Recently, I read an article about a daycare center in Oklahoma that allowed children to go to a waterpark without wearing any sunscreen. A mother of two of the boys has told the media that her children, ages 5 and 7, are recovering from second degree burns in a local area hospital. How miserable! (And very preventable.) In this day and age, there’s absolutely no reason that should have happened in the first place.
I’m sure you’ve had a sunburn a time or two in your life, and thought to yourself — this will never happen again. The good news — it doesn’t have to — if you take the proper precautions. You can still enjoy a day of fun in the sun, you just have to “smart sun”. One of the most important parts of your day is choosing the proper UV protection. When there are so many to choose from on the shelf, mixed with what you’ve heard about sunscreen, it can be a daunting task. We want to help you learn more about the different types of sunscreen and bust some myths, and there’s no better way than by telling you how a dermatologist picks sunscreen for his very own family.
Here, Dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner, tells us exactly what to look for in sunscreen to protect yourself and your family. This is important — because skin cancer and sun damage does NOT discriminate by age, sex, or race. Get informed today, so you can choose skin health as a top priority.