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Published on June 11, 2014

Top 6 Tips for Applying Sunscreen

June 11, 2014

  1. woman with sun hat applying sunscreenApply the recommended amount evenly to all uncovered skin, especially your lips, nose, ears, neck, hands and feet.
  2. Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out in the sun.
  3. If you don't have much hair, apply sunscreen to the top of your head, or wear a hat.
  4. Reapply at least every two hours or more often if swimming. Follow the instructions on the package for best results.
  5. Give babies and children extra care in the sun. Ask a healthcare professional before applying sunscreen to children under 6 months old.
  6. Apply sunscreen to children older than 6 months every time they go out.

Have more questions about your family’s health during the summer and throughout the year? A KishHealth System Physician Group provider can help.

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