Physical sunscreens, such as zinc oxide, are usually thick white or coloured cream. They prevent the skin from being
exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. They are useful for high-risk areas such as the nose, lips, and shoulders. It's
safest to keep babies younger than 6 months out of the sun. Do not use sunscreen on babies younger than 6 months old.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine