Why do I have this amazing 80’s family photo on a makeup site? Well because its my family. My mom, dad, 3 brothers and my fabulously middle aged 80’s woman dressed self. (My only excuse was I was home schooled) But there is more to this picture then an opportunity for blackmail. This is the photo of a family of 6, who as of this date have been hit with skin cancer 3 times.
First was my mom with a squamous cell carcinoma, then a year later my dad had a basal cell carcinoma. And just last year the little stud in the suit my youngest brother was diagnosed with melanoma. Luckily for my family they all found the cancer early. My brother’s was the most serious and they had to cut out a large portion of skin and tissue above his knee to make sure they removed it all. He was only 31 when he was diagnosed which is a reminder that skin cancer isn’t partial to age, it can hit at any time.
Living in the Pacific NW and more rainy, grey days then sun you would think even with our fair skin we would be safer. But the fact 50% of my family has already had skin cancer shows it can hit anyone, anywhere, at any age. Though that might sound scary the best part is that skin cancer is preventable. Just a few minutes a day of applying broad spectrum sunscreen to exposed skin then reapplying can save people from this scary diagnosis. Along with prevention make sure you are getting your skin checked by your health care provider. Catching skin cancer early makes all the difference especially in the case of melanoma.
Due to seeing the reality of skin cancer first hand I am diligent about using sunscreen and will spray down just about anyone I care about. (It takes a village right?) I have 3 young kids with my same fair skin so we don’t go anywhere without sunscreen. I keep a Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids in our beach bag, and the Neutrogena Sport Sunscreen in my car. I love the sprays with 3 kids it makes application and reapplying so much easier and with Ultra Sheer for our faces I am not worried about anyone ingesting the spray.
My Why #ChooseSkinHealth is those 3 little wild things that I was lucky enough to be chosen to parent. I want to teach them sun protection early and make it a life long habit for them.
What is your Why?
Choose Skin Health®
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lives. Yet skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.
A dermatologist by day, Dr. Zeichner feels his most important role is being a dad. Hear expert sun safety tips and learn how to protect your family from the sun.
There are so many sunscreen options now, that there is truly something for everyone. But what’s more important than choosing a product is using it correctly. In his office, Dr. Zeichner educates his patients every day on the long-term, harmful affects of sun exposure on the skin. And at home, he makes sure his family incorporates sunscreen into their everyday routine.
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Between your wash cloth, buffer and body cleansing product, space might be a little tight in your bath tub. Well, start clearing out all of the extras, because your multi-tasking miracle worker is here. Spongellé infused body buffers are your all-in-one way to create the finest bath and shower experience. Infused with exotic extracts, rich moisturizers and gentle cleansers, these multi-tasking mavens will keep skin youthful and glowing use after use. With unique fragrance blends and the most effective technology, Spongellé will become your next bath time indulgence.
The Spongellé Boxed Flowers are beautifully packaged in a gift box and the sponge inside is wrapped as well. These would make a great gift though you will want to keep one for yourself. I had the chance to check out the Coconut Verbena sponge and I love it.
The sponge itself just takes a bit of water to create a really thick, creamy lather. The Coconut Verbena scent is beautiful and makes my whole bathroom smell great after my shower. My favorite part is how great the buffing sponge is. Gentle enough to use everyday but with enough power to buff away and dry skin. After just my first use I couldn’t believe how soft and smooth my legs were. I now use this before I shave and love how smooth and silky it leaves my legs. And by squeezing the excess water out I am able to get way more than 14 uses out of the sponge. Can’t wait to try more scents!
Spongellé Boxed Flowers
Perfectly packaged & designed to moisturize, rejuvenate, restore the skin, from neck to toe. A unique surface changes instantly as you squeeze, from a sensual exfoliating massage texture to as soft as silk. Our technology provides a guaranteed number of uses.
Keep your legs smooth and hair free all summer long with the new BIC Soleil Click. . I get a super smooth shave each time and the cocoa butter strip protects my sensitive skin. The handle has a great curved design that makes it easy to use. The three blades give me a crazy smooth shave and leaves my legs stubble free for much longer than my usual razor.
A great razor with 6 refillable blades that is a steal for less than $7 !
Introducing BIC® Simply Soleil Click™
BIC is announcing the launch of the newest addition to its Soleil® line of women’s razors, BIC® Simply Soleil Click™. The product is BIC’s newest razor for women, offering a disposable handle and six 3-blade cartridges.
“The functionality of Simply Soleil Click gives women a simplified shaving experience, offering the convenience of replaceable cartridges at the value of a disposable razor,” said Linda Palladino, senior brand manager – women’s shavers, BIC Consumer Products USA. “BIC Soleil is committed to offering razors that help women look and feel their best, so that shaving can be a sunny spot in their day.”
Each Simply Soleil Click cartridge features a soothing moisture strip that is 2.5 times larger than the average BIC razor moisture strip, which pampers skin and leaves legs silky after each shave.
BIC Simply Soleil Click offers:
One (1) new, brightly-colored disposable handle and six disposable cartridges in each package (refills not sold separately)
Three (3) blades for a flawlessly smooth shave
A soothing moisture strip with cocoa butter
BIC Simply Soleil Click is available at major retailers with a suggested retail price of $6.99.
Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Enter to win one of 10 BIC Simply Soleil Click packs! Enough razors to keep you smooth until Labor Day!