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PostHeaderIcon Wordless Wednesday: Sunscreen 101

Yes, I know… It is supposed to be wordless… This is what happens when parents can’t take just a few moments to put sunscreen on their children. My poor son came home last night from visitation with the other parental unit and this is what he looked like.  My poor baby was in so much pain and appeared dehydrated. He just laid on the couch in front of the fan with a bottle of water in his hand. I put some aloe on him and that was all I could do before sending him back for the remainder of his visitation :( I am so proud to be a Coppertone Water Mom and I ALWAYS put sunscreen on my boys. Sometimes so much it annoys them. To that I say to bad, better to annoy them then give them skin cancer! I don’t really know what some parents are thinking. My boyfriend’s son also had sunburn on his face so bad that it was blistering. :(

 

Disclosure: This is a personal post because I just felt like doing one. Not because I was asked or paid to. That is still allowed right?

PostHeaderIcon Being a Smart Parent in the Sun

Summer is just around the corner and this means hanging out by the pool, going to the beach and even running around in the backyard often becomes part of the daily routine. While these are the fun parts of summer,  it also means extra hours that our skin is exposed to damaging UVA/UVB rays. While every responsible parents knows that applying sunblock is an absolute must, more often than not, the significance of reapplying sunscreen is overlooked.  In fact, The Skin Cancer Foundation states “reapplication of sunscreen is just as important as putting it on in the first place” and advises to “reapply the same amount every two hours.”

I am not a big fan of “baking” in the sun. Being Polish and Italian you would think that I tan well but alas, I burn in the sun. My Dad used to get nice and tan and my Mom burns so quickly. Thanks Mom! This seems to have carried over to my children as well. Royal tans and Spencer burns.

If there is one thing that really makes me insane, it is parents who don’t put sunscreen on their children. It is our job as parents to protect our kids from things like sunburn. I am so strict on sunscreen that I keep it in my Jeep. UV rays are  dangerous, causing sunburns, cataracts, and effects on the immune system. They also contribute to skin cancer. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is thought to be associated with severe sunburns that occur before the age of 20.

Whether it is working up a sweat, jumping in and out of a pool or having a blast on a slip and slide, getting our children to stand still, dry off and reapply sunscreen can often seem like an impossible task. But a task that needs to be done none the less! Neutrogena, the #1 dermatologist recommended suncare brand, has come up with a way to make the impossible task so much easier.  The new Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Sprays for adults AND kids are specifically designed to apply and adhere directly to wet skin.  Now you can apply sunblock without having to towel off your kids. Whether they are wet from sweat or water, this will make the reapplication process that much easier our kids. Don’t forget much easier on Mom and Dad too!

I absolutely love that it is available in 5 different SPF options! Choose from 30, 50, 85 and an SPF 70 for kids. The Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock sprays will have your entire family covered.  Using Neutrogena’s patented Helioplex Technology, in combination with unique waterproof technologies, the Wet Skin product cuts through water, forming a protective barrier on skin and provides superior sun protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays.

PLEASE PLEASE be responsible with your children and apply and reapply sunscreen all summer long. It can do major damage to them now and later in life.


Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Neutrogena and received sunscreen and other Neutrogena products as a thank you for my participation.

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