1. Children’s skin is thinner and more sensitive than adults’, so they need a sunscreen that will protect them from the sun’s harmful rays.
2. A good children’s sunscreen will have an SPF of at least 30 and be water-resistant.
3. It’s important to apply sunscreen to your child’s skin 15-30 minutes before going outside.
4. Be sure to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours, or after swimming or sweating.
5. Make sure to cover all exposed skin, including the face, neck, ears, and hands.
6. Use a lip balm with SPF to protect your child’s lips from the sun.
7. Choose a sunscreen that is free of harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate.
8. Apply sunscreen generously, using about 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) for an adult and 1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) for a child.
9. Avoid the sun during peak hours, which are typically between 10am and 4pm.
10. Teach your children about the importance of wearing sunscreen and staying safe in the sun.