Children & Sun Protection

Due to the damaging effects of the sun, adequate protection is essential in maintaining the long-term health of children's skin. This holds true not only in the summer months, but any time children are spending time outdoors. During the midday hours when the sun is strongest, it is ideal to keep children inside or in the shade as much as possible. When they are outside, keep as much of their skin covered as you can with clothing and a hat. Apply sunscreen every time your child will be outdoors, and choose a formula that offers both UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 15. Sunscreen must be reapplied throughout the day, especially after swimming, to remain effective.

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