Ok, I am WHITE. That doesn't do it justice. I am seriously the most fair-skinned person I know. If I go outside when its 65 degrees and the sun is out I will get fried. I have no choice but to wear sunscreen.
Now, my almost three year old is olive-complected (DH is Spanish). She barely even tans in 100 degree weather, has had never had a glimse of red (even when she's been out and about w/o me, and not gotten sunscreen). DH has told me since DD was tiny that she didn't need it because she won't burn.
So, here's the question: For mom's with darker skinned children, do they still wear sunscreen? Do they need to?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:53 PM on May. 23, 2011 in Health
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 4:55 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by confused969 at 5:00 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by dancer at 5:05 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by whitepeppers at 5:24 PM on May. 23, 2011
no she does not need it! americans use more sunblock, spend less time in the sun and have more skin cancer than every body else! If i readily burned like you do, then i would look into getting some long sleeved light weight cotton shirts, like they wear in India, and Mexic/o, and a hat Look at the ingredients in your sunscreen, and then look up the ingredients here http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
keep in mind the function of skin is to protect you. there are several layers. another function of the skin transporting things in and out of your body. sunblock can prevent things from exiting the body that need to, and can also allow the dangerous chemicals in the sunscreen in.
your body can't even make vitamin d without sun exposure, and people with skin cancer have very low levels of vitamin d.
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 6:25 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 8:24 PM on May. 23, 2011
My Hispanic friend used sunscreen on her children. A full spectrum sunscreen. UVA burns UVB can cause cancer later in life. Even if they do not burn you should protect from the UVB rays.
Answer by But_Mommie at 8:25 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by heatherann0221 at 10:05 PM on May. 23, 2011
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 9:13 AM on May. 24, 2011
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