Keeping Summer Fun Safe

June 30, 2020

As the days get longer, we start heading outside for more entertainment and leisure activities under the warmth of the summer sun! To protect your skin, it’s common knowledge to apply sunscreen to your exposed areas. For older children and adults, it seems simple, but pediatric skin problems occur more frequently than one may think. That means we need to be extra careful with sunscreen application—especially with our kiddos!

What are the risks of unprotected sun exposure?

There are many risks (both common and uncommon) associated with prolonged and unprotected sun exposure:

What is the best way to protect my child from the sun?

Avoiding the sun entirely during the summer season is virtually impossible, but here’s a few tips to keeping yourself protected:

How do I know if I chose the right sunscreen?

It’s important to introduce sunscreen to children as early as 6 months old. When you’re looking to purchase sunscreen for the family, double check that your selection has all of the following:

Where else can I learn about how to best protect my child from sun damage?

To learn more about pediatric skin care and sun damage prevention, schedule your appointment today with Courtney Elliott, CPNP-PC who specializes in pediatric services!