Summer Loving

With summer upon us, remember to slather on the sunscreen.

  • Choose a sunscreen that is at least SPF 15, preferably SPF 30
  • It’s best to lather up 30 minutes before heading out
  • Don’t worry about buying special “kids” sunscreen, since most of the time they really aren’t any different than those marketed for adults
  • Sunscreens labeled “physical” or “chemical-free” (made with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) are less likely to cause irritation
  • Always use a waterproof or water resistant sunscreen
  • Sunscreen has not been tested on children younger than 6 months, so try to use lightweight clothing and shade to protect your babies. It’s okay to use a little sunscreen where they are exposed, such as on the back of the hands
  • Reapply every 2 to 3 hours

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