These are equally helpful for your children AND you!
- Use the shade, hats, and clothing for protection (especially for young children and infants).
- Avoid peak sun hours (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
- When buying sunscreen look for broad spectrum to cover both UVA and UVB rays.
- Use at least SPF 15, but there isn’t really a benefit to SPF over 50.
- Use about 1 oz. of sunscreen (a shot glass) for a young adult.
- Apply 15-20 minutes prior to sun exposure.
- All sunscreen needs to be reapplied after two hours.
- Water resistant sunscreen only lasts 40 or 80 minutes (as labeled).
- Don’t forget lip balm with SPF and sunglasses that are UV protective.
- Summer Sun and Water Safety (healthychildren.org)
- A Dermatologist Decodes the New Sunscreen Labels (nymag.com)
- Health Leader MD Shares Sunscreen Best Practices to Protect Skin This Summer (virtual-strategy.com)
- Preventing Skin Cancer in Children Begins with the Right Sunscreen (familyhealthnewsonline.com)