Being in a family of redheads, I KNOW sunscreen! We all have to lather up before heading out into the sun or we will get burned. We’re not the family that just choses to protect ourselves from the sun’s rays – we have to! I learned that a long time ago! After just spending two weeks in sunny Florida, I might as well have taken out stock in sunscreen! haha! We went through a lot of sunscreen! It had to hold up to the heat of Disney and the water and sand of St. Pete Beach. No problem! I just kept reapplying. My kids never complained. They know how important it is for them to wear sunscreen.
Even though I’m a veteran sunscreen user, I’m still learning tips along the way that help me keep my family as safe as possible under those harsh rays. I know how important it is to make sun protection a priority. Sunscreen does more than protect against sunburns, it protects against long-term effects that are not always visible, like skin damage and skin cancer. To help take the guesswork out of sunscreen, I’ve put together 3 Tips For Sunscreen Success this summer!
1. Planning ahead is key! This definitely applies with sunscreen. Before heading to your family outing, consider how long you will be outside and how many times everyone will need to reapply – remember to bring sunscreen for ALL outdoor activities, hikes, bike rides, swimming or even just a meal out in the backyard.
2. Be sure to apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to you and your kids’ entire bodies 30 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
3. A tip for the kids – make sunscreen application fun. Make up lyrics to your own melody to sing while applying sunscreen. It keeps them engaged and makes it feel like less of a chore.
Family gatherings can be hosted under many different conditions – One of the sunscreens I love, Banana Boat®,has some great products that offer multi-skin benefits, like water-resistance, ease of application and comfort. For example, for families at the beach, I love their new SunComfort™ Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen – it provides Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection and water resistance, and also allows sand to easily brush off! That means everyone can get back to playing after reapplying! That’s big for families! Not much downtime!
Banana Boat® sun care products are tested in seven conditions – sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and extreme heat – to provide safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection for the entire family. Make sure to check out Banana Boat® at your local Walmart for all your outdoor, summer fun needs and keep your family save in the sun this summer!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.