Typical of Southeast Louisiana, the weather in Spring is quite unpredictable. One day we are grabbing the sweaters and the next we are reaching for flip flops. But as Summer approaches, we are seeing more and more of tank top and swimsuit weather.
Because less layers are needed, more skin is exposed to the UV rays and we need to be more mindful about protecting our delicate skin. Did you know that UV exposure increases by about 33% for every 20% ozone layer loss. The end result? About 33% more skin cancers. Fortunately, Neutrogena tackled this topic at a recent Sun Summit. Here are a few excerpts:
“The brightness of the sun has increased, while the ozone layer has been depleted. So climate change has led to warmer temperatures, which means Spring comes earlier and Fall lasts longer and people are outside more. Due to the combination of these environmental and lifestyle changes current risk of UV is higher than it’s been ever before.”
-Dr. Drew Shindell, Scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
“I’m seeing more skin cancer in patients in their 20s, which definitely didn’t happen 15 years ago. That also means I’m seeing sun damage a lot earlier than ever before.”
-Doris Day, M.D., M.A., Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at the NYU Langone Medical Center
One way to protect yourself is by using sun protection and Neutrogena offers options for every age, lifestyle and activity. As a Neutrogena Ambassador, I recently received a box full of tools to help me safely navigate the Summer months for my family and I.
My absolute favorite product is the Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids line. Because kids never stay still long enough to dry off, the Wet Skin spray technology cuts through water to form a broad spectrum UVA/UVB protective barrier. It doesn’t drip or form a yucky white mess on your hands and skin. And if you have a baby, you will love the Pure & Free Baby Faces Ultra Gentle Sunscreen. Free of chemical sunscreens, fragrances, dyes, and oils, this tear-free formula won’t sting or irritate baby’s eyes.
Are you headed to the beach or perhaps a cruise this Summer? I can help fill your suitcase with sunscreen! Neutrogena would like to help decrease the 33% increase in skin cancers by providing THIRTY THREE of my readers with their very own sunscreen kit (pictured above). I will be giving away TEN kits in this post and TWENTY more through Facebook/Twitter and Pinterest in the coming days so be on the lookout! Enter below:
This post was written by the Experimental Mommy. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% mine.