Momma Told Me: This Summer We #ChooseSkinHealth With Simple Tips For Sensitive Skin!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

This Summer We #ChooseSkinHealth With Simple Tips For Sensitive Skin!

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Neutrogena. I received samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All photos contained below are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2015.
This Summer #ChooseSkinHealth with Neutrogena, now with 5 Sun Care Products featuring the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association. #ad
Momma Told Me: Cover up!

Have you ever heard the expression "You're going to catch your death out there?" It's an adage many of the women in my family have used for generations, but one we most often associate with cold weather and the Winter. As grim as it sounds, you're actually more likely to compromise your health during an unsuspectingly gorgeous day outside, rather than in gloomy weather when you're naturally more aware of the risks. Why? Because 1 in 5 adults will be diagnosed with skin cancer, and an overwhelming number of those cases can be attributed to unprotected UV exposure from the sun. Going outside during the sunny months without your 'coat' of UV protection sunscreen, and proper hydration can be just as dangerous as walking into a snowstorm in a tank top and flip flops.
Having been raised in SoCal, and by Momma herself, I was constantly being educated and reminded about two major 'invisible' health risks, sun exposure and smoke. We'll save the smoking lecture for another day. Today we're going to talk about skin health and your Summer life plans. You see, unless you quite literally live in a rock, or a cave- and yes, even (especially) those who live in continually cold climates such as Alaska, you should be using SPF protection daily. UV rays travel through materials, reflect off surfaces (such as water and snow), and are always present when the sun is out (even if you can't see the sun because of clouds and such.)
In fact, you are being exposed to UV rays even when you are taking shelter in the shade, as shade offers only about 5-7 SPF protection; lower than even the lowest commercial sunscreen, and most tanning lotions. And external factors, such as medications and beauty care products can actually make your skin more absorbent and responsive to the impact of UV rays! That means you may actually be making yourself more susceptible to sun exposure risks AND forgoing any preventative measures like sunscreen, effectively doubling your risk of skin cancer. It may be scary stuff but I'm glad to share that the art of active sun protection doesn't have to be scary.
You may have noticed, through the years, I'm sort of an unofficial brand champion for Neutrogena products. Neutrogena is a brand I've trusted my haircare and skincare routines to for years thanks to their conscious product formulations that are sensitive skin considerate and ingredient intelligent. Their Triple Repair haircare collection single handedly brought my hair back to life after a very unfortunate run-in with professional grade bleach chemicals, and their Cleansing Towelettes consistently remove full face costume makeup without any irritation. So, it's easy to see why I haven't needed any convincing in trusting their sun protection line.
However, if my testimonial isn't quite enough, Neutrogena sun care products now boast another credit, with 5 products recently having received the National Eczema Association's Seal of Acceptance for their extra gentle formulations perfect for eczema prone and sensitive skin. Neutrogena® Pure And Free® Baby Faces Ultra Gentle Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45, Neutrogena® Pure And Free® Baby Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 60, Neutrogena® Pure And Free® Baby Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 60, Neutrogena® Sensitive Skin Sunscren Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 60, and Neutrogena® Pure And Free® Liquid Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 have all recieved this prestigious nod. The formulations and products themselves have not changed, they are just as awesome and gentle on skin as ever, but now are simply recognized for their superior skin protection with gentle application.
Coolibar UV protective clothing has the whole family covered! http://www.coolibar.com/
You know I, myself, have very fair and sensitive skin (I have to use fragrance free detergents and break out with contact to several common skincare ingredients,) but baby Nathan, 10 months, is exceptionally sensitive with his read hair and fair genes. This Summer he'll be hitting the pool (he really is a little tadpole, and just loves the water) with UV protective swimsuits and Neutrogena® Pure And Free® Baby Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60. Water resistant and with a suggested 80 minute application life, this simple stick applicator makes SPF protection a breeze on baby's face and ears, and is entirely fragrance free for gentle application. Here Nathan is seen styling in his UV protective Coolibar swimwear, paired with Neutrogena skincare protection. For more tips on simple sun care for infants and children stay up to date with the brand on their Facebook page.
In fact, the Neutrogena sun care lineup has not only traveled up the coast and back on our Road Trip through national parks and along the Pacific Coast beaches, but recently accompanied me to Mudderella NorCal 2015. If there isn't a better test of a suncreen's resiliency than direct sunlight at high noon and consistent exposure to muddy water and make-shift rivers, I don't know what is. Neutrogena®'s Sensitive Skin Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 60 made sure the only discomfort I experienced after this day long event was seriously sore muscles. Though, I do have to warn the product itself is quite thick and requires diligent application- so always enlist the help of a partner to ensure full coverage. Upon first rub in, there was a thin white residue, which made coverage tracking a bit easier.
This Summer #ChooseSkinHealth with Neutrogena, now with 5 Sun Care Products featuring the Seal of Acceptance from the National Eczema Association. #ad
No matter your skin's complexion or age, it's important to observe safe sun exposure, and proper hydration, throughout the Summer and entire year. Don't let sensitive skin, or eczema, keep you from properly protecting your skin. Choose dermatologist recommended and National Eczema Association accepted Neutrogena® sun care products for easy to wear protection with a powerful punch. You'll find these skin health much haves at national drug and grocery chains near you (I usually grab mine at Walmart and CVS.) Have you used one of the 5 NEA Accepted Products before? Why not help let the world know how simple sun cae can be by leaving a review on one of the seal accepted products product pagesNow, be honest, how often do you apply products with SPF protection?

What Daughter Says: You put on a coat in the Winter, now don't forget to put on some SPF protection in the Summer (and all year, too!)

16 comments:

  1. I have used Neurtrogena products for many years. I love the way they work :)

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  2. I love Neutrogena. Theyr'e one of a handful of brands I buy to keep my skin feeling healthy. I've never tried their sunscreen, though. Thanks!

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  3. I always have Neutrogena on hand. We spend most of our time outside, so we all care deeply about proper sun care and using sunscreens whether it is a summer day here on the farm, or a fun day up skiing in winter. Loved you pics! I think I have been to most of those places. I want to take my kids back to see Paul Bunyon sometime. I have pics of my self photographed there as a small child.

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  4. My son has very sensitive skin! It's much easier to prevent burns than to treat burns afterwards!

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  5. I have always used Neutrogena for my face sunscreen. I really love that it is now better than ever! These are some great pictures too!

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  6. We all have sensitive skin, so this sunscreen is perfect for my family. I love to be in the sun, but hate the burn if I forget to put my sunscreen on.

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  7. We use the same sunscreen. Nothing but the best for my family! I love their line of products!

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  8. We are a family with sensitive skin so using products that are free from chemicals is an absolute must. I love and trust the Neutrogena brand!

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  9. Sounds like a great line of products! Sunscreen is super important during the summer!

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  10. I use my sunscreen every morning. It is so important to protect your skin. Neutrogena make amazing skin care products.

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  11. Loving that big floppy hat. Lol I use safe sunscreen when I go out.

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  12. I do like Neutrogena products, I can't lie. I especially like to use them during the summer months to protect my skin from sunburn and other harmful things.

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  13. That mud run looks amazing! I love mud runs they are so much fun! I need to get better about sunscreen I am always forgetting.

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  14. We always use Neutrogena sunscreen! Just bought a bunch more for Maui ;)

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  15. I love Neutrogena. I use it as a face moisturizer! Also, I love this post. Great pics...

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  16. Have you heard of skin deep rating? EWG makes a yearly report on sunscreens based on their effectiveness and chemicals in them if they are safe for your skin or not, and gives great skin safety tips in their report, I highly recommend it!

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