*This post has been sponsored by Blue Lizard® Sunscreen. All opinions are our own.
I adore the hot, sunny days of summer. As a mom of active tween boys, many of our spring and summer days are spent outdoors in the sunshine. Living just a short drive from the Atlantic coast, beach time a must for us; sometimes spending all day lounging on the beach and playing in the sand. Add to that the fact that my ten year old is an avid swimmer, so we spend hours on the pool deck each summer, baking in the sun while he works hard at practice or competes in swim meets.
We’re counting down the days until school is out and sunshine and water time are the daily norm, but with those summer days also comes the chance for UV damage to our skin. Making sure that we’re protected from the harsh rays of the sun is a high priority.
While it’s pretty clear that my Irish side has “blessed” me with the ability to burn quickly and notice when I need to throw on some sunscreen, with my kids and their darker skin, it’s a little harder to tell when they’ve had too much sun. That makes it even more important for us to be sure that everyone is protected from the sun on a daily basis. We’re always on the lookout for good sunscreen that we can trust to protect us when the sun’s rays are beating down and on those deceptively cloudy summer days when UV rays are sneaking up on us.
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