Summer..is that you? Yes, summer is FINALLY here, cue the music!!!
I am so ready to enjoy the warm weather and blue skies! My daughter and I spend every moment we can outdoors during the summer, but we do take precautions to protect our skin before heading into the sun. For a long time I thought that my caramel skin was protected from the sun’s rays because of my darker skin tone. Wrong! My skin has never burned so I assumed that meant my skin was creating some kind of barrier to protect itself. Wrong! Many people are ignoring the serious repercussions of exposing their skin to UVA and UVB radiation by sun bathing and not using sunscreen when out for long periods of time.
I have happily joined Neutrogena’s Choose Health Skin Campaign, which means I am helping fight the skin cancer epidemic, and am education and empowering the public to follow healthy sun-safe behaviors and take proper precautions against sun damage, such as signing up for a free skin cancer screening. Neutrogena’s Brand Ambassador, Mexican actress and singer Sandra Echeverría, is also supporting the Choose Skin Health™ campaign, encouraging the Hispanic community to protect their skin and wear sunscreen every day. A couple of easy tips to protect yourself:
1. Wear Sunscreen – at least SPF 15! Seems like a no brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many people forget to apply before and during sun exposure. They make great products so you are not stuck with the thick heavy cream. I love the sprays and sunblock sticks for the face. Speaking of your face…
2. Cover Up! Protective clothing goes a long way! This could include sunglasses, hats, long sleeves, and/or pants.
See…easy! Skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and, with early detection, most of them are curable. The Choose Skin Health™ campaign is providing the public with the opportunity to get a free skin cancer screening with a dermatologist in their town. The initiative was made possible through a partnership between Neutrogena® and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), in their commitment with educating the community on sun-related issues.
Enjoy the summer and protect yourself!
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect