This post is a collaboration between That Chic Mom and No-Ad.
Summer is almost upon us and that means lots of fun in the sun. Would it shock you to know that many people do not properly apply sunscreen? While they have the best intentions at heart the lack of knowledge can lead to skin damage and possibly melanoma. May is Melanoma Awareness month and I have teamed up with NO-AD to make sure you are educated on how to properly use sunscreen. As a mom my instincts to protect my kids also apply to protecting them from the sun. I am that mom who makes her kids wear hats during long sun exposure and reapplies every swim break! My family has a very strong history of skin cancer and I am determined to break that pattern and spare my kids.
“Understanding both application frequency and amount is essential to proper sun care. You cannot have one without the other.”
– Dermatologist Dr. Richard C. Kirkpatrick
Did you know that you need a golf ball size amount of sunscreen to cover your whole body?
Did you know you should reapply sunscreen every two hours?
Did you know that you need to rub in all sunscreen even spray on?
Did you know that you need to apply sunscreen 15 minutes before exposure?
Did you know that sunscreen should be broad-spectrum, at least an SPF 30, water-resistant and protect from UVA and UVB rays?
Did you know that All NO-AD sunscreens are PABA-, paraben-, and retinyl palmitate-free?
Neither did I, honestly I never looked twice at NO-AD before this spring. Not only is NO-AD free of all those harmful ingredients but all NO-AD lotions SPF 15 and higher have received The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for “safe and effective protection.” That is huge. It seems like I am constantly seeing articles about the worst sunscreens on the market or horror stories of sunburns so I want the best for my kids. Armed with this sunscreen proper use information and NO-AD my girls will be poolside protected all summer long.
You can find NO-AD sunscreen at mass, food, drug and military retailers in the U.S. and 25 countries as well as online at Walmart and Walgreens.
WIN IT: One lucky That Chic Mom reader will win a NO-Ad prize pack including:
- NA Sport SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray
- NO-AD Sport Body and Face Sunscreen Stick SPF 50
- NO-AD backpack
- NO-AD Frisbee
- NO-AD Kids Sunscreen Lotion SPF50.
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