The most effective way to combat skin problems is prevention. It is important to have a balanced, nutritious diet; to get plenty of exercise; and most importantly, to avoid overexposure to the sun. Sun exposure is responsible for the majority of medical and cosmetic skin conditions.
Any sunscreen is better than going without, but some types of sunscreen may protect your child better than others. Finding the right sunscreen is partly finding one with the right consistency for your child’s skin type. More importantly, it is crucial to get a sunscreen with a high SPF factor to help shield your child from ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
For more information, please visit the American Academy of Pediatrics website.