Sunscreen is part of our regular routine when my family leaves the house to spend time outside. We want to have fun, but we also want to make sure we’re protecting our skin — it’s important for both kids and parents!
Prepping for a bright and sunny day in Los Angeles!
I remember when people first started wearing sunscreen as a regular measure to prevent sun damage to the skin. That was in the ’80s, when I was at least 10-years-old, which means that before that? I didn’t really wear sunscreen, or my parents didn’t make me.
As an adult, I have seen the effects of that long-ago sun damage. So now I am vigilant about sun protection for my kids. My husband is too. In fact, he’s probably even more concerned about it than I am! He’s justified in his concern — just one or two bad sunburns experienced as a child can double the risk of a person getting skin cancer.
It’s a family affair.
On Mother’s Day we all went to our first Major League Soccer match — LA Galaxy versus New England Revolution. This was exciting for us because my older son just started playing soccer for the first time last year. In a town where many children start soccer very young, I thought he might be intimidated by joining in the sport at age 10, but he caught on quickly because soccer is such a unifying game. I watched how this fun soccer match unified the fans in StubHub Arena to cheer on the Galaxy.
Major League Soccer has teamed up with Neutrogena® to promote healthy habits among children when it comes to protection from the sun. All of the ball kids around the perimeter of the field wore bright yellow #ChooseSkinHealth t-shirts — my own kids got to wear them too, along with bright yellow wristbands, which made it easy to find our group of four on the jumbo screen in the stadium!
Before we left for the match, we took the time to apply sunscreen on ourselves and our kids. By now, my boys are used to the drill — they willingly submit to having sunscreen rubbed onto every visible piece of skin. With the addition of CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Spray, my younger son actually likes to put it on himself.
Watching their mom and dad take care of our own skin gives the boys a good example of how sun protection is a priority for us, and something that is just part of getting ready to spend some time outdoors.
So many choices! I picked Neutrogena® Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF 60+ because California melanoma rates have increased 36% in the past 10 years!
Even when the sky is overcast, we take the extra time to apply sunscreen and grab a hat. On Mother’s Day, most of the Los Angeles area was under a thick layer of clouds, but as the Galaxy match began, the sun came out and bathed us in golden light.
The match was exciting! The Galaxy won 4-2, reaching a milestone of 300 regular season wins! And, the weather was unexpectedly hot and sunny, so I was really happy that we had been so diligent about putting on sunscreen!
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This post was sponsored on behalf of Neutrogena® via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
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