When I was younger, I was intent on getting a tan every summer. This was in spite of the fact that I have very pale, Irish coloring. With hours of baking in the sun, I might get a slight tan but mostly just turned pink. By the time I was out of college, I was taking vacations during spring break (an advantage of being a teacher!!) and spending time in tanning booths to “develop a base” so I wouldn’t burn in the Caribbean.
I never really gave much thought to what I was doing to my skin, until the first few wrinkles started showing up. Around that time, people in my family (on the Irish side, of course) were starting to have pre-cancerous and cancerous growths removed. And then I started to think more and tan less.
The last few years, my goal has been to have no tan lines – and not like when I was in college and would rotate bathing suits so I never had strap marks. This time, I wanted no tan lines because I had no tan! I began to make sunscreen my BFF. And after reading what my friend Sandy recently went through, I am even more determined to protect my skin and the skin of my family.
The hardest part of getting sunscreen on a wiggly six year old (or any child for that matter) is to get them to stay still while you rub it in. Go to a lake or beach, add some water and sand, and you will really have a job on your hands. I have vivid memories of my mom rubbing lotion on me after I came out of the ocean and had dried salt all over me – it did NOT feel good!
When the folks at Neutrogena said that they had come up with a new sunscreen you could just spray on even if you were wet or sandy, I had to give it a try. Here’s a quick video with a test I did with it (verses another brand) on my wet and dirty hands.
I think this is going to make staying safe in the sun much easier! If you’d like to give this new product a try (and you should!!), you can order it straight from Neutrogena and get $2 off.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Neutrogena and received compensation in exchange for my time and effort.