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Protect Yourself at the Pool.

Skincare and sun protection are important issues during the summer. We all love spending as much time as possible outside during the warm months, but we worry about the harmful sun exposure that we face.

These tips should help you relax at the pool or beach while feeling confident that you’re avoiding damage to your skin.

Understand waterproof sunscreen.
According to the FDA, any sunscreen that stays effective after just 40 minutes in the water is waterproof. This means that you should be reapplying often to make sure you stay protected. Just because you put waterproof sunscreen on your kids does not mean they’re protected for the whole day.

Wear UV protective clothing.
Wearing a T-shirt over your swimsuit helps shield you from the sun, but the typical T-shirt provides an SPF rating less than 15. If possible, wear clothing or swimsuits with a guaranteed SPF rating of 15 or higher. There is an abundance of prints and styles with these products that you and your kids can get excited about!

Don’t ignore UVA rays.
Everyone knows that the higher the sunscreen’s SPF, the more sun protection. However, a sunscreen’s SPF only signifies its ability to block UVB rays. UVA rays do not cause sunburns, but doctors attribute most sun-related skin aging to UVA rays. To shield against these, look for broad-spectrum sunscreens that contain zinc oxide, ecamsule, avobenzone, oxybenzone or titanium diozide to make sure your whole family is covered.

I hope that these tips help, and that you and your family have a fun and healthy pool season!