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FYI: Smart Sunscreen Shopping

It can be slightly overwhelming staring down an aisle full of bottles of sunscreen and trying to discern which is the best for your children.

First, a brief primer on how sunscreen works:  Organic filters absorb harmful UV rays and are sometimes known as ‘absorbers’, or ‘chemical’ sunscreens. Inorganic filters act to reflect UV radiation away from the skin and are known as “physical or reflective” sunscreens. It can be helpful to think of organic filters as sponges, mopping up the UV radiation, and inorganic filters as mirrors, bouncing UV straight back off the skin

Now, here are two general rules of thumb to help you be a smart sunscreen shopper:

Rule 1: You do not need a sunscreen especially for children (although I recently found on a trip to the beach, that tear free options can be a lifesaver if your child is wiggly like mine and you find sunscreening a moving target to be challenging).

Rule 2: More expensive does not necessarily mean better quality.  According to Consumer Reports, several of the highest rated sunscreens are from Target and Walgreens (in fact, one of the dermatologists I trained under used to tell us all that Wal-mart brand was his favorite sunscreen of them all)

And now, my advice for what to look for when shopping for sunscreen for children:

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