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POSTED: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 5:52pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 27, 2011 - 6:46pm

EL PASO - Children are more prone to be sunburned, especially this time of year. The sun's rays are most direct in the month of June and many kids who have been in school all year may have not spent much time outdoors.

Exposed skin burns, then the skin eventually peels off and new skin replaces it. But years after that initial burn, skin may become discolored or worse, may be prone to skin cancer.

Dermatologists say to cover up, especially children. Long sleeves, hats with brims and pants. At the very least, apply SPF 30 or above sunblock every few hours when outside for long periods. Dermatologists recommend using a sunblock with zinc or titanium as one of it's ingredients.

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