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On Spring Break, protect your kids from the sun

Spring Break is almost upon us here in Arkadelphia. Many of you (not me, sadly) will be headed to the beach or the mountains next week. Whichever is your destination, remember to use sunscreen! The worst sunburn I ever got was on the underside of my nose while on a Presbyterian church ski trip to Winter Park.

The FDA recommends keeping kids under 6 months old out of the sun completely. Use a beach umbrella and a hat for your baby.

For older folks, the FDA recommends that you pick a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or higher, and reapply after swimming, sweating, or toweling off. The agency also recommends good-quality sunglasses.

Remember that you can still get sunburned when it’s cloudy, and the most intense rays are between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Have lots of fun this week, and be safe!