Sunscreen is rated by sun protection factor (SPF), a multiplier of the amount of time the skin can be exposed to the sun before experiencing sunburn. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.
Even with sunscreen skin can collect damaging radiation. Wear protective clothing and head covering during the midday hours.
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What is an SPF? The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) displayed on the sunscreen
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A good rule of thumb is that you should use approximately half a teaspoon of sunscreen
for your child's head and neck and each arm and one teaspoon to his chest and abdomen, back, and each leg.
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