This post is sponsored by Neutrogena, although all opinions stated are my own.
Hello everyone! Today’s post is about a topic that I can’t stress the importance of enough. It’s all about using sun block and protecting your skin. It’s very important to use sunblock on a daily basis, especially with summer right around the corner. But don’t wait to get into the habit of putting on sunblock when summer is here. You should use sunblock EVERYDAY!
Khris and I went to an LA Galaxy game last week. Many of you know that we are always attending sporting events, and going to watch the Galaxy is one of our favorite things to do. Khris grew up an avid soccer player and still to this day continues to be a big fan of the game. While at the game last Sunday, with the sun beating down on us, I began to think about Kai. Soon enough, he will be joining us at these Galaxy games and will be playing soccer as well. One thing I do want to do when I’m a mother is keep my child active, and playing sports is one of the best ways to achieve that. The sun is something he will be dealing with while he stays active, and it is my job to teach him the importance of sunblock and protecting his skin.
You all know that I love Neutrogena and have used their products for years, even before I started blogging. So I was really excited when I heard that Neutrogena has partnered up with MLS for the #ChooseSkinHealth campaign. Two of my favorite things joining forces to tackle an important health issue…it doesn’t get better than that! Did you know that for kids between the ages of 6 to 12, soccer is the #1 participated-in sport. Including practices and games, the amount of sun a child is exposed to can add up to 170 hours in just one season. That’s a lot of sun! We really need to make sure that our kids (and ourselves) are applying and reapplying sunblock every 2 hours. Not only does it help prevent skin cancer, but the painful sunburns a child gets almost doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life. It’s one of the most preventable skin cancer risk factors, yet many people continue NOT to prevent it.
Now that I am expecting my first baby boy, I am more conscious (and worried) about many new things. Healthy skin is definitely one of them, and using sunblock, not only on myself, but also on my baby boy will be extremely important for me. Did you know that you are supposed to wear sunblock even when it’s cloudy? That’s normally when you get tanned faster. And in case you weren’t aware, the proper amount of sunblock to apply every 2 hours is the amount of a shot glass.
There are so many great benefits about using sunblock, such as preventing skin cancer and reducing signs of aging by keeping your skin looking younger. Dermatologists recommend that everyone use a Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen daily to stay protected in the sun. But some people might need a Broad Spectrum SPF higher than 30. Everyone has different skin, and depending on the type activity that you will be doing each day, there are different types of sunblock out there. You can take the quiz here to see which sunblock is best for you: www.neutrogena.com
These are the Neutrogena products that I have been using lately. I love that they are compact enough to carry in my purse.
- CoolDry Sport: Creates a breathable barrier on skin, which allows sweat to pass through the sunscreen and evaporate, so your skin can actually feel cool as you sweat.
- Ultra Sheer: Provides powerful sun protection paired with a lightweight, non-shiny finish.
- Wet Skin: Specifically designed to adhere to and protect wet skin, dampened by swimming, sweating or humid weather.
Don’t forget to use your sunblock and check out ChooseSkinHealth.com for more sunblock information and share your sunblock pictures with the hashtag #ChooseSkinHealth. I already posted mine on my Social Media…now let me see yours!