All six of us are fair skinned. We can burn in the shade. I'm already close to finishing off a bottle of sunscreen for the girls this summer. Fortunately, they've never been opposed to sunscreen. I hear horror stories from other moms about squirmers who refuse to have sunscreen applied.
I quickly learned not to put sunscreen from a bottle on their faces. Two years ago I made this mistake. By the time we got to the pool everyone's eyes were swollen and bloodshot. None of them had rubbed their eyes, so I'm guessing the sunscreen ran into their eyes. I now use a stick form of sunscreen on their faces.
At a recent appointment with my dermatologist, I asked her about SPF. Her opinion is that anything over 30 is pretty much the same (funny, because she gave me samples and they were 50 SPF). I think for now I'm going to stick to 50.
I'm diligent about putting sunscreen on the girls. Unfortunately, I tend to overlook myself. Just a few weeks ago I wound up with a painful sun burn because in all the commotion of getting the girls ready I forgot to put any on me. I now apply my sunscreen first so I don't forget.
Now I'm off to replenish our supply so we can continue enjoying our summer.
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