Fun in the Sun While Staying Protected #AveenoSunCare

Fun in the Sun While Staying Protected #AveenoSunCare

With Summer finally arriving in Montreal after a long and difficult winter my family and I want to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the sunshine.  We’ve been planning days at the beach, the amusement park and as many outdoor activities that we can.  But here is the thing, I’m one of those girls who steps outside in the sun and after about 10 minutes my skin is the color of a lobster.  So for me fun in the sun means thinking about sun screen.  Not only do I have to think about sun screen I have to use one that will be okay for my uber sensitive skin.

Nowadays, the importance of sun screen is stressed more than ever, thanks to the slowly-depleting ozone layer and our knowledge of skin care. For example, we know that sun damage starts at a very young age, and the effects of that sun damage aren’t often apparent until a person is in their late 20s/early 30s. But with that being said, parents are now armed with enough information about skin care that they’re able to make educated decisions on protecting their children.

Fun in the Sun While Staying Protected #AveenoSunCare Enter: Aveeno® Baby Sunscreen. A child’s skin [especially on their face] is much more sensitive than a grown adult’s skin, being more prone to getting rashes or reacting to strong chemical compounds. Unfortunately, most sun screens are made with extremely harsh chemical ingredients, which often make things worse for anybody under 12 years old. But Aveeno has come out with a new line of sunscreens for babies and children, aptly titled ‘Aveeno Baby Sunscreen’. This particular sunscreen has an SPF of 55, which means that it can protect your child from extremely strong UVA and UVB rays. It’s also waterproof and fragrance free, which means that it won’t wash away when swimming nor will it cause any allergic reactions. It’s extremely mild, without any of the toxic ingredients clogging up most of the other sunscreens, and they’re specially made with baby’s skin in mind. Of course, that also means that they’ll work just as well for adults with sensitive skin like me.

For the past 25-years one of the special events my family plans each summer is a trip to Lake George, NY.  All the family from all over Canada gathers and we rent cabins on the Lake.  We spend one-week swimming, boating and enjoying many outdoor activities.  Of course, being outdoors means lots of sun exposure and because most of my family are fair skin one of the things we always do is stock up on our Aveeno Baby Sunscreen.

Now, most parents are hesitant to try anything on their children without testing it first, or hearing about first-hand experiences. As such, we would never recommend this sunscreen without knowing that it works. I have used it not only on myself but on my 3-year-old grandchild, Ava who is extremely fair and sensitive to most sunscreen and skin care products. The Aveeno Baby Sunscreen worked great for her, and not only did she love the smell, but she didn’t start to itch, turn red, or display any of the other tell-tale signs of a reaction.

Fun in the Sun While Staying Protected #AveenoSunCare

Another thing I love about Aveeno is they are also very conscious of the ingredients that they put into their sunscreens, and instead of stuffing their products full of chemicals and toxins, they make sure that their products are all derived from minerals instead of chemicals. For example, zinc oxide is used as the main mineral ingredient, which is considered much more effective sun protection than any chemical alternative. Yes, the zinc will make the consistency of the sunscreen a little whiter and more difficult to smooth in, but in the long run, it’s much better for your skin. The product contains Colloidal Oatmeal as its active ingredient, which helps moisturize and prevent dry skin.  Best of all the product also comes pediatrician-recommended.

What fun things does your family have planned this summer?  Don’t forget whatever you do, make sure to stay protected in the sun! #AveenoSunCare

Fun in the Sun While Staying Protected #AveenoSunCare

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27 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Pamela July 12, 2014 at 4:21 am - Reply

    This sounds like a good natural product, very useful.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) July 12, 2014 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Sunscreen is a must for my children. This is a great brand, too!

  3. Connie July 12, 2014 at 9:35 am - Reply

    I used this brand on myself when cruising in the bahamas. Worked great and my tan lasted for weeks after my return. Never even came close to burning.

    • Jen July 13, 2014 at 3:23 am - Reply

      That’s a fgreat idea to use on adults too! ha I hadn’t thought of that!

  4. DD July 12, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I love all products that Aveeno sells. We buy a lot of Aveeno!

  5. paula schuck July 12, 2014 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    This is one sunscreen I have not yet tried. Interesting to note that it is gentler than others. My daughters are both polar opposites. One is extremely fair and burns fast, so she needs a lot of protection. The other looks at the sun and she tans crazy fast so she looks really dark skinned. I find they are both very sensitive to sunscreens that smell scented. So this Aveeno might be a better option for us. Thanks!

  6. Ann Bacciaglia July 12, 2014 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Aveeno is a great product. They are great quality and a good price.

  7. Rupert Missick July 12, 2014 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing. I;ll have to give this product a try.

  8. Jennifer Williams July 12, 2014 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I was so excited when I saw that Aveeno came out with sun screen. I love their products – hopefully they will also come out with a bug repelent too.

  9. Carly from The Puzzled Palate July 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I love Aveeno Everything! I especially love their sunscreen. Some sunblock can be sooo oily and greasy. Not Aveeno!

  10. Pam July 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know that Aveeno made a baby sunscreen but anything they made would be quality and safe.

    My family is pretty much going to stay close to home and the pool. There might be a few trips in our future up the coast.

  11. BusyBee July 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Aveeno seems like a good trusted product. And anything that protects kids’ skin is tops.

  12. LifeAsAConvert July 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    Great product. And a super cute kiddo to use it on ;)

  13. becca July 12, 2014 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    Sunscreen is a must at all times around here. I admit it I didn’t know Aveeno made sunscreen that is so cool.

  14. valmg @ Mom Knows It All July 12, 2014 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Aveeno makes a great product, my Mom used it for years for my younger brother’s skin problem.

  15. Jen July 13, 2014 at 3:22 am - Reply

    I LOVE Aveeno and it’s so important to protect little ones. I bet this is a great product.

  16. Rosey July 13, 2014 at 9:46 am - Reply

    This is such a good post. Sun protection information has come such a long way. I remember when we thought it was okay to slather up in baby oil and lay on a foil looking pad to attract sun. oy!

  17. Amanda @ Growing Up Madison July 13, 2014 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I love Aveeno products but I don’t use their sunscreen. We use another that is all natural. I’ve tried it before but it didn’t work for my daughter who has extra sensitive skin.

  18. Janelle July 13, 2014 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I love Aveeno products, and I’m happy to see that they offer sunscreen for babies.

  19. Allie July 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I’m always on the lookout for a good sunscreen for my family, will have to give this a try.

  20. krystalskitsch July 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Aveeno products are some of my favorites. I love their cream and sunscreen!

  21. Erica July 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    Even when my kids were small Aveeno products were my absolute favorites! They always smell so good too!

  22. Pamela July 14, 2014 at 6:58 am - Reply

    Definitely a good product to use on kids!

  23. Trista July 14, 2014 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Sunscreen is important, even for african americans we get burned too! Thank You for sharing tips!

  24. Janelle July 21, 2014 at 1:03 am - Reply

    I tried some of this stuff on my son and I loved it! Only good things do I expect from Aveeno!

  25. Allie July 21, 2014 at 1:04 am - Reply

    I’ve been using Aveeno for years and I never leave the house without sunscreen.

  26. Pamela July 21, 2014 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Aveeno’s products seem so natural, definitely great for kids.

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