROTECT OCEAN RESPECT INITIATIVE

Pur projet

Because corals form the foundations of the oceans...
We have partnered with Pur Projet for a socio-environmental program to restore corals and protect the marine ecosystem.
This project is based in Indonesia and enables us to :

- Create and restore coral reefs.
- Develop sustainable coral aquaculture.
- Involve local populations.

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UV INDEX

A scale for Evaluating the riskw
Caused by UV radiation

The uv index expresses the intensity of UV radiation when it reaches the Earth's surface.

The higher the UV index, the higher the risk of skin and eye lesions.

It varies according to several factors:

- The Sun's position : the higher the position of the Sun in the sky, the more intense the radiation. This varies according to time of day. Intensity peaks between 11 am and 4 pm; this is called "solar noon".
- Altitude : the higher we are, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Latitude : UV radiation intensifies the closer we get to the equator.
- Cloud cover : the denser the cloud cover, the more intense UV radiation becomes.
- Reflection : UV rays are reflected with more or less intensity depending on the surface, which emphasizes how dangerous they are.
Grass: 3% of UV rays are reflected.
Water: 5% to 20%.
Sand: 15%.
Snow: 70%.
Ice: 90%.

UV INDEX ?

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A TWOFOLD COMMITMENT

Offer optimal UVB-UVA protection while minimizing our environmental impact.

EVERYTHING YOU
NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT OCEANS

PRESERVE THE OCEANS, FOR OUR PRESENT AND OUR FUTURE.

The seven seas, the big blue...many expressions are used to talk about our oceans. They represent 2/3 of our planet.
The survival of many populations and species depend on them. But their beauty hides another reality: their balance is under threat.

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