Sun: Protecting your child's skin

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Too much sun exposure can damage your child’s skin. Learn how choosing the correct sunscreen and wearing proper clothing can help to protect your child’s skin.

Key points

  • Too much sun exposure can cause sunburns and long-term skin damage, including early aging of the skin and cancer.
  • It is important to protect your child's skin from the sun. This can include applying sunscreens, wearing sun-protective clothing and avoiding the sun completely.
  • Your child or teenager should not use tanning beds.
Last updated: May 13th 2022