Health Tip: Applying Sunscreen on Children
(HealthDay News) -- Sunscreen can help protect kids from the sun's harmful rays, but only if it's applied correctly.
The American Academy of Pediatrics advises:
Choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 and up to 50. Use a zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sunscreen for the face, shoulders, ears and other sensitive areas.
Applying sunscreen liberally, making sure to completely cover the body, including backs of the knees, hands, feet, ears, face and nose.
Applying sunscreen about 30 minutes before heading outside so it has time to absorb.
Applying sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days.
Applying sunscreen at least every two hours, and possibly more often after swimming or sweating.
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