Protect Your Kids from Harmful Sunburns this Summer

By: Robin Nobles

We've all been there - the horrible feeling of a sunburn. Few things feel worse, with the painful, stretched feeling where your skin burns and hurts when anything (including clothing) touches it. And once that "excitement" is behind you, you have "peeling" to look forward to.

Did you know . . .

. . . that sun lamps and tanning booths put you at a higher risk of developing skin cancer and prematurely age the skin?

. . . that you should use a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 on all exposed skin, including the lips and ears, even on cloudy days?

. . . that you should apply sun screen about 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapply after swimming or excessive sweating?

For a list of ten tips to practice "safe sun," visit the Dermatology Surgery Center's page on caring for your skin.

Educate your younger children about harmful sunburns and tanning beds by visiting The SunGuard Man's site, where they can play an online game, participate in an art contest, or go on an online treasure hunt.

Take care of your skin now, and you won't be putting yourself at a higher risk of skin cancer and prematurely aged skin later.

Robin Nobles, Director of Training, Academy of Web Specialists, ( has trained several thousand people in her online search engine marketing courses ( She also teaches 2-, 3-, and 5-day hands-on, search engine marketing workshops in locations across the globe with Search Engine Workshops (

Copyright 2003 Robin Nobles. All rights reserved.

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