Sun safety: Sunburn

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An easy-to-read guide on sunburns for parents. Learn how to treat and prevent sun-damaged skin.

Key points

  • Sunburns increase the risk of skin cancer.
  • In high UV settings, only minutes of direct sun exposure can cause a sunburn.
  • Peak risk hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • To prevent sunburn, cover up exposed skin or reapply sunscreen frequently and after swimming.
Last updated: May 14th 2024