In the past, I’ve not been very careful about taking care of my skin. Rarely would I apply sunscreen – although I diligently apply it on my children. I’ll admit, it’s not the smartest thing I’ve ever done. I have extremely fair skin. I’m a natural auburn, so I’ve always burned in any sun.
Protecting my family from sunburns is serious business. With summer here, it’s time for every
family to get smart about sun protection. Coppertone
has been my go-to brand for quite a while. I was super excited to work with them, sharing tips from Pediatric Dermatologist Dr. Ana M. Duarte, Miami Children’s Hospital. In addition, the folks from Coppertone sent out a couple of items to try out.
My personal favorite is the Coppertone ClearlySheer. It smells delightful! I like that it’s lightweight, I’m not a fan of sunscreens that make my skin feel gross and gunky. The Coppertone ClearlySheer won’t clog pores or cause breakouts (this is a HUGE positive!) and it’s appropriate for sensitive skin.
Coppertone ClearlySheer is also water resistant (80 minutes) and comes in 30SPF and 50SPF. It comes in a two different formulas – Coppertone ClearlySheer for Sunny Days and Coppertone ClearlySheer for Beach and Pool.
Sport AccuSpray is right up there as well. With newly patented AccuSpray™ technology, it offers continuous spray sunscreen you can control – designed to help reduce waste and mess! Perfect to spray down kiddos who are just itching to cannonball into the pool! Again, it’s water resistant and offers several different levels of SPF protection. This one is going with us to Disneyland. After all, it’s bound to be hot, we’re going to sweat – that’s a given. The Coppertone Sport AccuSpray won’t run off into our eyes and sting. It stays put.
The following graphic explains what kind of protection you need in the UV ratings.
*Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: 1) Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 2) Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
I happened to check the UV Index for my hometown, yikes!
Celebrate the 2nd year of the Making the Sunscreen Grade program, which empowers parents, teachers and camp counselors to set strong examples for children by integrating healthy sun habits. Download the Sun Protection Guide
and get some great tips (and a coupon!) to keep your family protected from the sun this summer.
Did you know?
· According to results of an Australian survey, parents who use sunscreen while outdoors with their children, increased the odds of their children practicing sun-smart behaviors.
· Sunscreen is still critical even at school. Last month, a Houston elementary school boy arrived home with severe sunburns leaving his mother outraged and a school investigation underway.
Have fun in the sun this summer, but keep your skin protected. Do it for yourself, do it for your kids.
*Sky received the above mentioned items to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are her own.*