Sun Smarts & Sunblock

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My son asked me the other day why his light colored skin is called fair. “It’s not fair that I burn so easy when I am in the sun,” he explained to me. It is true that applying sunblock every morning and wearing a hat is a must for my son, but it something everyone regardless of skin type should do. It’s a common misconception that fair skinned people only need sunblock and shade, but when you learn how to be sun smart, you’ll understand that Melanoma doesn’t discriminate.

NO-AD sunscreen reached out to me to help them share how Melanoma can be prevented. NO-AD is a sunscreen brand that doesn’t pay expensive advertising prices, and instead uses this money to produce a quality product that is affordable to purchase. They sent me a couple bottles of sunscreen in exchange for this post. I personally feel that sunscreen is liquid gold when it comes to the health of my family.

Sun Smarts

  • Apply sunscreen 15 to 20 minutes before going out in the sun and reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.
  • Use a golf ball-sized amount (1 oz.) each time you apply or reapply sunscreen.
  • Sunscreen should be broad-spectrum, at least SPF 30 and water-resistant to help protect from UVA and UVB rays.
  • If used properly, families should go through many ounces of sunscreen during a season in the sun.
  • Remember, spray-on sunscreens MUST be rubbed into the skin to be effective.

Skin Cancer Awareness

I have read other mom blogs that chastise parents for applying toxic lotion (sunblock) on their children. If they had researched skin cancer and sunblock use then they would have found a direct correlation between sun burns and skin cancer which could ultimately lead to death. NO-AD is reasonably priced and has received The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation for safe and effective protection. All NO-AD sunscreens are PABA-, paraben-, and retinyl palmitate-free. The only thing that is toxic is not wearing sunblock.

  • On average, 1 person dies from melanoma every hour.
  • 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
  • Research shows women are 9 times more likely than men to notice melanoma on others.
  • Nearly 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each day.
  • The five-year survival rate for melanoma when detected and treated in its early stages is 98%.

Apply It

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6 comments on “Sun Smarts & Sunblock”

  1. Anna Marie says:

    Excellent post, lots of good information as we head into the summer months.

    1. Rachel says:

      Thanks! I’ve been using the guide when I apply sunblock at the pool and almost everywhere.

  2. Lowanda J says:

    Yes, I used sunscreen all the time. The face sunscreen I mentioned on #sitsblogging is from my dermatologist and it is 50+ , I can really tell a difference because I would usually be peeling by now.
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    1. Rachel says:

      Yes, you really need to find a sunscreen that works for your body. I like the NO AD face sunscreen b/c it won’t clog your pores.

  3. josé says:

    I use sunscreen every day, I’m currently using sunscreen in capsules

    1. Rachel says:

      That’s interesting. Where do you buy capsule sunscreen?

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