Sun safety isn’t always top of mind when we’re craving to escape the winter cold but DID YOU KNOW concrete, sand and water reflect 85-90% of the sun’s UV rays? Even on a cloudy, snowy day here at home, your child can incur a sunburn and just one blistering sunburn can double their lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.
Teach your children about the importance of sunscreen. Since we all learn by example, make applying sunscreen part of your household's morning routine all year long. Look for sunscreens that are easy to apply, safe and well tolerated. Watch this video on how to choose the best sunscreen for your face.
Lastly, ensure your family visits a dermatologist regularly for preventative skin examinations. Skin cancer may be the most common form of cancer in Canada but it is preventable.