WRAP SPLAT HAT

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Wrap, Splat, Hat is an exciting sun-awareness education programme for primary schools and families, brought to you by Garnier Ambre Solaire, in association with the British Skin Foundation. 

The programme launched in 2007 and has since educated millions of children across the country on sun safety, through curriculum-linked creative learning.

Our mission is to provide parents, guardians and teachers with resources that will aid educating children about the effects of the sun, and encourage them to play in the sun safely by WRAPPING up in a T-Shirt (and wrapping on some sunglasses), SPLATTING on some sunscreen (ideally SPF50), and of course wearing a HAT!

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WRAP

WRAP up in a T-Shirt (and wrap on some sunglasses).

SPLAT

SPLAT on some sunscreen (ideally SPF50) and cover all parts of your body and face before going outside, and don’t forget to reapply at least every two hours.

HAT

Always wear a wide-brimmed HAT or a cap with a neck covering, to keep your face and neck in the shade.

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WRAP SPLAT HAT

Now say it with us...WRAP SPLAT HAT!

SUMMER EXPLORERS, OUR 2021 INITIATIVE

This summer, we’re looking forward to grabbing our sun hats and heading out to explore the Great British outdoors. We may not all be able to holiday in far-flung places, but we are looking forward to being back together with those we love. 

To celebrate, we’re helping children and grown-ups alike become summer explorers. We want to inspire families across the UK to make the most of this special time, staying sun safe along the way.

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"We have really enjoyed using the programme during Sun Awareness Week. It provided us with the opportunity to speak to kids and parents about the importance of applying sun cream!"

– Registered Wrap Splat Hat Teacher

INTRODUCING DOCTOR MARY

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We’ve also partnered with consultant dermatologist Doctor Mary to share her expertise on how best to protect your little explorers from the sun.

Since becoming a parent to two little ones, Doctor Mary has become even more passionate about sharing her expertise with as many people as possible, to help drive awareness on how to protect children’s delicate skin from UV damage. 

See below for some of Doctor Mary’s top tips on how to keep your child safe in the sun! 

Tip 1

It’s very important to protect children’s skin from excessive exposure to the sun as it not only causes pigment changes such as freckling, but in the long run increases the risk of developing skin cancers.

Tip 2

Always look for high factor (ideally SPF50) sun creams which have broad spectrum protection and a high UVA rating. Try to use products designed with children in mind as their skin may be sensitive to some ingredients found in adult products. Garnier Ambre Solaire Kids Sensitive Advanced Range is hypoallergenic.

Tip 3

Apply sun cream at least 20 minutes before being in the sun so it has time to work. Make it fun and relaxed for children. Look for formulations that glide on easily so it’s not difficult to rub on.

Tip 4

Remember that sun cream has a shelf life and if you are using a product that is out of date it may not adequately protect your skin from the sun. Always check the packaging but the majority of Garnier Ambre Solaire Kids sun creams should be replaced 12 months after opening.

Tip 5

Make sure children are in the shade and avoid being out when the sun is strongest, usually between 11am and 3pm.

Tip 6

Sun cream alone is not enough to protect children’s skin from sun damage. Ensure they also have physical protection such as T-shirts, sunglasses and wide brimmed hats; and full body swimsuits with UV-protection for those little water babies!

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