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It’s never too early to start sun protection

Your children should make sunscreen a part of their morning routine. Studies have shown that the regular use of a sunscreen product with an SPF of 15 or higher during childhood and adolescence can decrease the risk of certain types of skin cancer by 78%. Previously, parents were advised to avoid using sunscreens on babies less than 6 months old, but experts now recommend that some sunscreen products are safe to use on younger children under specific conditions.

Limit sunscreen application to small areas of your baby's skin that are prone to receiving higher levels of sun exposure and are difficult to cover-up with clothing, such as the face. The best advice would be to keep younger children out of direct sunlight, because their skin is more delicate and susceptible to burn easily. Also, be aware that infants and young children can become quickly overheated and dehydrated, so restrict the amount of time spent under the sun and replenish their fluid levels regularly.


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