Now that summer's here time to pull the sunscreen out of the medicine closet, right?
Maybe not – experts suggest checking the expiration date on sunscreen before using it.
They also say parents should be applying sunscreen so often and so thoroughly that there shouldn't be any left at the end of summer.
The docs at www.webmd.com offer tips for applying sunscreen and debunk myths about it at www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/features/sunscreen-myths.
Pediatricians at Nationwide Children's Hospital also have some helpful information about protecting your children from the sun's harmful rays, including that it's important to use sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 and apply it every two hours. To read more, visit www.nationwidechildrens.org/document/get/41449.
—Melissa Kossler Dutton