Galveston Daily News, Nov. 29, 2006

By Sally Robinson and Keith Bly

The skin is a wonderful covering to have for our bodies. It’s soft to the touch and sensitive to a range of emotions through touch. If you cut it, it immediately starts to heal. If you get an infection, cells come swarming to neutralize the invader. It protects us against infections caused by bacteria and viruses, and its pigments protect us against the sun’s UV rays. So what do parents need to know about their children’s skin?