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How To Teach Kids The Importance Of Sunscreen #MimicMommy and Giveaway

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.

I am so excited to share with you all the #MimicMommy campaign, Neutrogena® is leading a call to action to moms to use sunscreen in front of their kids to demonstrate the importance of daily sunscreen use. Today and every day is a reminder to instill safe sun behaviors in our kids and set the right example.

Kids lead by example, for instance if you have a potty mouth, they might end up with one too, but there are good examples and bad examples and teaching kids the importance of wearing sunscreen is super important to me!  My mom and grandmother both passed away from cancer in 2014 and if I can at least attempt to prevent any kind of skin cancer then that’s a start.  It’s in 90’s up here in Washington State right now and I have been taking my little ones swimming every day because swimming is the best and my kids love it!  Being out in the sun all day means they NEED sunscreen, I myself like to get a tan but I never go out without sunscreen on, even if it’s not sunblock.

I like to teach my kids healthy habits and wearing sunscreen is one we have added to our daily routine, just like brushing your teeth, don’t forget to put on sunscreen.  We have SO much fun in summer and we are careful to never forget our summer essentials when we are on the go.  I love the #MimicMommy campaign, my kids copy almost everything I do, my daughter especially, she is my mini me.

Did You Know?

  • Despite all we know about sun protection, skin cancer continues to be a health epidemic in the U.S. – on average, more than 350 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour – even though skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.
  • As few as two painful sunburns during childhood significantly raises the risk of melanoma, compared to kids who have never been sunburned.
  • Studies show 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.

When I was younger my parents always made sure I had sunscreen on, no matter if the sun was just shining a little, those rays can get through and be harmful, they taught me from a very young age that sunscreen is important! Before we leave the house I put sunscreen on my kids, my oldest will remind me if I haven’t gotten around to doing it, I have taught him that well.  We re apply sunscreen every couple of hours, especially when it’s super hot outside and we are swimming!

Check out this SUPER funny video to learn about #MimicMommy!

It’s hilarious right? It also sends a good message about sunscreen and why it’s important. Over 350 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour and that is a heck of a lot. My kids don’t want to sit down and learn, they want fun, but making learning fun is also easy and that’s we created the sunscreen dance!

I love all the sunscreen that we tried out from Neutrogena, as someone with sensitive skin, these all worked fine for me and my kids haven’t had an ounce of sunburn.

My favorite Neutrogena product for myself would be the Beach Defense Spray, it’s super easy to apply, it rubs right in and within a few minutes you are ready to go. It’s also water resistant, light weight, fast absorbing and provides superior protection against harsh summer weather and signs of aging!

Neutrogena has sunscreen products for the whole family including Neutrogena® Beach Defense® , Neutrogena® Sheer Zinc™ Sunscreen Lotion and Neutrogena® Pure & Free® Baby Sunscreen SPF 50:, I love to stock up on things and you can never have enough sunscreen!

Make sunscreen part of your routine: keep a tube by your toothpaste – a recent study showed that you are more likely to increase sunscreen usage if you place it next to your toothpaste – something you already use daily.

Now is definitely the time to teach your little ones about sunscreen, you can never start too early, if they see you adopting healthy habits into your daily routine they will #MimicMommy!

Click Here to learn more about Neutrogena products.

Giveaway

I have 3 #MimicMommy sunscreen kits to giveaway thanks to Neutrogena, you can share these with your family! Enter below for a chance to win, open to US residents.

Neutrogena Giveaway

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22 comments

  1. Anita Duvall 27 June, 2017 at 08:19 Reply

    I have a husband who has had 9 skin cancers removed from his face, neck and arms. The last time he had to endure plastic surgery on his face. Oh to have known the dangers of the sun when we were teens and kids!

  2. Janet W. 27 June, 2017 at 10:19 Reply

    Sunscreen is important to me because it keeps my skin safe and healthy. It prevents my skin from developing skin cancer later on down the road.

  3. Kayley 27 June, 2017 at 14:22 Reply

    Sunscreen is important to me to protect against both short-term (sunburns) and long-term (skin cancer) dangers.

  4. shirley 28 June, 2017 at 01:30 Reply

    Sunscreen is important to us because spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.

  5. Marilyn Nawara 28 June, 2017 at 02:12 Reply

    Sunscreen is super important — protects skin from getting burnt, premature aging and skin cancer. I use it even when I’m going out for just a short time.

  6. wen budro 28 June, 2017 at 04:18 Reply

    Sunscreen is important to me because I want to prevent my family from getting skin cancer or damaging their skin.

  7. Gina M 3 July, 2017 at 23:29 Reply

    Sunscreen is important to me because I have a history of skin cancer in my family!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  8. Michelle C 4 July, 2017 at 15:19 Reply

    Sunscreen is important to me because I want to protect my kids from sun damage. We’ve had several family members who have had cancerous spots removed, so we take it seriously!

  9. Em Mahr 13 July, 2017 at 13:24 Reply

    Sunscreen is important to me and my family because we want to protect our skin from sunburn and early signs of aging (wrinkles, dark spots, etc.)

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