In perpetually sunny Singapore, it’s important for us to keep lathered up with sunscreen whether we’re indoors or outside – and the same goes for babies. But given their heightened, sensitive skin, it’s not as simple as using whatever you have on hand and lathering them up. There are many things to consider: what is the right age to start using sunscreen on children? What are the potential health risks? What ingredients should you be looking for and staying away from?
For all mums who are looking for answers to these questions, we reached out to Dr Uma Alagappan, a paediatric dermatologist at Dermatology & Surgery Clinic to find out more on how to protect your children from the sun and keep them safe.