##This post was sponsored by La Roche-Posay as part of an Influence Central campaign and all opinions expressed in my post are my own##
Sun care is a very sticky topic in my home. We are a family of four with two very active kids, my son Danny probably being the most outdoorsy after my husband and I. Danny plays soccer all year, he loves playing outside our home and in travel teams. My daughter is also active although she is not yet in team sports, she recently took up swimming. As such both my kids have to use highly protective sunscreen. For our year-round needs, we’ve been loving La-Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Dermo Kids, a UVA/UVB sunscreen offering broad spectrum, 80-minute water resistant protection. This sunscreen was created using highly protective ingredients and antioxidants.
I am a fervent sun care advocate in both my blog and all my social media channels. This message is also something I am passing along to both my kids since they were babies. My son spends so much time outside, it is important for him to be sun aware. The statistics about skin cancer don’t lie, it is a real problem in a sun obsessed society such as ours. Did you know that only 5 sunburns before the age of 20 can increase the risk of melanoma by a startling +80%? This figure is staggering *Numbers according to the Skin Cancer foundation.
This summer we took a family trip to the south of England and the whole family spent some much needed time beachside. That being said, we were sun prepared with hats, sunscreen, umbrellas and only went to the beach after midday when the sun was not as strong.
Also to be noted, La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Dermo Kids is fragrance free, paraben free and allergy tested. This is an exceptionally lightweight sunscreen that will stick to your skin and is water resistant up to 80 minutes. For Danny, this sunscreen wears very well for all his soccer games and camp this summer. In the case that you sunburn, La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 will nourish and sooth dry skin as well as visibly irritated areas. This nourishing balm is made with powerful ingredients such as Panthenol, Shea Butter and Glycerin.
Lastly, La Roche-Posay has come up with a great app and tool called My UV Patch (app download required). This app was created to help kids and adults to measure their UV exposure and risk in real time using the My UV Patch stickers. My UV Patch and its mobile app is available both on iOS and Android devices.
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