Protect your kids from sun damage
Take a look at these 4 expert tips to keep your child's skin healthy.
It takes just one blistering sunburn in childhood to increase a kid's risk of developing melanoma or some other skin cancer later in life.
Parents need to think about the risk of skin cancer as summer arrives and children spend most of their time outside in the sun.
Experts offer these tips to protect children from the sun's harmful rays:
- Make sure they wear sunscreen year-round
- Reapply their sunscreen every two hours when they are swimming or playing sports
- Teach them to wear protective clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat and UV-protective sunglasses.
- Remind them to head for the shade when the sun's at its hottest to reduce sun exposure
Do you usually spend too much time in the sun this time of year? How do you protect your family's skin?
- Try to do a full-body skin examination as part of your routine of your child's health care