SPF Protection for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

As we head into some glorious, longer, sunny days... the month of May is dedicated to Skin Cancer Awareness. It's the perfect time of year to give thought to this topic that is ever increasing in importance.  And it's the time to make sure your family is ready to have safe fun this summer - with SPF protection from sun hats, sunscreen, and SPF clothing. Did you know that more people have been diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined?  It's been described as a "lifestyle disease", affecting people of all ages.   One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. The good news is, because skin cancer is primarily a lifestyle disease, it is also highly preventable.   SPF Clothing All clothing is not created equal, when it comes to sun protection.  It's the same concept as sun screen, which have varying SPF levels of protection. Well, the same holds true of that tee shirt you think is keeping harmful rays off of you while … [Read more...]

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen ~ What You Should Know About Your Sunscreen

Rocky Mountain Sunscreen is a Colorado manufacturer of broad spectrum sunscreen, lip balm, and bulk sunscreen.  They focus on skin cancer prevention, and believe that early protection and prevention is the key.  Since I've been down the not-so-fun skin cancer path before, I wholeheartedly agree with this approach. And I'm always interested in finding new quality sunscreen options to protect myself and my family.  Especially this time of year, when it becomes more crucial because we all head outside to play! The Rocky Mountain Sunscreen mission?   "...to provide the highest quality sun protection products available, in easy-to-use, convenient packaging. Through education and marketing, Rocky Mountain Sunscreen is advancing skin protection for the purpose of helping people maintain healthy skin throughout their life." What You Should Know About Your Sunscreen Did you know there are 3 different types of sunscreen formulas: Wax-Based (most sunscreens), Film-Based, and Bonding-Based … [Read more...]

Avon’s Bug Guard Plus ~ 50% Off Sale [Giveaway, Ended 5/31]

I've reviewed Avon's Bug Guard Plus in the past, and my family has had success with this product line.   You can read about our experience with it and our favorites here. I frequently receive inquiries on the Avon Bug Guard Plus products, from concerned moms who want to protect their little ones from bug bites (and the sun!) but in a gentle way. So today I've got a guest post written by Avon representative Mary Bertsch.  She put the following article together to let you know a little more about Avon's Bug Guard line, let you know that it's currently on sale for 50% off, and to offer a great giveaway. *o*    *o*    *o* Summer time means fun with your family outdoors. You don't want to leave home without protection from sun and the nasty mosquitoes and bugs. You probably have heard that Avon has a great insect/bug repellent. When you look at the assortment of Avon Bug Guard products, you probably don’t know which one to choose from for your family’s needs. I will inform you … [Read more...]