May 5, 2012

Better Suncare from Coppertone

The sun has been fairly elusive for us still this season but I know many of you are already in full warm weather swing.  So I thought I'd share with you some great info from Coppertone.  If you haven't already, now is the time to stock up on sunscreen for the season.  As a mom of active boys I have learned that I have to stash some in multiple places so I'm not left unexpectedly unprepared.  You can usually find on (inside a plastic baggie) inside my kids sports bags because I am often in too big of a rush to remember it as we hustle out the door.  And of course there's some in our pool/beach bag.  And one in the car.  The car clearly isn't the ideal situation for sunscreen to stay but in a pinch its better than nothing, just remember to replace it often and be prepared for it to be runny.

Check out these great tips from Coppertone:

Smart Sunscreen Use

  • Get a head start on the sun

    Apply sunscreen before you are exposed to the sun.
  • Don't skimp on application

    How much sunscreen is enough? Use it liberally and apply it evenly over all your exposed skin to ensure complete coverage. Reapply as needed.
  • Cover all the bases It's easy to overlook spots like your ears, neck, shoulders and the back of your neck, but they need sunscreen too. So does your scalp if you have thin or thinning hair.

  • Follow the numbers

    SPF tells you the level of protection a sunscreen provides from sunburn. The higher the SPF, the greater the protection. We recommend using a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher whenever you'll be outdoors.
  • Reapply, reapply, reapply

    Slap on another coat of sunscreen as needed — and be sure to reapply after swimming, perspiring, vigorous activity or toweling off.
  • Select waterproof sunscreens that can keep up with kids

    Because children can spend hours playing in the sun and surf, they have specific suncare needs. Use waterproof sunscreens with SPF 30 or higher, and look for products that are quick and easy to apply to squirmy kids. (Keep babies under six months of age out of the sun and consult a doctor before applying sunscreen.)

Successful Sun Strategies

  • Be a shade seeker

    Duck the sun's rays the obvious way: Stay in the shade whenever possible!
  • Stage a cover-up

    Wear dark-colored, tightly woven clothing, along with a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Perfect your timing

    Avoid exposure to the sun when its rays are strongest, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Think beyond the beach

    Remember that sun rays bounce off snow, concrete and water, as well as sand. Smart suncare is important in every spot and every season.

Better Suncare and Your Lifestyle:
How to Make a Perfect Match

Are you ...

  • a busy mom, always on the go?

    Coppertone KIDS® Continuous Spray® Sunscreen (SPF 50) is our easiest and most convenient way to apply sunscreen to kids. This clear, no-rub spray lets you quickly and confidently take care of your family's suncare needs. It sprays at any angle, and moms also appreciate the unique twist-and-lock cap, which means no lost lids or unwanted spills.
  • looking for a convenient way to give babies and toddlers the special suncare they need?

    The #1 pediatrician recommended brand, Coppertone® Water BABIES® Sunscreen has a gentle, non-irritating and non-stinging formula with SPF 50. (Keep babies under six months of age out of the sun and consult a doctor before applying sunscreen.)
  • an everyday athlete or weekend warrior?

    It can really put a damper on your active outdoor fun when sunscreen combines with sweat and runs into your eyes. And your game can suffer when your firm grip on a golf club or tennis racket turns slippery after you apply sunscreen. Coppertone SPORT® Continuous Spray® Sunscreen is waterproof and ultrasweatproof, so it stays where you put it. Plus, the non-greasy formula ensures a no-slip grip.
  • a carefree vacationer?

    You can't wait for those relaxing getaways. When you arrive at your destination, you want to start having fun right away — not waste time cleaning up a messy sunscreen spill in your suitcase. Coppertone® Continuous Spray® sunscreens are the only sunscreens that feature a unique twist-and-lock cap that prevents unwanted spills and lost lids. That gives you one less thing to worry about, whether you're touring around town or kicking back at the beach.
With convenient suncare that meets your needs, you have the freedom to enjoy summer just the way you want.

Do you have a great sunscreen secret? I'd love to hear it!

Disclosure: I was provided this information from Coppertone as part of the Coppertone Water Moms campaign.


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