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But that glory comes with a few hazards, and I don’t just mean the wildlife!
While the idea of spending lazy days in the sun and water are tempting, the truth is there is a fair amount of work involved when you’re a parent. Your family’s skin needs protection and looking after to avoid the sunburn and rashes synonymous with Aussie summers.
In particular, children’s skin is often more sensitive to sun and water exposure, so it pays to protect their skin from damage especially during holidays when they tend to be mostly outdoors.
Sunscreens, body washes, bug repellant, sun protection and more. We’ve found 10 of the best products for looking after your family’s summer skin in the gallery below …
SOOV Burn Spray, RRP $17.29
SOOV Burn Spray gives fast relief from the pain of sunburn, minor burns, cuts and grazes. The formula contains a local anaesthetic to relieve pain as well as an antiseptic to protect the skin against infection. SOOV Burn provides a lasting, cooling effect and the gentle spray application will not further irritate sore skin.
SunSense Ultra SPF 50+, RRP from $10.95
An ultra-light formulation that is suitable for everyday use.
A great family sunscreen, SunSense Ultra is easily applied and readily absorbed, with no greasy residue. It provides very high sun protection and moisturising vitamin B3 to help care for your skin.
Avoid eyes. Not to be used on broken skin. In the unlikely event that irritation occurs, wash affected area and discontinue use.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear to further reduce risk. Frequent re-application is required.
Airlie Sun Shelter, RRP $99.95
A sun shelter that’s light weight, easy to carry, can be setup or packed down in seconds by one person and comes in a fun stripe rather than tent colours? Take our $$!
QV Baby Gentle Wash, RRP $10.65
QV Baby Gentle Wash is a baby wash ideal for cleansing the hair and body and rehydrating skin. The lightly foaming, soap-free formula is non-comedogenic and pH-balanced. It is suitable for dry skin, infant skin, and on skin prone to eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Bedhead Swim Hats, RRP from $32.95
Quick drying and Chlorine Resistant – the all new Bedhead Swim Hats protect your child’s skin in and out of the water.
Made of ‘rashie’ style Nylon knit & featuring anti-flop brims – Bedhead boys and girls swim hats are perfect for water play!
Designed and tested in Australia these hats are rated up to UPF50+.
SunSense Daily Face SPF 50+, RRP from $14.95
A light lotion with an oil-free base and sheer tint finish.
Combines the benefits of a moisturiser with the protection of SPF 50+, broad-spectrum sunscreen for everyday use on the face and neck. Suitable for all skin types.
Funky Trunks Toddler Swimsuits, RRP $59.95
Overcoming the battle of sunscreen on your toddler by choosing swimwear with great coverage and UPF safety.
Funky Trunks Toddler suits have got long sleeves, a neck collar and a relaxed comfortable fit to allow your kids to enjoy life outdoors while staying protected from the sun.
Constructed with C-Infinity which provides UV50+ protection from the sun, these suits will save you some of the sunscreen wriggle too!
Minnow Designs Swim Shoes, RRP $39.95-$45.95
These cute Minnow Designs booties are just perfect for keeping little tootsies safe while exploring Australia’s seaside, rock pools, beaches, creeks and rivers. Made from quick-drying neoprene with a thin, flexible rubber sole for more robust beach, boat and water play these little beauties will quick become a must-have in the beach bag!
QV Skin Lotion, RRP $11.42 (250ml)
QV Skin Lotion is designed to soothe and repair dry skin. With a light formula, this lotion is easy to apply to all parts of the body, ideally after a bath or shower.
QV Skin Lotion helps seal in natural moisture for 24 hour hydration. The pH balanced, low-irritant formulation is free from fragrance, colour, lanolin, and propylene glycol, and helps to relieve symptoms of dry, scaly skin, dermatitis, atopic eczema and psoriasis.
Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin types.
Bushman Naturals, RRP $15.85 (145ml)
With wetter than average weather patterns creating the ideal breeding grounds for mozzies, Australians will need to brace themselves for the onslaught of mosquitoes this spring and summer is set to bring.
To ensure a summer that’s free from mosquito bites and the diseases they carry, the most effective way to protect yourself and your family is to apply repellent as directed.
Thankfully, Bushman has the solution to outsmart the outdoors this summer. Its latest innovation, Bushman Naturals, has launched just in time for the bumper season of mosquitoes to offer long lasting protection through harnessing the power of a natural active.
The revolutionary new product is the most effective natural insect repellent on the market, and is the first natural formulation from any major brand.
Bushman Naturals has up to 9-hour scientifically proven protection time (the highest natural protection available), time release technology, is sweat and water resistant and has a pleasant neutral scent and comfortable skin feel. Making it the perfect repellent for all outdoor occasions – from the bush to the backyard.
Bushman Naturals is an aerosol-free, fine mist spray in aluminium packaging for optimal recyclability.
It’s suitable for the whole family aged 12 months+ and is available in all good pharmacies, supermarkets and outdoor stores.
Solar D SPF 50 Kids, RRP $22.95
Solar D SPF50 Kids protects with broad spectrum SPF and studies show that it lets in the UVB light our bodies use to make vitamin D.
Ideal for kid’s sensitive skin on face and body
Helps prevent sunburn
Free from fragrance, parabens, oxybenzone, nanoparticles, PABA, gluten and animal cruelty
Directions: shake well. Apply lotion generously to the skin 20 minutes before sun exposure, then reapply after swimming, towelling or excessive perspiration. Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Wearing protective clothing, hates and eyewear is important. Store below 30 degrees.
Caution: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use on broken, damaged or diseased skin. If irritation or rash appears wash affected area and discontinue use. Consult a doctor for use on babies under 6 months old. Keep out of each of children.
Active ingredients: octocrylene 7.0% w/w, homosalate 6.0% w/w, octyl salicylate 4.0% w/w, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane 3.0% w/w.