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Choose Skin Health – Talking All About Sun Safety

This post was sponsored by Neutrogena as part of an influencer activation for The Motherhood. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review, all opinions are my own.

brooklin beachLiving in California we spend a lot of time by the water, we spend a lot of time in the sun as well. Melanoma rates in my state are on the rise and have increased 36% in the past 10 years. Last year my Grandmother in law has to have major surgery to remove skin cancer. She is not one of those people who spends a lot of time in the sun so we were all a little shocked to discover she had a spot on her cheek that needed to be removed. It was very eye opening for me and I have recommitted myself to taking care of my skin.

It is also important to me that I start instilling safe sun behaviors in our children, so I always make sure my kids see me applying sunscreen on myself first to set the right example.family at the beachNow that I am a mom of three girls I know how important it is to take care of my skin, so I’m vigilant about sunscreen and making sure each of our girls is properly protected. I know that I can spend more time worrying about the safety of our girls and spend more time together making memories.

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Many studies have shown that kids are more likely to adopt healthy habits, like applying sunscreen, if they see their moms applying it on themselves.

Sparking this simple, healthy behavior change early on may help reduce the likelihood of developing skin cancer later in life. One brand I know well is Neutrogena because it’s the brand that we use and trust. mom applying sunscreen on the beach My husband and I both use the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100+ on ourselves. It never leaves my skin feeling oily or sticky and it works. Even in the hot heat of a California summer Neutrogena sunscreen works so I trust it for myself and for my kids. Personally our girls like the Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70+. It not only works well but it goes on easy and I can even apply it on wet skin which is always a plus because it makes it easy to reapply as needed.neutrogena productsWhen it come to sun safety it’s best to start early! Make daily sunscreen application second nature for your kids by having them see you apply sunscreen on yourself.You can find Neutrogena products in stores nationwide and also at Neutrogena.com.

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  1. Jammie on May 27, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I keep my daughter safe in the sun with lots of sunscreen, we also use chapstick with SPF protection.

  2. Laurie Emerson on May 27, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I keep them safe in the sun by always using sunscreen. They also wear hats as well.

  3. Carolyn Daley on May 27, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    I live in the Sunshine State. We are always in the habit of applying and reapplying sunscreen while out in the sun. Sometimes we wear hats to protect our face as well.

  4. Janine Hwang on May 27, 2016 at 1:36 am

    I try to be good w the sunscreen and hats!

  5. Kayte CookWatts on May 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    My nephew is a super pale red head- we teach him that it is important to wear hats too- sunscreen alone is not always enough.

  6. susan smoaks on May 26, 2016 at 8:05 am

    we use sunscreen and reapply all the time. i have fairer skin then the kids do so they are fine as long as i apply to them when i apply to me.

  7. Eileen Richter on May 26, 2016 at 1:24 am

    My kids are now 16 and older so it’s hard to get them to think common sense and protection from sun. Honestly, they learn the HARD way. But keeping the products on hand is keeping it in THEIR hands. I do have 7 grandkids and their moms are pretty good about keeping them slathered. When we have them, they make sure they are covered.
    Healthy sun habits come from setting good example. And unfortunately we have a sad story that is probably a scare tactic. My brother in law had skin cancer at age 15. They thought they got it all. He died at age 24 when it metasticized, leaving my sister with a 6 month old and 3 year old. Most people, kids especially think of OLD people as getting skin cancer. That is so not true. Knowing a 15 year old in our family had it…that is a health dose of introspect.

  8. Lisa V. on May 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Having the palest daughter ever, we started with the sunscreen right away and discussed the importance of taking care of your skin.

  9. Susan Smith on May 24, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I make sure my children always have sunscreen on when I take them outside.

  10. Linda on May 23, 2016 at 9:58 am

    We stay safe with sunblock that is reapplied every hour and staying hydrated in the sun.

  11. Sherrie C. on May 23, 2016 at 2:30 am

    My daughter-in-law keeps our granddaughter safe by applying sunscreen or having her wear a hat. She also explains to her that these preventive measure will help to protect her from getting sunburned or sick.

  12. Aubrey on May 23, 2016 at 12:10 am

    I keep my kids safe by making sure they always wear sunscreen.

