Sun Safety: Find Out What Just One Sunburn in Childhood Can Do! by Dr. Hannah Chow-Johnson

Family Health Cancer
8 years ago

Sun Safety: Find Out What Just One Sunburn in Childhood Can Do!

Sunburn may seem a typical part of childhood, but it can cause lasting damage. Just one sunburn in childhood or adolescence doubles your chances of getting skin cancer as an adult.

  • Apply sunscreen before heading outside and reapply every hour or so depending on activity level.
  • Ase sunscreen that is SPF 30 or greater.
  • Be generous with the amount you use. Don't skimp on sunscreen! 
  • Spray or a lotion is fine. Make sure to apply to forgotten areas like ears, back of neck and tops of feet!

Get outside and enjoy the sun – just do it safely! 

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Dr. Shayna Mancuso
Yes! When we let our littles know the importance of sunscreen, they do not fuss as much when having it applied... and even begin to ask for it!

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