Summer is around the bend…time to think about ways to save you and your child’s skin.

Look for broad-spectrum products rated at SPF15 or higher. Slightly greater ratings may be needed for children who tend to have longer exposure times.
Apply sunscreen at least 30 mins. before sun exposure…or you may wish to consider products with titanium dioxide. Use generous amounts and re-apply often. (Always apply sunscreen to your child before sending your child to his/her educational or camp setting Check with the caregiver or counselor as to when they reapply the sunscreen.)
Avoid intense sun between 10:00AM and 4:00PM. Stay in the shade when possible.
Wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Long sleeves with a tight knit should be worn by those who are in high altitudes and/or fair skinned.
Use lip balm rated SPF 15 or higher.
Routinely examine your skin (don’t forget hairline areas) and remember sunburn blisters are second degree burns…see a doctor.