We encourage families to apply sunscreen to their child before signing them in to Twilight Camp each day. We do have a request though: please do not apply sunscreen to their foreheads. Why? When the child sweats, the sunscreen laden sweat drips down into their eyes causing quite the burning sensation.

The National Capital Poison Control Center recommends:

  1. The most important thing to do is run plenty of water across your eye(s). DON’T WAIT! Get into the shower, trickle water from a hose, pour water from a faucet – the fastest way is the best way. Continue for 15-20 minutes; blink your eyes while the water is running.
  2. After 15-20 minutes of running water, your eye will probably feel a bit irritated and look red. Rest quietly for 15-30 minutes; give your eye a chance to recover from the running water.
  3. Next, call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222 to find out if you can continue treating this at home or if you have to see the doctor.

For the full article, click here. If you have ever had to have your eyes flushed for 15-20 minutes, you know it is not a pleasant experience.

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Using Sunscreen on the Face