Thursday, June 26, 2014

Don't Forget to Protect Your Skin Before Heading Outdoors to Make Everlasting Memories with Your Family This Summer #BBBestSummer #sponsored #MC

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


Summer is officially here.  Woohoo!!!  Now that the kids are out of school comes the fun part of planning what to do to keep them entertained, and to make the most of the upcoming summer months, right?  While some families have both parents who have to work, and rely on childhood or summer camps to keep the kids entertained, others have to plan out a day, with optional indoor activities for those rainy days, to keep the peace among siblings, and also keep the parent sane.  Not an easy task.  

While I am used to the girls being home, as they are not in school, yet, the changing of the weather and longer days, makes passing the time with them harder, as they want to be outdoors, especially when the sun it out and the temperatures are high.  There are days I try to get them to play outdoors in the AM before the sun it at is peak, or wait until later in the day when the sun is starting to set and the temperatures are much cooler.  But, try telling two fussy toddlers "no" when they want to go out during the afternoon and swim or play in the backyard.  We want them to enjoy the warm temperatures, but as parents we also have to be cautious of the sun and its harmful rays, especially on their delicate skin.  That is why I make a point to either lather them up, or spray them from head to feet with sunscreen from Banana Boat, before they outdoors.  


I grew up having my mom apply Banana Boat products to my brothers' and my skin during the warm summer months, and now find myself reaching for this tried and trusted brand whenever I find myself running low on sunscreen.  And, because my girls have Latin skin, they burn and then tan easily, so I need to be on top of things when it comes to protecting their delicate skin.  Studies have shown that  people of Latin and African American decent are more lucky to be diagnosed with skin cancer due in part to their dark skin.  Try telling that to my husband, who has fought me tooth and nail since we started dated years ago, to take time and apply sunscreen when heading outdoor.

Thankfully, I don't have to fight with my husband anymore about applying sunscreen, as he is loving the new line of Banana Boat® Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men sunscreen products that Banana Boat has added to their growing product line.  "Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men Lotion and Clear UltraMist® is available in SPF 30 and 50+."  And, Shape Magazine just awarded this new product line from Banana Boat with the "Sun Award" for best sunscreen for men. So, you know it is good! :-)

Banana Boat® designed Triple Defense Sunscreen with men in mind, after the Skin Cancer Foundation released 2012 survey results showing that "men over the age of 50 are more than twice as likely as women to develop skin cancer, yet only 51 percent of men the U.S admitted to using sunscreen in the past 12 months.  In addition, the study found that men were also less knowledgeable than women about the proper methods to protect themselves against sun exposure and skin cancer."

This is scary if you think about, as skin care can be prevented by being skin savvy and taking steps to protect your skin, including lathering up before heading outdoors, as well as reapplying sunscreen every 2 hours, if you plan to be outdoors for an extended period of time.  

Banana Boat® Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men contains ActiveProtect Technology, and provides heavy-duty broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection which kicks in and stays strong when the sun’s rays are most intense.

Banana Boat for Men Triple Defense Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 
The light-weight formula combats odor, even while sweating, and hydrates the skin. This new product line is ideal for active males who want strong sun protection and the freedom to enjoy their active lifestyle. Banana Boat® 

He can either spray on the sunscreen, like I do and prefer with the girls, as it is quick and easy, or lather up the lotion, and know that his skin will be protected from the harmful rays.  Now, whenever he heads outdoors to mow the lawn, tend to the garden, or simply go for a run or play outside with the girls, he makes a point to grab his Triple Defense Sunscreen for Men Lotion or Clear UltraMist® and applies, why I get the girls ready for spending time outdoors.  When using lotion, it is good to note that you only need a golf ball size amount.  A little goes a long way.  If you are not sure if you are covering all areas, especially on children, then opt for the spray on sunscreen.  Also, little ones who don't like to stand still for long, will find the mist sunscreen fun, and its makes is easier for parents to apply. :-)

And, did you know that you need to apply sunscreen to your feet?  Even though you find yourself walking the beach and your feet are covered in the sand, or you are walking barefoot in the grass, even your piggly wigglies as my girls call them, need to be protected.  So, be sure you are apply SPF 50 sunscreen from head to foot, literally, when preparing yourself and each member of your family (guys included) for fun outdoors this summer. 

Do you have fun outdoors plans this summer? With the 4th of July right around the corner, many families will be hosting family and friends for a backyard cookout or heading to the beach for fun in the skin and water, or simply to catch the fireworks.  But, before you load the kids up in the car, make a point to add Banana Boat sunscreen to your beach bag or backpack, so that you will be ready to reapply sunscreen as needed to each member of the family.  From babies to adults, Banana Boat has sunscreen products that will provide protection from the sun, so that you can enjoy time outdoors with your family making memories.  


To learn more about Banana Boat and their line of sunscreen products, as well as learn more about protecting your skin this summer head on over to

-- Enter the Banana Boat Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes Today -- 

We've got you covered

Banana Boat® sunscreen is teaming up with actress and mother of two, Busy Philipps, to bring moms and their families the tips, tools and fun prizes they need to have the Best Summer Ever! 

Visit to learn about the Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes, which ends on July 31st.

One lucky winner will win the grand prize, a family trip to a Treehouse Resort, while many others will have a chance to win fun summer prizes.  

To enter the #BBBestSummer Facebook Sweepstakes from Banana Boat® , visit their Facebook Fan Page at  Good luck!

And, I can't wait to hear how your summer is going and seeing photos on your social media pages. :-)  Have fun, but don't forget to be skin smart and protect every member of the family's skin before heading outdoors.  

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

1 comment :

  1. I really want to try their ultra defense the older I get the more sensitive my skin is in the sun.
    heather [email protected]