Skin is more susceptible to UV radiation damage up to the age of 18. It is no exaggeration to claim that much of the premature skin ageing and skin cancers experienced in later life are set in train during the early years.
It is critical to protect babies comprehensively as their skin is the most vulnerable of all. Children need to be set a daily UV protection routine just as much as they need teeth cleaning and personal hygiene routines.
People with fair skin, with existing skin diseases such as acne need to take extra care and to follow UV protection measures with absolute rigour.