Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen.

With the summer upon us, it is very important to remember to put on the sunscreen. It is critically important to remember this for your children more than anything else. The skin cancer foundation urges people to put on sunscreens to reduce the risk of skin cancers. One stat listed was that children who get blistering sunburns are at a far more greater chance of developing skin cancer later in life. Why would you want to risk your little ones health?

To begin, it is important to talk about the sun’s rays. Those rays which are actually radiation that penitrates the earth atmosphere as Ultraviolet A and B (UV A / UV B). We are fortunate that our atmosphere filters out the most dangerious radiation. The rays are most direct between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. It should be avoided as much as possible during these hours. Both UV A & B will burn you and can cause skin damage.

Babies under the age of six months should not be out in the sun. If you plan to have them outdoors with you, definiately look into a @@AMAZONTEXT;B0014I4TYA;UV protected tent@@ for proper shading.

Children over the age of six months should have a broad spectrum (protects against both UV A and B). You should be looking for a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. You should also apply it at least 30 minutes before going outdoors.

You can easily choose from a common name brand or a mineral based with zinc or titanium like @@AMAZONTEXT;B002C0CZEU;Loving Naturals zinc based natural sunscreen@@.

Covering with a wide brimmed hat, or UV protectant rated clothing is a great way to go when the sun is high.

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There is no such thing as a healthy tan. A tan indicates skin damage and ultimately should be avoided. Slather on the sunscreen and cover up to keep your skin safe when you are outdoors.