This is Why Sunscreen is a MUST! #BBBestSummer #MC

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I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Banana Boat® Sun Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

My family was excited! We woke up super early to begin our outdoor adventure. The kids were so excited and wound up I knew that getting them AWAY from the house and any breakables and to the great outdoors as soon as possible was a must. This would be an entire day of fun filled outdoor events, and it was bound to be a blast!

Being that I’m no stranger to outdoor activities, I had everything all planned out perfectly and packed the night before. Once the children were fed and dressed, I was sure to lather everyone up in sunscreen. This day would be perfect, and go off with out a hitch.

This is Why Sunscreen is a MUST! #BBBestSummer #MC

Or so I thought.

That night, however, when we came home; everyone was no longer in good spirits. We were pretty miserable and in pain, actually.

Sunburn.

We’d all got hit pretty bad. I was shocked since I had taken so much care to protect everyone. What had I done wrong?

Let’s backtrack:

Timing: I applied sunscreen to everyone in the morning, but neglected to RE-APPLY throughout the day. This is very important as sunscreen wears off after time.

Reapply After Water Activities: Another thing I neglected to do was RE-APPLY my family’s sunscreen after swimming and other water activities. Important as the initial protection is weekend after water activities or excessive sweating.

One sunscreen doesn’t fit all: I simply grabbed one sunscreen and lathered it on everyone. Completely disregarding the fact that it may not be tailored for all of the physical activities we were engaging in. In the future, we’ll use BananaBoat® Sport Performance® Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen with Powerstay TechnologyTM.

This is Why Sunscreen is a MUST! #BBBestSummer #MC

This sunscreen is built to be strong through outdoor activities, which is a plus for each and every member of my family. I also love that it comes in a variety of different SPF strengths (another thing that you should pay careful attention to when you are purchasing sunscreen). If you’re a fan of Banana Boat like me, you probably know that their sports performance product isn’t anything new.  This new formula, however, has some very important changes. It’s been re-designed to provide better application, and to feel lightweight in comparison to the original formula. This means it will feel great on your skin, while protecting it.

We’ll know for next time!

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44 thoughts on “This is Why Sunscreen is a MUST! #BBBestSummer #MC

  • August 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm
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    Sunscreen helps to keep some rays that are dangerous off, but you can still get burned, sadly. I do love the brand banana boat, they have some great options! Reply
  • August 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm
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    What a great play area! I love spray sunscreen, so much simpler to apply and you can get those hard to reach areas without the assistance of someone else. Reply
  • July 31, 2014 at 5:10 pm
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    Aww, that sucks!! I have such a hard time remembering to re-apply the sunscreen once we get to a park or pool. It just slips my mind. Reply
  • July 31, 2014 at 9:59 am
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    Looks like they were having a lot of fun in all that water. It's a good thing the sunscreen stays on well. Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm
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    Good tips for good sunscreen practices. May I ask where that water park is? Since I live in Kansas City, I would love to visit it. Thanks!! Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm
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    We also love banana boat and all the coverage they provide to my household. Especially during the summer . Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 10:45 pm
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    We love Banana Boat in this house! It's quick and easy and I know my kids' skin is protected! Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 9:55 pm
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    My daughter learned this hard lesson a few months ago. We went to Wet 'N Wild and she used sunscreen two times (we were there the ENTIRE day). We went out to eat after leaving, and you could see her getting redder and redder. She ended up getting blisters on her back and shoulders, and looked like a lobster! It was pitiful! Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm
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    We went to a water park a few years back, and even though we thought we were doing good keeping the sunblock on, we all got toasted. I was so bad, my face was icky swollen. I looked like the weird guy from The Goonies lol. Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 8:48 pm
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    Sunscreen is so very important. Not only to save yourself from sunburn but to keep your skin healthy and cancer free. Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 6:02 pm
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    Sunscreen is a must! My little guy has sensitive skin and we are always reapplying. You can tell when we forget for even just a bit. :( Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 3:51 pm
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    We have sunscreen everywhere this summer! We've gone to about 10 water parks already! Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 11:30 am
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    I love that water park area! We always have sunscreen on hand living in Florida :) Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 8:36 am
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    Sunscreen is a pain but is so important. I am always aware of my time in the sun and make sure to wear a hat and sunglasses as well. Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 8:29 am
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    I love the spray. It's convenient, effective, and not at all messy! Reply
    • July 30, 2014 at 9:12 am
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      The spray is the best! Specially with wiggly kiddos :) Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 8:26 am
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    I'm an advocate of using sunscreen when outside. It is no fun dealing with a sunburn. Great reminder to protect your skin before going out. Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 7:26 am
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    I could never get through summer without sunscreen! I'm a Banana Boat ambassador too and I have already gone through 5 bottles of sunscreen this summer - and it's not even over yet! Reply
    • July 30, 2014 at 9:16 am
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      We go through a lot too, but I'm not sure that it's been 5 bottles. Wow! Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 6:13 am
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    Took me forever to figure out how to defeat the sunburn, the secret is using the right kind of sunscreen like water resistant if you are going to the pool and drying your self and replying when needed Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 2:55 am
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    I always make sure we have the correct sunscreen and plenty of it.I also do remember to re-apply it.Luckily non of us have ever been sunburnt. Reply
  • July 30, 2014 at 12:16 am
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    Ouch! Sunburn can be a pain...literally! When I get sunburned it does not hurt. Ever since I was a child. The colour of my skin prevents it I think. I need to make a more conscious effort to apply sunscreen more often because it is not only sunburn I am protecting myself from. Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm
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    I'm terrible at reapplying when it comes to myself. The kids, I'll remember. But I end up frying. Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm
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    Sunscreen is definitely a must for my family. I have a hard time remembering, too, to reapply throughout the day, though. Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 8:41 pm
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    I always forget to reapply sunscreen and wind up with a nasty burn. It's so important. Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 8:38 pm
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    Thanks for the reminder. We will be in Florida for almost half of August, we will really get burned without this applied daily, or even 2x a day! thanks, mItch Reply
    • July 30, 2014 at 9:17 am
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      My husband was down there this past weekend and got burned from just an hour out in the sun. Florida sun is brutal! Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 8:19 pm
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    I have to really watch Davey and make sure he is completely covered in sunscreen - he burns fast! I love the spray sunscreen it covers great. Banana Boat is a good quality sunscreen :) Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 7:20 pm
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    It's so important to be diligent about sunscreen. Getting burned not only sucks, it's terrible for your health! Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm
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    I use sunscreen on myself and my kids all the time. Skin cancer runs in my family and I have to protect my family. Sunscreen is a MUST. I totally agree with you. Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm
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    Sunburns are the WORST! Last time we were at the pool I was VERY adamant about reapplying it to myself and forgot myself! Oh I was miserable for days! Guarantee you next time I will NOT forget myself LOL Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm
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    Ouch! I got sunburned where I missed a spot a few weeks ago - not fun at all! Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 5:01 pm
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    Also check your sunscreen and bug sprays for expiration dates. Sunscreen is usually about 2 years, and bug spray is one year... it's totally ineffective! Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 4:59 pm
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    I didn't start wearing sunscreen til last year. I dont know why I just never used it routinely! Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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    I've had that kind of burn in the past (and never made the same mistake again!) I'm pretty adamant about sunscreen whenever we're going to be in the sun - no matter how long! Reply
  • July 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm
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    I don't wear sunscreen at all, but my kids sure do. I always make sure they have it on. Reply

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