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4 Sunscreen Facts and More

Family travel during the summer is a must. The trips may be a local, at the beach, at an amusement park, or a cool and interesting locale. Wherever you may travel with your family this summer there are many essential items you must bring. Previously I’ve shared the 5 medical items families should travel with, but with the summer heat there is one more item that you must include.

For summer travel, it is essential to be prepared with quality and sufficient sunscreen! We have all learned so well the horrible effects the sun’s rays can have on our skin. We must be responsible parents and regularly apply & reapply sunscreen to ourselves and children. Here are some important facts about sunscreen:

Did you know that even while wearing sunscreen your body will absorb some Vitamin D?

Yes, it won’t be as much as if you were not wearing sun protection, but you will get some of the well-needed nutrient.

Did you know that sunscreen does expire?

The ingredients will lose the effectiveness over time. Plus, there is an chance of bacteria growth in and around the container. Buy a new bottles each each year.

Did you know that you need to allow 15 minutes to allow the lotion to saturate your skin?

Give you body time to absorb the sun protection. If you jump into the water too quickly it may easily come off.

Did you know that women under 40 have a higher probability of developing melanoma than any other cancer, with the exception of breast cancer?

I don’t think there is much more I can say than that. Wear sunscreen to potentially save your life! Our packing list for our upcoming beach vacation with family & friends was recently formalized as we all gathered to plan out what to pack. There was one item I wanted to be sure every family had. Thanks to Johnson &  Johnson I had great little goodie bags full of some healthy essentials for our trip. Of course there was sunscreen, as well as some Band-Aids and Neosporin! We are now all set for our trip!

Johnson & Johnson HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Site

As you are preparing for family travel this year, I encourage you to head over to the Johnson & Johnson HEALTHY ESSENTIALS┬« site. It is FULL of excellent useful information – including coupons – to help you know all you need to know to about healthy living and to be best prepared for all sorts of family happenings.

I’ve printed out a bunch of coupons from HealthyEssentials.com for myself and headed to Target (www.target.com/bestsummer) to pick a few things (you know it’s never just a few – you walk out with a cart-load!) for our summer travels.   While you’re there, be sure to follow the link to www.yourbestsummer.com to play a virtual soccer game, share your score and take a shot at instantly winning a $200 Target eGiftCard. (valid through August 16, 2014)  

 

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

 

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4 comments

  1. Jamie @ Life of Creed 2 July, 2014 at 20:36 Reply

    Great tips!!! Living in Japan, I have learn skin protection is a must. The ladies and here always have sun gloves to cover their hands and arms, hats on, and parasol to block the suns rays.

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