A Healthy Day at the Beach

During your next trip to the beach, follow this hour-by-hour guide to find out how often to reapply sunscreen, get out of the sun and more, from Parents magazine and the American Academy of Dermatology.


Put broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen on everyone a half hour before heading out. "You want to make sure you have enough time for the ingredients to penetrate the skin," says Sandra Johnson, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in Little Rock. Be sure to cover often-missed spots: the lips (with SPF 30 lip balm), ears, around the eyes, neck, hands, and feet.

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