8.21.2015

Swimming with Neutrogena

As summer comes to a screeching halt, we are trying to squeeze in as much fun in the sun as possible. To the girls, that's pool time! Luckily, they have an awesome babysitter who takes them to her pool where they swim until their skin is wrinkly and they are past the point of being tired! As if my girls need to be any more tan than they already are, especially Ella! I used to tan just like her, and it would last well into the fall, but not the case anymore!



Even though I love a good tan and letting the girls be outside as much as possible, I am well aware how important it is to protect our skin. Neutrogena's Wet Skin Collection is the first ever water-resistant lotion sunscreen specifically designed for wet skin application to provide broad spectrum sun protection in wet/sweaty or dry conditions. I don't know about you guys, but it is quite difficult to make a 7 year old and an almost-three-year-old wait until they are dry to reapply their sunscreen. They have one thing on their agenda and it's jumping in the pool! I love that the Wet Skin Collection is:


·         Proven to provide full strength protection even on wet skin
·         Sweat-resistant and water-resistant
·         Available in spray, lotion and stick forms for both kids and adults

I can't tell you how great it is to be able to spray when they or not have to make them wait forever after I apply, before they can hop back in the pool! The lotion and stick is also convenient for my girls- in desperate times I have had to use spray lotion to apply to their face and its no fun!



Did you know that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lives, yet skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers? And with early detection most skin cancer is curable. It scares me to think back on all of the years I would make weekly trips to the tanning bed, or wear no protection outside, and if I did it was SPF 4 or 8! 

The Neutrogena Choose Skin Health campaign, a partnership between Neutrogena and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, is dedicated to fighting skin cancer and saving lives through education, early detection, and empowering people to follow sun safe behaviors. Since its launch in 2009, the Neutrogena – #1 dermatologist recommended sun care brand – has provided more than 11,000 free skin screenings, donated more than $30 million dollars’ worth of sunscreen product to families in need through a Buy 1 Donate 1 program and diagnosed more than one thousand cases of skin cancer in the US alone!!



This year, Neutrogena partnered with a variety of celebrity ambassadors, including Kerry Washington, to help spread the word about the importance of sun protection by sharing personal #ChooseSkinHealth testimonials on social media. Neutrogena believes that each story makes a difference – and can even help save a life! What's your #ChooseSkinHealth story? Mine is as simple as increasing my SPF over the years. Now I can't bring myself to use anything less than 15, not only for fear of getting sun burned but also for fear of long term affects!

Share your #ChooseSkinHealth story and protect your skin! 

Thank you to Neutrogena for sponsoring this post. While it is a sponsored post, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

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