It’s July. It’s summer. We should be thinking about sunhats, sunglasses and sun cream. Yet just last week I had a conversation on Twitter about whether it would be acceptable to put the heating on . . . Thankfully things seem to be improving though!
Much as Ben loves the summer, it doesn’t particularly love him and he suffers from hayfever, an allergy to nettles, random outbreaks of hives or blotchiness and is allergic to most sun creams we’ve tried.
Being “a ginger”, as we affectionately call him, Ben is more susceptible than most to catching the sun. He’s well trained in wearing a cap and sunglasses and does so without complaining (or even really needing to be reminded most of the time). He’s also really good at having his sun cream on (as are the girls if I’m honest.)
Whilst the girls seem to be able to tolerate any sun cream we slap on them, Ben’s skin is infinitely more sensitive and so far we’ve only found one or two brands which don’t seem to irritate his skin. (And even less which don’t ruin clothes!! Every summer I seem to destroy t shirts and dresses with that horrible yellowing from sun cream)
Before we went the whole hog and covered him in Eucerin Sun Kids Spray, I sprayed a bit on his back, where he wouldn’t be able to reach, just to check that it didn’t inflame his skin. There was no reaction whatsoever, though a friend commented that sometimes this is the case until the sun cream interacts with the sun? I know with Ben though that when I’ve sprayed test patches on his arm before either in the shop or at a friend’s house, we’ve known pretty quickly if it didn’t agree with him.
Thankfully, we’ve finally had some proper sunshine this weekend and have been able to fully test out the Eucerin Sun Kids Spray on Ben’s skin and I’m pleased to say there was no sign of any reaction what so ever! A win!
Eucerin Sun Kids Spray is free from perfume, colourants and parabens and certainly seems to suit Ben’s sensitive skin. It’s also extra water-resistant which, as any parent knows, is vitally important when it comes to protecting kids’ skin in the summer months!
*We were sent Eucerin Sun Kids Spray free of charge for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions remain our own*