Study: Many kids don’t use sunscreen

A study finds less than one-third of children between 11 and 18 years old regularly use sun protection.

The majority of people polled believe it’s important to protect their skin from the sun, but many still reported getting sunburns.     

Doctors from the Cleveland Clinic believe this is because many people are not properly applying sunscreen in the first place, or they are not regularly reapplying it while enjoying some time outside.

To increase the use of sun protection, the young people polled made a couple of suggestions, like making these products more accessible.

Parents are urged to show their kids how to apply sunscreen at an early age, so they continue those habits as they get older.