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The Best Sunscreens for Kids

June 24th, 2013 | By: Nancy Ripton
How to choose the safest and most effective sunscreen for your family.

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The Best Sunscreens for Kids

Chances are you remember running around all day with little to protect your skin from the sun but a bikini bottom and, if you were lucky, a hat. Times have changed and the sun has gotten stronger and more powerful. While shade and clothing should always be your child's first line of defense, sunscreen is necessary if they're planning on spending a long time in the sun.

With all the talk about sunscreen safety, it can be confusing finding a brand that's best suited for your child. Even if you buy a sunscreen specially labeled for children, it may not provide the safe protection your child needs.

Here's how to make sure your child gets the ultimate sun protection:

Put Your Kid's Sunscreen to the Test

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has tested over 2,000 sunscreens for effectiveness and safety. Many brand-name sunscreens either failed to protect skin from sun damage and/or contained hazardous chemicals. (Click Here to find out how your sunscreen measures up.)