Protecting Your Skin from the Sun with Banana Boat®

Protecting your family’s skin is an important part of keeping them healthy. Joining correspondent Rhonda Castagna is Dr. Ellen Marmur, dermatologist and mom, who has teamed up with Banana Boat® Sun Care products to give tips and advice on selecting and applying sunscreen. Dr. Marmur explains why protecting your skin from the sun is important, Sun Protection Factor, and recommends SPF50 or more for any activity out in the sunshine.

Emphasis is placed on the need to not forget to use sunscreen, because it is does more than reducing burn, freckles and wrinkles, it works to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Included is advice on applying sunscreen, especially for kids, and how much and how often to apply. The Banana Boat® Sun Care Kids’ sunscreen portfolio is pediatrician-tested and water-resistant.

Don’t Miss The Boat In The Sun

Years ago when many of us were kids we played outdoors all the time, spent all day out in the sunshine, because it was said that sunshine was healthy for children, and it is. Putting sunscreen on kids several times a day was just not part of the daily routine for many of us growing up. Our parents weren’t neglecting us; things were different back then, including the strength of the sun’s rays.

Getting enough sun to be tan was in-vogue, and people would lie in the sun for hours soaking up the rays bathed in oils and lotions to help attract maximum color from the sun.  Things are greatly different now in many ways but one of the most important is our relationship with the sun.

Wearing SPF is imperative nowadays, not just for a day at the beach, but every day and anytime you are outdoors. Over the years we have learned how damaging, and dangerous, too much sun is. It seems you CAN have too much of a good thing, but fortunately science has advanced as well so we have the ability to protect our skin by wearing SPF every day.

Sunscreen is even more important for children. Being out in the sunshine IS healthy for them so is protecting their skin from the start of life is vital to their future health.  Make sure to tune in on Wednesday May 21, 23 and June 6, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) to hear more about protecting your children with sunscreen.  Banana Boat Sunscreen knows how important this is so they have an entire line of sun care products geared especially for children.

Children are active, always running and playing spending summer jumping in and out of water so the type of sunscreen you apply, and re-apply is important. Banana boat’s Kid’s and Baby line is gentle and effective. With SPF’s that go as high as 100, hypoallergenic formulas that won’t hurt sensitive eyes and water resistant formulas that stay on longer, parents can feel better about the level of protection they are giving their children.

How you are able to get the sunscreen applied to an active moving child is important as well to ensure they are fully covered. Banana Boat Kid’s and Baby has multiple options like lightweight creams, UltraMist even sticks, great for faces and easy to throw in purses, backpacks and coolers, making it possible to always protect yourself and your children.

Teaching children the importance of Sunblock at an early age is a valuable lesson they will carry with them through all life stages. So go out and enjoy the sun with your kids, Banana Boat has you covered.

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