Teach Your Kids Sun Safety This Holiday With #MimicMommy and Neutrogena

[maxbutton id=”3″ ]

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena, all thoughts are my own.

I think it’s safe to say that we all want our kids to copy us- eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink 8 glasses of water a day, brush and floss their teeth, keep a clean room, but what about suncare?

Whether you live in Wisconsin or Mississippi, the sun’s rays are harsh. The sun produces two types of ultraviolet rays- UVA and UVB. UVA rays cause premature aging and wrinkles, UVB rays cause damage to the skin’s surface (sunburn); both have the potential to cause skin cancer. And yes, black parents, we can get skin cancer, and so can our babies. Melanin does not provide full protection from the sun, the SPF for darker skin tones is low, providing minimal protection. It’s one of the reasons I decided to partner with Neutrogena and the #MimicMommy campaign, to spread the word that black people can get skin cancer too. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Caucasian people have a higher incidence of melanoma, but it is deadlier in people of color. African American patients were most likely to be diagnosed with melanoma in later stages, which reduces survival rate (source).  

Kids Sun Safety Infographic Final

So, let’s have a talk with our kids about sun safety, and introduce you to Neutrogena Beach Defense Products:

Neutrogena Beach Defense provides superior skin protection and clinically proven to defend the signs of sun damage. Thanks to HELIOPLEX Technology, the sunscreen forms a UVA/UVB barrier that is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, lightweight, fast absorbing, oil free and PABA free. Neutrogena Beach Defense products include:

  • Neutrogena® Beach Defense® Water + Sun Protection Sunscreen Stick Broad Spectrum SPF 50+; $10.49
  • Neutrogena® Beach Defense® Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30; $9.49
  • Neutrogena® Beach Defense® Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 70; $10.49
  • Neutrogena® Beach Defense® Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 30; $9.49
  • Neutrogena® Beach Defense® Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 70; $10.49


Quick suncare tips

  • Seek shade between 10 am and 4 pm if possible
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV-blocking shades for extra protection
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher
  • Apply 2 tablespoons of sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside.
  • Keep babies under 6 months out of the sun
  • See your physician yearly for a skin exam


Win it!

Show us how you get your kids to #MimicMommy – share photos or videos of you and your children applying sunscreen together, tagging @Neutrogena and #MimicMommy. Three lucky reader winners will win a set of Neutrogena® sunscreens for the whole family!


Neutrogena Sun Safety

More about Aprill

Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

9 thoughts on “Teach Your Kids Sun Safety This Holiday With #MimicMommy and Neutrogena

  1. Monica Young

    I love these products, I pack them all the time when we go out on vacation or just for a hike. The spray one is my favorite because it is so easy to apply. The are great for traveling because they do not spill. I hope I win the giveaway


  2. David Elliott

    I think I this post made me very ashamed today. I know that things are more difficult and I don’t always know what her mother has done when I pick her up. But we went out to Knott’s Berry Farm today and she ended up with a nice good burn on her shoulders. Makes me feel sad. :(. I will have to remember better in the future.


  3. Tiffany MrsTee Haywood

    Sun Safety is so important! We recently went to Disney for a family vacation and the heat and sun combined was draining us all. Learning how to take breaks, stay hydrated and most of all keep our skin protected was key to making the vacation enjoyable and safe.


  4. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Being safe in the sun is so important for every day of the spring & summer. I love that Neutrogena has so many products to keep us safe from the sun’s UV rays. This reminds me tha I need to pick up a few more bottles for the whole season.


  5. Ali Rost

    The pool opened over the weekend and as I walked through with my grandson, it was like a chorus of moms “Let’s put on your sunscreen” While it didn’t seem very important to me when I was young, now that I’m over 40, I’v developed a reverence for skincare. I entered the giveaway and really hope I win. We’ll be stocked up for the rest of the summer!


  6. Tami - This Mom's Delight

    Skin protection is important to me lately. Neutrogena Beach Defense sounds like the perfect solution. I need exactly what it provides: skin protection and defense against the signs of sun damage.


  7. Leigh Anne Borders

    It is so important to model for our children how we protect our skin. They are going to be outside a lot and now is the time to make sure they know what to do. Neutrogena is such a great brand to use.


  8. Farrah Less Gomez

    Sun provides Vitamin D that is beneficial to people. But too much exposure can be harmful and can cause skin problem. Proper care with right product is essential in order to enjoy the summer. Neutrogena is one of the product I trust when it comes to protection and making your skin smooth.


  9. latanya t

    Yes, I will


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.