Staying Safe Year-round #Wevegotyoucovered #BlueLizardSun #BlueLizard

This post is sponsored by Blue Lizard.

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When I was younger my mom would slather sunscreen on me like there was no tomorrow. Then when I became a teenager I remember I was too cool for sunscreen, or so I thought. Now as a mom I have tons of freckles and sunspots on my shoulders and I worry about skin cancer. I wish I wouldn’t have stopped using sunscreen in my teens and I wish kids of today realized the importance.

Did you know that each year there are more cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon or that One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime?* Skin cancer is something that scares me for myself and my family and something I have become quite proactive about.

Here are some ways I keep my family safe from dangerous UV rays:

  • We try to head out early in the morning or later in the day as midday is usually when the rays are the strongest.
  • We try to stay in the shade whenever possible.
  • Keep covered from hats to arms and legs. I actually got my kids those long-sleeved UV-blocking shirts for swimming when we were in the Caribbean last year and they were such a help for extra protection.
  • We do self-checks regularly on ourselves and our kids. I also make sure to ask our doctors about any marks that look suspicious. It doesn’t hurt to ask and there are no dumb questions!
  • Sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen! I try to apply a sunscreen like Blue Lizard first thing in the morning with my kids (since it should be applied 30 minutes before going outside) and then I make sure we reapply throughout the day. Its also important to use sunscreen year-round which can be easily forgotten about when its cold out. If the sun is out and we are out, I make sure we are lathered up, even if its just our faces that is showing.

Why Blue Lizard?

Well Blue Lizard uses Smart Bottles that actually change colors in the presence of harmful UV rays, as a great reminder to cover up. What a genius idea and great way to remember to re-apply.

This is one of our bottles that is normally white but since UV rays were out it turned blue:

I actually discovered Blue Lizard last April that originated in Australia. I figure a sunscreen developed with the Australian sun in mind is one that can handle the sun over here! Now Blue Lizard is manufactured right in the U.S. under the same strict standards of formulation for sun protection using only the highest quality ingredients. Yeah for Made in the U.S.A.

Blue Lizard is clinically proven to protect against broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection.  It is a mineral-based cream that delivers SPF 30+ formulation and is also water-resistant. It always surprises me when sunscreen is not water-resistant.

No matter what your need or skin type is Blue Lizard has a product available.  Blue Lizard is also the brand most recommended by pediatricians, dermatologist, pharmacists and moms nationwide.

Do you have a tip for keeping your family safe from the sun?

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Speak Your Mind



  1. Nicole Sender says:

    Sun screen and a hat is a must when outside!

  2. laurie murley says:

    we use sunscreen year round just to be safe

  3. When we are out in the sun we use sunscreen and if we are going swimming my kids use UV protection rashguards.

  4. I keep my family safe by making sure to clear out any stray alligators in the back yard and always double-checking for asteroids! lol

  5. Brandon Sparks says:

    Always keep them safe with sunscreen

  6. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    I keep my family safe outside, by wearing sunscreen, sometimes bug spray and we have bee keepers hanging in the tree’s to ward off the bee’s and getting stung.

  7. Julie Hawkins says:

    We stay safe by staying hydrated, in the shade, and wearing good sunscreen

  8. i would like to win the sunscreen

  9. Julie Matek says:

    My family always uses sunscreen & sunglasses 🙂 thanks for the chance!

  10. wow

  11. No one leaves the house without sunblock! Sunglasses are always on hand as well!

  12. Amy Deeter says:

    I put sunscreen on them, put hats on them,and also make sure they are hydrated !

  13. wearing hats and sunscreen

  14. We will use sunscreen and reapply often.

  15. we apply sunscreen often when we are outside. The key is to reapply. Thanks so much for the chances to win.

  16. Susan Smith says:

    We use sunscreen and apply it often when we are outside

  17. Seyma Shabbir says:

    We use sunscreen, drink plenty of water and limit sun exposure and avoid peak hours.

