Be sun safe. Seek shade during the sun’s strongest hours of 10AM to 4PM and cover up with broad-spectrum sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats, sunglasses with at least 99% UV protection, and lightweight clothing to protect your family’s skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays. Remember the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendation to reapply sunscreen of at least SPF 15 every two hours and look for ingredients like zinc oxide for sensitive skin. 

Our Sun-Smart Picks:

Honest’s natural sunscreen (SPF 20), Environmental Working Group approved and safe for the entire family (including babies under 6 months!)
Patagonia hats
Warby Parker or Bio-Based Sunglasses (Honest Christopher’s fave) 
Tees or sun shirts like Tuga and UV Skins for outdoor play
DIY Aloe Vera Ice Cubes just in case you forget the SPF

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2 thoughts on “5 Honest Tips for Summer Fun and Safety: Be Sun Smart

  1. any one have tips on protecting kids from rashes when in a pool…my little one had a horrendous rash/chemical burn from 2 hours in a hotel indoor pool…going to try minimizing time and slathering with Honest Healing Balm before next visit…but if you have any tips, please share, thanks :

    1. Hi Lisajta. We’re so sorry to hear about your little one. While we’re not doctors, it sounds like your child may have sensitivity to chlorine or other chemicals in the pool. Playing in fresh water like sprinklers or swimming in salt water may be a better option. But it’s best to check in with your doctor. In the meantime, we hope the rash is better.

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