Summer Sun Safety Tips | Neutrogena/MLS #GIVEAWAY | ends 6/3 | #ChooseSkinHealth

Disclosure: This post was sponsored on behalf of Neutrogena via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

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I can’t believe I am saying this, I swear we just took down the Christmas tree… but summer is almost here! During summer we spend almost all of our time outside. We can often be found swimming, searching for shells at the beach, BBQing in the backyard or attending MLS games in our hometown. Summer for us means lots of fun in the sun which can be dangerous with out the proper precautions.

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Overexposure to the sun can cause large issues like sunburns, premature aging of the skin, wrinkling and even skin cancer. Despite all we know about sun protection, skin cancer continues to be a health epidemic – melanoma rates in Missouri are on the rise and have increased 13% in the past 10 years. On average, more than 350 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour, even though skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers! One single severe sunburn can increase the risk of melanoma by 40%!

The following Summer Sun Safety Tips are what my family use to prevent sunburns.

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Dress Sun Savvy: Sunglasses and hats can be awesome accessories, but they also protect you from the sun very effectively. A good hat can shade your face, head, ears and neck. If your choose a baseball cap, don’t forget to protect your ears and the back of your neck. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts. They also  protect the tender skin around your eyes  from sun exposure. Wear clothing that is dark, try and avoid white at all costs. Dark clothing absorbs everything coming in from the sun, but also absorbs the energy from your body instead of reflecting it back on to you.

Choose Outdoor Time Wisely: The more intense the sun, the greater your exposure to UV rays. Between 10AM-4PM the sun is at it’s highest point in the sky, which means those times are the most hazardous for UV exposure. If we can avoid being outside during that time we do, if we can’t we try and stay in the shade as much as possible. The longer you are out in the sun, the more UV rays you receive. Remember, you are exposed whenever you’re out: picnics, Saturday yard chores, long drives, spectator/sports events, and more!

Apply Sunscreen: I learned the importance of sunscreen after I became a mom, so I made it my goal to make sure to teach my children early by setting a good example. Studies have shown that kids are more likely to adopt healthy habits, like applying sunscreen, if they see their moms applying it on themselves- so I make sure to not only protect my kids, but myself as well.

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My older kids and I use Neutrogena® CoolDry Sport Sunscreen. It provides superior protection during even the most intense conditions and allows our skin to stays naturally cool, comfortable and protected. The kids like to use Neutrogena® Pure & Free® Baby Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 60+. It provides superior broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with Purescreen, a physical Sunscreen that creates a screen between baby’s skin and the sun to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It is also fragrance free and contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, naturally-sourced sunscreen ingredients that are gentle on baby’s delicate skin.

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Teaching and modeling skin health is extremely important to me especially since my own Dad was diagnosed and treated for skin cancer from years of unprotected fun in the sun. Thankfully Neutrogena® and MLS have joined forces for Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May to help educate families about skin cancer prevention and starting sun safe behaviors early.

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• MLS Ball (SRP $10)
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• Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 85+ 3 (SRP $13)
• Pure & Free Baby Face Ultra Gentle Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45+ 2.5 (SRP $12)

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Comments

  1. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that Over 90% of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun.

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    I learned that soccer is the #1 youth sport, and that they are exposed to a lot of sun.

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    I learned that soccer is the #1 sport with youths.

  6. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I learned sunburns as a child doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life.

  7. Terra Heck says:

    I learned that painful sunburns as a child almost doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life. Thanks.
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  8. Angela W says:

    “The biggest sunscreen mistake? Not using enough. Use 1 ounce of sunscreen—roughly the volume of a shot glass or golf ball—for each application.”

  9. Carly Williams says:

    I learned that one American dies of melanoma almost every hour.

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    I love all the sun care tips. I had no idea you were supposed to use 1 ounce per application!

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    I like all the tips they have.

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    I like they partnered with MLS to fight skin cancer.

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  17. Julie Bickham says:

    I learned that ff a sunscreen is labeled “Broad Spectrum”, it means it has been proven to protect skin from the sun’s two types of damaging rays. I never knew that.

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    I love Neutrogena products, especially the Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen!

  19. Jennifer Reed says:

    I learned and like that Neutrogena is partnering with Major League Soccer to educate everyone about sun exposure and #ChooseSkinHealth to eradicate skin cancer.

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    I learned that you can find free skin cancer screenings. That is awesome!

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    I like that they have sun protection tips.

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    I read the portion about how to check for skin cancer – which was very informative. Especially about using a hair dryer to check the scalp.

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    I visited their site, and i like sun protection tips they list.

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  26. Michelle J. says:

    I learned you should protect your whole head.

  27. Betsy says:

    soccer is the #1 youth sport

  28. Katie K says:

    Kids soccer amounts to over 170 hours of sun exposure – woah!

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    I learned that Neutrogena had a guide to sun skincare.

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    I learned that they have options for those with sensitive skin.

  33. amy stonger says:

    I learned that soccer is the most practiced sport for kids aged 6 to 12.

  34. tammy shelton says:

    I learned that kids should never get a sunburn. It leaves them at risk for cancer in their adult years.

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    I love Neutrogena!! They have a campaign to bring awareness to skin cancer and the dangers of sun exposure.

  37. Sherry Blamer says:

    I learned that their free and clear kids sunscreen is fragrance free and safe for kids with eczema to use.

  38. Lisa E says:

    I learned that Soccer is the #1 sport for kids ages 6-12 which amounts to 170+ exposure hours in the sun.

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  42. Michelle D. says:

    I learned how to check for skin cancer-very informative!

  43. Terri S. says:

    I learned that painful sunburns as a child almost doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life.

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    CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50 – See more at: http://www.neutrogena.com/category/sun/cooldry+sport.do#lineRecProducts

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  52. Evie B. says:

    I learned that they have options for babies.

  53. Erica B. says:

    I didn’t know that sunburn as a child doubles your risk of cancer later.

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    I entered the baby monitor giveaway.

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