  18. Cynthia Mercado says:

    We use sunblock and sunglasses

  19. We keep safe by putting on sunscreen before going out

  20. We stay safe by using sunscreen, hats & sunglasses.

  21. We use lots of sunscreen and bug spray (daughter is highly allergic to mosquitoes!)

  22. I keep my family safe outside by having them wear sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen.

  23. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I have had skin cancer so we wear sun block hats sun glasses and keep covered up out doors.

  24. Plenty of sunscreen and look for shade.

  25. I keep my skin safe every summer by using sunscreen whenever I am outside in the sun.

  26. Jackie Burns says:

    I keep my family safe outside by having them wear a hat w/ a brim, and a sun block of a 30spf.

  27. Maryann D. says:

    We always use sunscreen when we are outdoors and protective hats and clothing too.

  28. Michelle S says:

    We wear sunscreen and reapply as needed. I also encourage the kids to wear hats to keep the sun off their faces.

  29. Julie Waldron says:

    Suncreen and insect repellant.

  30. Sally Wilsey says:

    Sunscreen, and Hats. We live in a very warm sunny climate and these are a must.

  31. Dolores Maxwell says:

    My family uses sunscreen.

  32. We stay safe outside with hats, sunglasses, bug repellent, and sunscreen.

  33. I use sunscreen and misquotes free lotion when we are outdoors

  34. We try to remember to wear sun protection when we’re outdoors.

  35. vickie Couturier says:

    we watch how much sun exposure we get and i always make sure they have on a strong sun screen and they are never let outside alone

  36. alice hoskins says:

    by sitting outside with them

  37. Terri Quick says:

    I wear sunscreen year round whenever I go outdoors

  38. We use sunscreen on a regular basis when we are outside and try to have hats on the kids in the summer sun.

  39. Susan Hartman says:

    We all use sunscreen and I wear a hat and try to make my husband wear one as well.

  40. Keep them hydrated

  41. James Robert says:

    We use sunscreen and hats often or caps to keep sun out of our face

  42. christina moore says:

    I always use sunscreen when I am outside, I am fair skin

  43. Blue Lizard is one of the only sunscreens our doctor recommends for our son who gets chemical burns from other sunscreens!

  44. UV tint for the car windows, long sleeves, hats and always Blue Lizard! It’s the longest lasting, most pleasant to use sunscreen and no alcohol or fragrance which is great for people with sensitive skin.

  45. Neida Aponte says:

    My husband & I always make sure to wear SPF and to put some on our 1 year old daughter. Especially since we live in Florida.

  46. We always have the sunscreen! Being fair skinned with lots of freckles, it is very necessary.

  47. Holden Humphreys says:

    In the Texas heat we bring umbrellas if we will be outside for long.

  48. We slather on the sunscreen, wear hats and bring a shade tent to the beach

  49. Sue Morris says:

    My family always tries to use a good sunscreen when outside. We also wear sunglasses because the rays can affect your eyes.

  50. sunscreen, hats, and long-sleeved shirts

  51. We always use sunscreen (love Blue Lizard) and try to stay in the shade when it’s sunny outside!

  52. Cynthia C says:

    I like to use a good sunscreen, hats and sun glasses to keep safe from UV rays.

  53. Sunscreen, hats, life jackets, umbrella and a lot of love

  54. We use sunscreen which I apply often

  55. Sunscreen is a must!

  56. Teresa Turner says:

    Sunscreen and bug repellent

  57. We stay safe outside by wearing sunscreen and hats, and also wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes.

  58. By applying and reapplying sunscreen, even if it’s just to play in the yard.

  59. We use sunscreen, hats, and try to stay inside during the middle of the day.

  60. Well I do many of the things you do. Also, I make cute sunhats so ppl love wearing them! and I bring sunscreen with me always, and am often dabbing it on noses and rubbing it onto hands!

  61. I always wear sunglasses and drink lots of water 🙂

  62. laura feist says:

    great sunscreen

  63. Making sure we use sunscreen and umbrellas while outside.

  64. We apply sunscreen and bug deterrent when outdoors.