This post was sponsored by Neutrogena® as part of an influencer activation for The Motherhood.
If you are not thinking about skin cancer risks when it comes to your kids, THINK AGAIN! Despite all we know about preventing skin cancer, it continues to be a health crisis in America. Did you know that more than 350 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour? That is just staggering to me. Even just one or two bad sunburns as a child almost doubles the risk of skin cancer.
Educate Your Kids
Having skin cancer in the family also increases your risk. My father has had melanoma and I have had some small pre-cancerous areas removed. This makes me super careful about my family’s skin. I’ve chatted with my kids so they know about the risks, but I also show them how I practice sun safety every day by using sunscreen.
It’s important to start sun safety education early so that it becomes second nature for your kids. Spread the word and help educate your friends and family. Bring extra sunscreen with you to ball games and the park to help other kids who may have forgotten. It’s good to have some on hand to re-apply too, which you should to about every two hours or even sooner if you are sweating a lot or have been in the water.
Have Your Kids #MimicMommy
The folks at Neutrogena are leading a call to action for moms to use sunscreen in front of their kids to demonstrate the importance of daily sunscreen use so that kids will #MimicMommy to protect their own skin. To set the right example, I always make sure my kids see me applying sunscreen on myself first and then, have them #MimicMommy. Of course I help them with hard to reach areas or when they miss a spot.
Neutrogena is launching the #MimicMommy MOVEment, to rally moms to help change skin cancer statistics and raise the first generation of sun-safe children. Neutrogena teamed up YouTube stars the Holderness Family to encourage all to get up and DANCE their way to sun protected skin. Check out how in the new video here: The #MimicMommy Dance. To help support this important cause, Neutrogena will donate $10K to the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation.
We were inspired to create a video of our own.
Together, let’s create the first sun-safe generation
I really love the Neutrogena Sunscreen Products. I especially like the Neutrogena Beach Defense Sunscreen. It provides excellent skin protection from harsh summer elements and is clinically proven to help defend the signs of sun damage.
My kids love the Beach Defense Sunscreen Spray provides because it’s a lightweight, fast absorbing mist, which is ideal for my active family. More about these products
- Prolonged contact of the skin with water makes the skin more susceptible to UV rays. Formulated with HELIOPLEX® Technology, the sunscreens form a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protective barrier that is clinically proven to help skin defend against harsh summer elements
- Water resistant (80 minutes)
- Lightweight, fast absorbing
- Oil free, PABA free
Especially for the face and other “hot spots” like neck, back and shoulders, I like to use Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Lotion for my kids.
- Powered by 100% Zinc Sunscreen Ingredients with the Highest Level of Zinc Oxide* for Superior Broad Spectrum Protection
- Mild even on sensitive skin, clinically shown to be as gentle as waterSuitable for use on sensitive skin
- Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and free of fragrance, parabens, oils, phthalates and dyes
Giveaway – Win a #MimicMommy Sunscreen Kit
Win a #MimicMommy sunscreen kit, including select sunscreen products for the family! Just Leave a comment (and don’t forget your email) and you are automatically entered. I will use Random.org to select a winner.