While playing outdoors, children and adults need to protect themselves from harmful UV rays to prevent sunburn. Below are some tips for sun safety and selecting the best sunscreen.
Keep babies younger than six months out of direct sunlight.
Wear protective lightweight clothing and a brim hat to protect your face and ears.
Limit direct sun exposure between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. when UV rays are strongest.
Protect eyes with sunglasses that have 99% UV protection.
Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen on all exposed skin areas that has at lease an SPF of 15 or up to SPF 50.
Apply 15-30 minutes prior to going outdoors, to allow time for sunscreen to absorb into the skin.
When applying sunscreen, include on face, ears, hands, feet and back of your knees.
Reapply sunscreen every two hours after swimming, sweating or drying off with a towel.
Choose a sunscreen that includes zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which adds additional skin protection.
Protecting your skin and your families skin from damaging UV rays is important so put on that sunscreen, head outdoors and enjoy summer!