Sun exposure happens all year, not just during the summer. The best way to prevent skin damage is to limit the time spent in the sun. Because of side effects with your child’s medicine, he or she must use sunscreen. Choose one with an SPF of 30 or higher. Use it often, even if your child will only be in the sun a short time. To prevent sunburn, your child should:
Wear clothing that protects his or her skin, such as a hat, long pants and long sleeves.
Put sunscreen on exposed skin 30 minutes before going outdoors and put it on again as the package directs—this usually means you need to put it on every two hours and after playing every two hours and after playing in the water.