5 Tips for Keeping Your Child’s Skin Healthy This Summer

5 Tips for Keeping Your Child's Skin Healthy This Summer
  1. Apply sunscreen often. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that all kids—regardless of skin tone—wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Reapply about every 2 hours (more if your kids are sweating or swimming). Don’t forget about the tops of their feet, behind the neck and under bathing-suit straps.
  2. Cover up! What’s better than a cozy place to hide on a rainy day? Build a fort or hideaway using couch cushions, pillow and blankets. Add some books to read, coloring books and crayons or some flashlights to add to the play possibilities!
  3. Clouds in the sky won’t stop sunburn! Cloudy days and windy days are notorious for “sneak-attack” sunburns! Remember: The sun’s UV rays are not stopped by the clouds.
  4. Maintain a yard that repels mosquitoes! To keep your yard as mosquito-free as possible, don’t let still water sit—standing water is a mosquito’s best friend! Turn buckets and pool toys upside down so they don’t collect water, and stay away from wet, grassy areas where mosquitoes thrive.
  5. Keep skin hydrated! It’s easy to develop dry, chapped lips and skin in the summer. Make sure everyone is drinking plenty of water, especially during the hottest parts of the day (10:00am to 4:00 pm). At night, apply a moisturizing cream right after a bath or shower, while skin is still moist.


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