Summer Sun

Memorial Day weekend tends to mark the unofficial start of summer.  School is almost out and plans are being made for summer.  Whatever your summer entails sun protection will be in order.  

Sun protection is needed anytime you are outside not just at the beach.  Children accumulate a great deal of sun exposure as they spend so much time outside.  It’s also a good idea to keep the kids inside or in the shade between the hours of 10am and 4pm.  A basic summer t-shirt provides an UPF of about 7 so using sun protective clothing and sunscreen on the areas not covered by clothing will provide you with the most protection.   Check the date on your sunscreen as it does expire. 

Starting children when they are young with sun protection will help them create good habits as they get older.  Also, remember to set an example as a parent and wear sun protection yourself!

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