Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sun Care Tips: Smart Sunscreen Use #CoppertoneWaterMoms

I'm very excited to announce that I'm a Coppertone Water MOM... That means I'm going to be sharing tips and useful information to keep you and your family protected from the sun this summer!

Today I'm going to share with you a few sun care tips for smart sunscreen use (as provided by the Coppertone Water MOMS newsletter):

*Get a head start on the sun
Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you are exposed to the sun.

*Don't skimp on sunscreen
Use it liberally and apply it evenly over all exposed skin to ensure complete coverage. Reapply as directed.

*Cover all the bases
It's easy to overlook spots like the ears, neck, and shoulders, but they need sunscreen too. Remember to grab a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses and to seek shade when the sun is most intense.

*Follow the numbers
SPF tells you the level of protection a sunscreen provides from sunburn. Use sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher whenever you'll be outdoors.

*Reapply, reapply, reapply
Apply another coat of sunscreen as needed, at least every 2 hours- and be sure to reapply after swimming, sweating, vigorous activity or toweling off.

*Select water resistant sunscreens that can keep up with kids
Use water resistant sunscreens with broad spectrum 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.)

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Disclosure: As a member of the Coppertone® Water MOMS group, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit. No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.


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