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How to Choose Sunscreen

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Keep in mind that sunscreen should be used for sun protection, not as a reason to stay in the sun longer.

-If possible, avoid the sunscreen ingredient oxybenzone because of concerns about mild hormonal properties. Remember, though, that it’s important to take steps to prevent sunburn, so using any sunscreen is better than not using sunscreen at all.
-For sensitive areas of the body, such as the nose, cheeks, tops of the ears, and shoulders, choose a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These products may stay visible on the skin even after you rub them in, and some come in fun colors that children enjoy.

Content Source: Fun in the Sun: Keep Your Family Safe (Copyright © 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics)

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