Forget Your Sunscreen and Risk Ending Up Like This!

We LIVE to vacation and play like children as much as possible. Especially in the sun…

sunscreen image…which is why making smart decisions to protect our skin is so important so not to run the risk of being on “home arrest” from a sun burn. Or worse, unable to play in the sun while enjoying a dreamy Cruise vacation escape.

Unfortunately though, some people just don’t get it. Here’s a sad story for you

One afternoon, while at Walt Disney World  we were approaching the washroom, when all of a sudden we could hear squeals and “mommy it hurts” coming from around the corner.

Looking at each other with daunting expressions, we were unsure what kind of problem we were going to encounter as we turned the corner. Suddenly the problem was clear.

Mom was rubbing sunscreen on her, no older then 5 year old’s, skin that had already looked like the color of a cooked lobster. Ouch!

Nancy’s first reaction was anger. But wanting to walk up to mom and say, “what the hell were you thinking!” wasn’t an option, as for 1. It was none of our business and 2. We don’t know a THING about being parents in the first place… so who are we to judge.

That said, it was hard to swallow seeing this child in such pain when the simple solution was “SUNSCREEN”.

Now we know you are smarter then this, but that’s why it’s called an accident, right? Even the smartest of the smart make mistakes.

So!

In a recent article written by Dove Dermatologists they had these tips recommended for safe sun fun and we wanted to share them with you today so you and us NEVER have to experience that story above, no matter how old we are.

Check it out:

  • Your skin must always be protected from the sun by applying a sunscreen product that has “broad spectrum”. It gives protection against both UVB and UVA rays.
  • Sunscreen is not truly water resistant. So when playing in a water park or by the ocean extra care is needed as sweat and swimming will weaken sunscreen protection.
  • SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Dermatologists recommend that your sunscreen have a SPF of 30 or higher if you are going to be at the beach or in the sun for long periods of time. Whether you choose a cream, lotion, stick, or spray is up to you. Just make sure you apply it liberally to all exposed areas of your skin and reapply often, especially if you’re swimming or exercising.
  • SPF of 15 or higher, is fine for everyday use if you’re only going to spend a few minutes at a time out in the sun.

Well, that’s some good advice from the skin experts!

Sometimes it’s nice to be reminded of the things we already know, so we don’t slip and forget.

Hopefully, this article keeps you and your skin happy and healthy in 2012 and beyond. 🙂

We Appreciate You!

Nancy & Shawn

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