As the weather begins to warm up it is important to remember to protect children's skin, as well as yours, from too much UV light. Here are some ways to help protect your skin while still being able to have fun in the sun!

Stay under an umbrella, tree, or some other form of shelter. Sunscreen or protective clothing can be helpful too, even in the shade.
When it is possible, try to wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, & skirts. With the warmer weather, try wearing t-shirts or beach cover-ups to protect your skin without getting overly warm.
Wear a hat that has a brim to shade your face, ears, & back of neck. Fabric that is tightly woven is more effective than something like straw, which may have holes light can shine through.
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from UV rays & to reduce the risk of cataracts. Sunglasses that block UVA & UVB rays offer the best protection for your eyes.
Put on sunscreen that blocks out both UVA & UVB rays. The sunscreen should also have an SPF of 15 or higher. Apply a thick layer to all exposed skin & ask for help with any hard-to-reach places.