Being sun-smart starts with parents

We are never too old to learn and one way our children learn is through observation. If a parent puts on sunscreen when going outdoors, it is most likely that the child will follow suit. Repetition is key and eventually it will become a natural thing for both parents and children to do. Keep your sunscreen by the door for easy access when leaving the house.

Stay hydrated

When it’s hot outside, try to encourage your family to drink water instead of soda. It is an important part of staying healthy. When you sweat, you lost the water that your body needs to function properly. If you’re running around or playing sports, you will lose even more water because you sweat so much more while being active.

Encourage your kids to drink as much water as possible, not just when they are thirsty as this will keep their water at an optimum level and prevent dehydration.

Sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen!

So many studies have revealed that using sunscreen is the most effective way to prevent sunburn and it is a must-have tool on your summer checklist. Sunscreen comes in so many forms that you can keep one that everyone prefers. Make sure that you choose a SPF30 or higher, UVA and UVB, water-resistant sunscreen.

Protecting your skin in the sun is as important as wearing a seatbelt while driving. Be SunSmart for you, for them, for life.

Take a sun siesta during the day

Playing in the sun is a lot of fun, but it is also very important to give your children shady options. Make a schedule for indoor playtime where they can play games, build puzzles, crafts or put their nose in a book during the hours when the sun’s rays are at their strongest. While playing, teach them to build an imaginary fort using towels or old sheets. Teaching them to take a time-out from playing outdoors will instill a valuable life lesson for years to come.

Be sun-smart with your skin this summer

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