It’s sitting mid-90s here in Texas and needless to say it is HOTT!! A simple trip to the store has me sweating in about a minute getting the kids out of the car. So far this summer, we have had two lake trips, one water park trip and two pool days. We have many more days in the sun planned this summer so it’s VERY important to me that we have fun, but first of all, that we are protected. Here are six ways our family has more fun in the sun:
Use Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen
You can’t have any fun if you are getting torched by the sun. Use Sunscreen! Often! And, really what’s more fun to kids than a sunscreen bottle that changes colors in harmful UVs? Not to mention, it’s fun for moms because every Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen begins with a natural, not chemical, mineral base. Zinc Oxide is a key ingredient in their formula that is doctor-trusted and provides true broad-spectrum protection for UV rays. You might not know this but chemical sunscreen soak into your skin and absorb the sun’s rays after they’ve entered your body, but mineral-based sunscreens, like Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreens, act like millions of tiny mirrors on top of your skin and reflect most of the sun’s rays before they enter your body.
In simple terms, Mineral-based sunscreens are cleaner, safer and provide better protection. And, Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen turns blue when you are in harmful UV rays. See… sunscreen can be fun!
Invest in Rash guards
I love a cute swimsuit, but I love protecting my children’s skin more than any swimsuit. Honestly, I LOVE my kids rash guard swimsuits the most. They keep their skin protected and provide great coverage for fun active kids. My son’s rash guard even has a hood! He wore it a few weekends ago at a waterpark and we had so many people stop us and ask where to buy it. The extra protection the hood provided was fantastic for babies out in the sun all day!
Don’t forget to protect your eyes as well! Make sure each of your family members have sunglasses. We have “fun” sunglasses for each of the kids that we don’t mind if they play with and they love picking out pairs to keep in my purse to be “like mommy” when I wear mine. Not only can the uv rays be damaging to your eyes, but squinting all day from the sun can give you a headache as well. I always make sure I have my sunnies in tow!
Protect your feet! See where I am going here? You can’t have fun if your not protected properly and being safe. Water shoes protect your little ones feet from hot cement, hot rocks, or any other material they may be walking on. It also gives them extra grip in water that may prove dangerous. Water shoes are a great buy!
Reapply Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen
Yes, “reapplying” Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen claims the fifth spot! You MUST remember to reapply sunscreen every 1-2 hours! I try to lather my crew up before we leave the house, then set a reminder on my phone so I don’t forget while we are busy having fun. It only takes a few minutes to reapply your sunscreen to make sure you are covered.
Drink plenty of water
Lastly, but extremely important. Drink plenty of water when out in the sun. You can’t have fun if all your energy is depleted. Water helps keep you hydrated and ready for fun. Drink up!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Blue Lizard Sunscreen. The opinions and text are all mine.