Quite a number of people interchange sunscreen and sun block, and think they are the same. The truth is they’re not. Sunscreens sop up the ultraviolet light so that it doesn't get to your skin. Sun block, on the other hand, physically blocks the ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Have both a sunscreen and a sun block
Although you can actually use either for all your beach occasions, I have both sunscreen and sun block for me and my son. I use sunscreen for our daily sun protection. But when we have deep sun exposure at the beach, I go for sun block.
I personally use Nivea’s Fresh Moisture Sun Spray SPF30 as my sunscreen and I’ve tried using it on my son’s sensitive skin, too. It turned out okay—no allergic reactions from the product. This particular sun spray is light and non-sticky, is water-resistant, and has UVA/UVB protection system.
Sun Block for Active Swimmers
For sun block, I recently tried Nivea Children’s Sun Lotion SPF50 on my son, with advice from a good friend who has children the same age as my son. They’re all committed swimmers. This product has good reviews from them. It’s fragrance-free and the skin compatibility features matches my son’s dry skin. In fact, it somehow moisturizes his skin.
Nivea products can be found in any grocery outlet or drug store near you.