Skin Cancer: Kids and the Sun
UV rays and sun exposure can cause cumulative skin damage over time; it is also linked to skin cancer. Instilling good sunscreen habits in your children will help them protecting their skin from sun damage at an early age and help to prevent skin cancer.
Here are some key guidelines to apply sunscreen on your children.
- Apply generously 30 minutes before going outside
- Re-apply throughout the day
- Use SPF 30 or higher
- Choose sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB rays
- Remember to rub in spray-on sunscreen
Christine Brannock, oncology outreach manager at the Cone Health Cancer Center, spoke on Fox 8 House Call about the importance of protecting kids from the sun.