Disclosure: I teamed up with Neutrogena on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
We are having fun in the sun this summer! The last few days have been pretty mild in temperatures, so I have been getting my kids to play outdoors. Today’s activity was boating and playing in the sand. I have very pale skin so I burn very easily. I know what it is liked to be burned and it is no fun at all. Sunscreen is a must in our family if we are going outdoors. I instill the same practices with my children. They know as soon as I am finished with applying my sunscreen, I help apply sunscreen on them. We go through the same routine so we never miss a spot.
I have tried many different sunscreens and have never really found the right fit until I was asked to partner with Neutrogena. I will never go back to spending hours at the store figuring out which sunscreen will work best for my family. Neutrogena goes on easy. It is not greasy or runny. I was finding with other sunscreens I would be sweating profusely. Now that I use Neutrogena I am no longer dripping sweat. It doesn’t even feel like I am covered in sunscreen. It also has a pleasant smell. My children no longer complain about putting on sunscreen.
As I mentioned earlier we are all about routine when putting on sunscreen. I find having a routine ensures that a spot will never be missed. I also believe having them watch me put on sunscreen they will then mimic this lifelong behavior of sun protection. Having sun safe behaviors at a young age will reduce the likelihood of developing skin cancer later in life.
Have you heard of the Holderness Family? They are hilarious. Neutrogena is launching the MimicMommy MOVEment and teaming up with 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!
Did you know?
According to a new Neutrogena Survey conducted online by Harris Poll, more than 4 in 5 parents of children under 18 years old say their children do not wear sunscreen on a daily basis – despite over 9 in 10 Americans believing sunscreen is important for protecting a child’s health.
Additional Survey Results and Skin Cancer Data:
The poll findings provide some of the strongest evidence that parents understand the dangers of unprotected sun exposure, but aren’t acting on it.
· Less than 1 in 5 moms of children under 18 years old (18%) say they apply sunscreen to themselves on a daily basis.
· Nearly one quarter of parents of children under 18 years old (22%) don’t know if a few painful sunburns during childhood can double a person’s odds of getting skin cancer later in life.
Check out all of the sunscreens Neutrogena has to offer. What tips or tricks do you have to MimicMommy?