How Kids Can #MimicMommy to Choose Skin Health Habits

Posted on: May 24th, 2016by
This post was sponsored on behalf of Neutrogena via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.


What mommy does kids will mimic!


When moms #ChooseSkinHealth kids will too.




Being a family that spends a LOT of time outdoors, my children are well aware of sunscreen. I always have a bottle of Neutrogena sunscreen with me: one in the car, one in my purse, and an extra on the back deck. Even though I am vigilant about making sure my kids are protected, I realized that I sometimes forget to sunscreen myself – a big no no! Studies have shown that kids are more likely to adopt healthy habits, like applying sunscreen, if they see their moms applying it on themselves.


So when we packed up for HappyFest, an outdoor obstacle course for families, this past weekend I made sure I didn’t forget to bring the Neutrogena sunscreen skin care items. I know even on a shady day it’s important to protect ourselves from the sun.


neutrogena sunscreen


Despite all we know about sun protection, skin cancer continues to be a health epidemic – melanoma rates in Pennsylvania are on the rise and have increased 19% in the past 10 years. Just a few (1 – 2) bad sunburns as a child almost doubles the risk of skin cancer. On average, more than 350 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour yet skin cancer is one of the most preventable cancers.


Neutrogena Suncare skincare

Race number on check; hydrated check; sunscreen on check…. We’re ready for HappyFest.


This month, Neutrogena and Major League Soccer (MLS) have joined forces for Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May to help educate families about skin cancer prevention and starting sun safe behaviors early. The color orange will be prominently featured at games to help raise campaign awareness, official match balls in play on the field (which are rarely changed) will have a Choose Skin Health decal, all MLS players will be provided with orange Choose Skin Health sweatbands that they can wear on the field to show their support, and MLS ball kids will wear Choose Skin Health t-shirts.


neutrogena sunscreen



So how can we #ChooseSkinHealth?

  • Start early! Make daily sunscreen application second nature for your kids by having them see you apply sunscreen on yourself.
  • Use the right kind of sunscreen! Our picks: Neutrogena® CoolDry Sport Sunscreen for moms/dads and Neutrogena® Pure & Free® Baby Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 60+ for kids.
  • Reward your kids (and yourself) for being vigilant about sunscreen application. Ice cream party, anyone?



Show me how you #ChooseSkinHealth by getting your kids to #MimicMommy – share photos or videos of you and your children applying sunscreen together and tag @Neutrogena!


And as an extra incentive to #ChooseSkinHealth for your own family, one lucky reader will win a Neutrogena/MLS prize pack!

The giveaway prize ($70 value) includes:

  • MLS Ball (SRP $10)
  • MLS T-Shirt (SRP $10)
  • CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Lotion SPF 30 (SRP $10)
  • CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Broad Spectrum Spray SPF 70 (SRP $13)
  • Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 85+ 3 (SRP $13)
  • Pure & Free Baby Face Ultra Gentle Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45+ 2.5 (SRP $12)


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This post was sponsored on behalf of Neutrogena via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

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Nancy is a lifelong resident of Monmouth County and loves raising her family near the beach. She is the mom of two daughters and a son, ages 3-8. Nancy holds a degree in Public Relations and has a background in nonprofit fundraising. She is excited to join the Jersey Family Fun team and write about all of the great things happening in New Jersey.

9 thoughts on “How Kids Can #MimicMommy to Choose Skin Health Habits

  1. christy says:

    North Wildwood beach every weekend!! Love the beach!!

  2. christy says:

    We always wear hats, neutrogena sunscreen when in the sun.

  3. janetfaye says:

    We choose #ChooseSkinHealth by using sunscreen between the hours of 10 am to 3 pm.

  4. Jessica says:

    We make sure to appl sunscreen with them to set a good example. We always explain how rays can damage akin even when the sun isnt out.

  5. Joti B says:

    We apply sunscreen everyday to keep skin healthy.

  6. Evie says:

    We love to hang out in the summer at Wildwood Crest.

  7. Evie says:

    We stay skin healthy by always applying sunscreen daily during the summer months.

  8. Kathy Murphy says:

    The beach in Atlantic City or the boardwalk in Ocean City are my favorite places to go.

  9. Kathy Murphy says:

    I am fairer than my son so I make it a point to wear face lotion with sunscreen every day. Because I am much more conscious about it for myself, he has gotten into the habit of putting it on when I do.

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