Summer is just around the corner, and you know what that means: The battle is on when it comes to protecting your family from the sun’s harmful rays.
The sun is a powerful force, and it only takes one bad sunburn to learn that two minutes of application is much better than weeks of crispy, cracked, peeling and painful skin.
But not every sunscreen fits the bill. In fact, a mother from Canada is sending a major warning to people everywhere about the dangers of sunscreen.
Rebecca Cannon lathered her 14-month-old daughter in Banana Boat Kids SPF 50 before heading out for a day in the sun. It turns out that the sun was the least of Rebecca’s concerns.
After using the popular sunscreen to protect her daughter from the suns harsh rays, it ended up being the lotion—not the sun—that she needed protection from.
Rebecca hadn’t noticed a problem when she applied some of the sunscreen on her daughter’s face. Of course, she wasn’t aware at the time that she should be looking for one.
“As the day went on, she got a little redder and redder and the next morning she woke up and was swollen, she was bright red, there were blisters starting to pop up.”
The concerned mother took the toddler to the doctor where they identified her skin to be suffering from second-degree burns, also known as chemical burns.