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Sun Tips
  1. Pay attention to the expiration date on the bottle. Sunscreen loses its effectiveness over time.

  2. Put on sunscreen 30 minutes before going outdoors - it needs time to work on the skin.

  3. Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours, or after swimming or sweating.

  4. Be sure to apply enough sunscreen -- about one ounce (about the size of a shotglass) per sitting for a young adult.

  5. Apply sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater to areas of your child's skin that aren't covered by clothing. Before applying, test the sunscreen on a part of your child’s body looking for an allergic reaction. Apply carefully around the eyes, avoiding eyelids.

  6. The sun's damaging UV rays can bounce back from sand, water, or concrete; so be particularly careful of these areas.

  7. Limit sun exposure during the peak intensity hours - between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  8. For sunburns, get out of the sun right away and apply cold compresses to the affected areas.

  9. For over 6 months of age, make sure your child wears clothing that covers and protects sensitive skin.

  10. Per the American Academy of pediatrics, babies under 6 months of age should be kept out of direct sunlight. Move your baby to the shade under a tree, umbrella or stroller canopy. Dress babies in lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs and use brimmed hats that shade the neck to prevent sunburn.

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