How can I convince my child to apply or reapply sunscreen?
We understand this is a challenging task when kids are having fun outdoors, but its also an opportunity to teach them valuable lessons about sun safety and develop good habits.
Always try to apply sunscreen before heading out
It’s easier to get that first application on if you can do it while you're still home. 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.
PS: If they are swimming, make sure they towel dry and reapply immediately after coming out of the water.
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