  13. Erica B. on May 22, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Lots of sunscreen and hats.

  14. julie on May 22, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    by explaining why we use sunscreen

  15. Brandy D on May 22, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    We apply sunscreen every day and get in the shade whenever possible. Plus we always bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

  16. Penny Snyder on May 22, 2016 at 7:40 am

    My kids always had fair skin, so put sunscreen on them anytime they were going outside!

  17. Rosanne on May 22, 2016 at 6:08 am

    We try and use a sunscreen with 40 or 50 spf and a rash guard shirt and hat

  18. Brittney House on May 21, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I keep them safe by making sure they limit their sun exposure and make sure they have sunscreen. I teach them about what can happen if they don’t wear sunscreen.

  19. Richard Hicks on May 21, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    We always make sure they use sunscreen and reapply often. They are now used to it.

  20. amy stonger on May 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    I make sure they drink plenty of water and get sunscreen applied every few hours.

  21. Betsy on May 21, 2016 at 10:11 am

    by using it daily and re-applying

  22. Carolyn G on May 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Lots of suncreen

  23. jules m. on May 20, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    we make sure to keep reapplying sunscreen and wear hats! i am very fair so its been something instilled in me from a young age!

  24. Lauren on May 20, 2016 at 10:27 am

    I keep my kids safe by always applying sunscreen and reminding them to reapply.

  25. Elle on May 20, 2016 at 7:21 am

    We always apply sunscreen about 30 minutes before heading outside.

  26. Ashley C on May 20, 2016 at 6:57 am

    We apply sunscreen regularly and try to avoid getting burned. I try to teach them about the dangers of sun exposure (wrinkles, cancer) so that they want to be proactive.

  27. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly on May 20, 2016 at 1:43 am

    I lost my great-aunt who is also my god-mother to skin cancer, I take sun protection very seriously!

  28. marie on May 19, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    I let them know how important it is and we get creative with our sunscreen like drawing on ourselves before we rub the sunscreen on it

  29. Echo on May 19, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Protecting your skin with the right sunscreen is so important!

  30. dianne hall on May 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    My kids wear long sleeve swim wear and always use sunscreen even if it is overcast.

  31. CourtneyLynne on May 19, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Skincare is so important!!!! I always make sure my daughter is covered in sunscreen when outside during the summer!

  32. natasha lamoreux on May 19, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I try to keep my kids protected everyday , even if were not out in the sun for a prolonged period I still put sunscreen on their faces and arms. Living in Az we have so much sun all year round so its important to use the best, I trust all these Neutrogena products.

  33. Susan on May 18, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I keep my kids safe by applying sunscreen as directed and trying to keep out of the direct sun during peak hours.

  34. Marielle Altenor on May 18, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I’m for sure going to pick up the spray suncream! I’m the one that applies it to everyone in the house and it can get a bit messy lol

  35. Cheryl b on May 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    We apply sunblock to show our children the importance of wearing it.

  36. Maggie Branch on May 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Sun safety is beyond important! Not taking care of your skin now absolutely effects you in the future.

  37. Katie K on May 18, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    We lead by example and ALWAYS try to cover up and constnatly reapply sunscreen!

  38. katherine on May 18, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Sunscreen is always applied and drinkplenty of water

  39. Nicki J. on May 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    We talk about how important it is not to get burnt. We wear hats too.

  40. Jessica on May 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I make sure to tell them how important it is to wear sunscreen! We alway put sunscreen on even when its not hot outside! We wear hats and sunglasses for more protection!

  41. Jennifer on May 18, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Sunscreen is my life saver during the summer. I burn SO bad if I don’t put it on no matter how many times I have been in the sun.

  42. Amber r on May 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I luckily live in Oregon where it isn’t too hot. But, when the sun is out on goes our sunscreen on our pale skin. Also sunglasses are important to us

  43. Claudia Krusch on May 18, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Summer or not, I make sure my family wears sunscreen before heading out the door. These are great tips!

  44. Lynndee on May 18, 2016 at 7:38 am

    I always put on sunscreen, but my son can be picky. I will try the spray sunscreen. Maybe he’ll like that better than his other sunscreen.

  45. Laurajj on May 18, 2016 at 7:31 am

    We always make sure to apply suncreen as soon as we go outside. Just a daily routine we have gotten into to help teach them healthy sunscreen habits. We also have them wear the bathing suits that help protect their skin as we do swim often here.

