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Ah summer...it's a wonderful time, when we get to relax and spend time with our families. A lot of what we do in the summer is outdoors and that means being in the sun. I remember being little and my mom letting us go off to the pool, or the beach and we never used anything to protect ourselves. I don't know if it was because she didn't know we were supposed to, or maybe skin cancer wasn't as much a problem back in those days. But now we know all about sun damage and skin cancer. One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime, and that means taking steps to protect my families skin, anytime they are outdoors.
Protecting your skin isn't just meant in the summer, we live in a town where temps can get over 120. That means that when Sam goes back to school, she will be wearing sunscreen, and anytime we are going to take a walk or even stand outside, there has to be some sun protection.
Right now the kids have been spending a lot of time outside in their pool. For those times we use a product like Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen or Neutrogena Beach Defense. Both of these products are water resistant for up to 80 minutes and offer protection even while the kids are jumping, sweating and completely monkeying around.
Finding the right product for the activity you are doing is important, as is following product directions. I like having several different products available, so we can pick and choose which we need. Find our more about the Neutrogena Sun Care Line.
Other ways that we help protect the kids skin is by not going out during peak hours when the sun is harshest. That means scheduling indoor activities during those hours and leaving all the outdoor stuff for earlier in the morning or later in the day. We also have a hat for the kids and sun umbrellas for those times when you have to be out during those hours.
Summer can still be enjoyed and it should be. The important thing is to protect your skin and that of your loved ones, so you can get out there without having to worry.
How do you protect your family from the harsh effects of the sun?