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Keeping Cool in the Sun with Natural Sunscreen

As a Melanoma Survivor, sun exposure and sunscreen are so important to me.  It's not only important for my health, but so extremely important for my children's.

Did you know…

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.

A person’s risk for melanoma doubles if he or she has had more than five sunburns at any age.

One or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than double a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life.

One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 57 minutes).

Source.

Even with Miss Moreaya's beautiful skin color, she still gets sunscreen applied any time we're outside – as do Sophia and me!

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When I first had Sophia, I turned to a friend who is a Dermatologist PA on recommendations for sunscreen that were both safe for babies AND actually worked.  I wanted the highest SPF I could find.  I didn't care about the cost or the brand, as long as they worked.

trukid natural sunscreenShe recommended a Zinc Oxide base and with both UVA/UVB protection.  I was surprised to find that some of the most popular name brands in the stores didn't fit the bill.  So I searched high and low for brands to try.

I was recently sent {free for review} a tube of TruKid's Sunny Days Sport Sunscreen and their Sunny Days Face Stick.  Both are rated as SPF 30.

All of the TruKid products {including their Bath, Hair, and Sun Care lines} are all classified as natural.  The Sun Care line is Paraben Free, BPA & Phthalate Free, Non-Tox, and even Gluten Free!  Since we received the TruKid sunscreens, they've been in our swim bag everywhere we go…

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I usually buy large packages of sunscreen because we go through a lot, but I've found myself loving these smaller tubes.  I have found that I like just grabbing the Face stick for on the go and not necessarily when we're doing a big outdoor outing.

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I'm not sure how well they would store, whether they would melt or get soft, but I would love to be able to have these sticks stashed everywhere – one in the diaper bag and in the car!

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You can see that when you put it on, it does stay on top of the skin.

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Sophia is sporting the Sunny Days Sport lotion.  We did rub it in, but she wanted a picture of herself before.  She's a little ham.  The Sport sunscreen goes in really easily and gives water resistant protection, in the water, for up to 40 minutes before needing to be re-applied, and up to 2 hours out of the water.

I really couldn't be happier about finding the TruKid products for my girls.  They love the fun and colorful tubes, think the Face Stick is just the coolest, and I love that I'm using a natural sunscreen that has all the necessary ingredients and works.  It makes me want to try out the other TruKid lines!

You can purchase TruKid products on their website.  The Sunny Days Sport Suncreen retails for $14.99 and the Sunny Days Face Stick retails for $9.99.

You'll also want to connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay in the know about all upcoming sales and promotions like this one…

FREE Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face & Body Stick with any order of $30 or more with coupon code: sunnymom!

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