  46. Cheryl on May 18, 2016 at 2:31 am

    I teach healthy habits by example and try to make it a fun experience.

  47. Denise K. on May 17, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    We put rashguards on our kids. We also set the alarm clock for every 2 hours so they know when we need to reapply.

  48. Stephanie Pass on May 17, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    I love Neutrogena products. They are so good to my skin. My favorite is the wet skin sunscreen from neutrogena. I can cover my kids even if they just came out of the pool.

  49. Jen Reed on May 17, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I try to keep my kids safe in the sun by using high quality sunscreen products on them and modeling how to apply them often.

  50. Tari Lawson on May 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I have my family use sunscreen before going out in the sun. I also bring some along with us so we can reapply, especially when they come out of the water.

  51. Rebecca Swenor on May 17, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Sun protection is so important for the whole family. It is also important to reapply it when needed to especially for the little ones playing in the water. These looks like great products and it is important to pick the right products for you. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.

  52. Christy Garrett on May 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    These are excellent tips and suggestions. I didn’t wear sunscreen growing up. I do now and make my kids wear it.

  53. Monique Rizzo on May 17, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I set a timer to reapply sunscreen at regular intervals…I teach them that this is the best way to prevent cancer.
    Thank you for the chance.

  54. OurFamilyWorld on May 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Summer or not, I make sure my family slathers sunscreen before heading out the door. These are awesome tips.

  55. nickie on May 17, 2016 at 8:41 am

    I emphasize the importance of sunscreen when they will be outdoors.

  56. Ann Bacciaglia on May 17, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I used to love to go to the beach and sit in the sun. Now that i am older i burn a lot easier and overheat. I will have to get a nice umbrella to try sitting under.

  57. Terri Beavers on May 17, 2016 at 8:18 am

    I’m a believer of using sunscreen on myself and especially the kids. I didn’t use it when I was younger and my skin is telling now. These are great sun safety tips.

  58. Kathy on May 17, 2016 at 6:29 am

    I love using Neutrogena products. This is one of the brands my youngest can actually use. She has eczema, so I have to be careful with what skin care products I use for her.

  59. Tarah on May 17, 2016 at 5:57 am

    We use sunscreen when we’re outside and I always make them wear rash guards when they’re swimming

  60. Michelle Garrity on May 17, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I make sure my grandchildren always have sunscreen on when I take them outside.

  61. Sheila K. on May 17, 2016 at 5:20 am

    I live in Florida, the Sunshine State, so sunscreen is a daily necessity!

  62. Cynthia C on May 17, 2016 at 4:25 am

    I emphasize the importance of sunscreen when they will be outdoors and exposed to the sun.

  63. Janet W. on May 17, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I keep my grandsons safe in the sun by applying sunscreen to them whenever outdoors, and also by making them wear a hat to protect their head.

  64. Aamir Noman on May 16, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Really is true Neutrogena is the best for our skin protection.

  65. Annemarie LeBlanc on May 16, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    It is that time of year again when we need protection from the sun. I am glad that there are different products for different uses and skin types. Neutrogena is the best!

  66. Travel Blogger on May 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I was surprised to learn just how much sunscreen we really need to be applying in order to provide total protection! It was more than I typically put on.

  67. Eloise on May 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Neutrogena Pure and sheer is all we use… my daughter has an allergy to other kinds of sunscreens. It’s a wake up call to how damaging sun exposure is these days with the number of skin cancer increasing… it’s a scary thought!

  68. Jeanette on May 16, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    I am very OCD when it comes to my skin. My dad had melanoma and that freaks me out so we put lotion on all the time.

  69. Ann Fantom on May 16, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    I make sure my daughter always has sunscreen on before heading out into the sun and explain the importance of screen to her.

  70. Holly C. on May 16, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    I did visit the site, I like Neutrogena products. I did not get the free trial.

  71. Kenny on May 16, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I visited the site!

  72. harolde on May 16, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I visited the site, did not see the free trial.

  73. Melissa on May 16, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I always put on sunscreen before heading out into the sun, so my kids see that it’s important and a necessary routine. I did visit the Neutrogena website.