Sun Smarts & Sunblock
This is a sponsored post. I received complimentary products from NO-AD. All opinions are my own. See Disclosure/Disclaimer for details.
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.
- 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%.
NO-AD sunscreen is available at mass, food, drug and military retailers throughout the U.S. and in 25 countries.
What is important for you in a sunscreen?