How can I convince my child to apply or reapply sunscreen?

Convincing kids to apply or reapply sunscreen when they are having fun and being active outside can be a challenge, but its also an opportunity to teach them valuable lessons about sun safety and develop good habits.


Always try to apply sunscreen before going out

It’s easier to get that first application on if you can do it before they start engaging in fun activities. Explain to them that sunscreen works best if applied 20 minutes before they go outside, and will help keep them safer from the start.

Keep an eye on how long they’ve been outside

Sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours, or more frequently if they are running around and may be sweating some of it off.

If they are swimming, make sure they towel dry and reapply immediately after coming out of the water.

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