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Posted by: Trace | 2011/01/25

Face Cream

Hi - not sure if this is in the correct column. What facial cream do you recommend for a 9 year old he is in the sun most of the day with school and playing sports etc. Please advise.

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Hi Trace, thank you for the question.

It is very important that he gets in the habit of using a good SPF that is applied at least twice during the day (especially considering that he is playing sports). The SPF should be 50 or higher and must contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. If he is predominantly involved with water sports one should find a SPF that is ‘water proof’ or even consider pure zinc (surfers use this form of protection). I would look at all of the big brands (such as Nivea, Piz Buin, etc.) and check the ingredient list (on the back of the bottle or package box) for titanium or zinc.

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Posted by: Trace | 2011/01/31

Thanks, much appreciated,

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Posted by: anti-ageing expert | 2011/01/31

Hi Trace, thank you for the question.

It is very important that he gets in the habit of using a good SPF that is applied at least twice during the day (especially considering that he is playing sports). The SPF should be 50 or higher and must contain zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. If he is predominantly involved with water sports one should find a SPF that is ‘water proof’ or even consider pure zinc (surfers use this form of protection). I would look at all of the big brands (such as Nivea, Piz Buin, etc.) and check the ingredient list (on the back of the bottle or package box) for titanium or zinc.

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