As a part of our Safe Sun Commitment, we want you and your family to be educated on sun protection. We hope this family sun safety guide will help!
First things first: SPF 30 for all!
Every family member is different, but one sun care tip stays the same: Use daily Broad Spectrum SPF of at least 30! Sticking to this rule will help keep your entire family's skin protected, rain or shine. Find the right sunscreen for you
Babies' delicate skin needs extra special sun protection.
No sunscreen before 6 months
Your infant isn't ready for sunscreen until she is at least 6 months old, so avoid direct sunlight until then and talk to your pediatrician.
No water before 6 months
Drinking water can help hydrate adult skin, but babies can get all the water they need from formula or breast milk. Talk with your pediatrician.
Sunscreen at 6 months
For babies 6 months and older, choose a Broad Spectrum physical sunscreen for babies that's gentle and fragrance-free. (Physical sunscreens reflect and absorb harmful UVA/UVB rays.)
Keep baby covered
Dress little ones for the sun in lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Don't forget a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses!
Don't forget the car
Car windows block UVB rays, but damaging UVA rays pass right through. Apply UV-blocking film, and put your baby in the middle seat.
Seek shade and shelter
Play outside under trees or shade structures like awnings or gazebos, and add a sunshade or umbrella to your stroller.
Kid Sun Safety
In order for kids to have proper sun safety, sometimes it needs to be a game.
Make it a game
Dot sunscreen all over your kids, and race to see who can rub it in fastest—or let them "paint" each other. Set a timer for when it's time to reapply, and celebrate "sunscreen time" with a snack or special activity.
Spray all day
Try a sunscreen spray formulated to work on wet skin, to keep even the squirmiest kids protected between cannonballs—with no toweling off required. Avoid spraying near your child's face.
Check in at school
Some schools and camps restrict hats, sunglasses and even sunscreen. Get to know the policies in place so you can create a sun protection plan that works for everyone!
Set a good example
Encourage sun safety by practicing what you preach. Bonus: you'll reduce your own risk of skin cancer and premature skin aging.
Teen Sun Safety
In order to follow sun safety measures, teens may need a little more motivation and push.
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