This post is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Neutrogena. All statements are my own and honest opinions.
My favorite season of all is summer. Maybe because I was raised in my beautiful and very hot Guayaquil, Ecuador... all I know is I love it! Something about the long summer days, the ice cream trucks, the kids playing outside and of course the beach days, that just always puts me in such a good mood. But with all these amazing + happy feelings also comes the conscious decision to protect my skin, daily! And not only in the summer but all year round. I have been using moisturizers with SPF for as long as I can remember. It is so important to protect your skin from the dangers of the sun. Did you know that 1 in every 5 Americans suffer from skin cancer? Yes! 1 in every 5, scary, I know.
For me the easiest way to remember to do something is to make it a routine. Therefore, I start my day the same way most mornings. Brush my teeth and shower, apply body lotion and always my SPF moisturizer, it is a ritual for me. Even on the gloomiest + coldest winter days. Don't forget to also apply it on your neck and chest area. A part of our bodies which is often forgotten but also so important, especially for those of us who are so concern with anti aging regimens.
MY SUMMER MUSTS:
- A CUTE HAT that you can wear with different outfits to different summer outings. See my photos above, that hat goes with me almost every in the summer! I love it!
- A TRAVEL SIZE SPF lotion or sunblock in your purse for reapplying on super humid days. I do this for my son too, I have a little sunblock stick in my diaper bag. It is a life saver.
- WATER is your best friend! Don't forget to always keep hydrated. It will keep your skin looking and feeling amazing.
For those fun and oh-so-humid pool or beach days, I use Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray I love that it is not greasy, goes on smooth, smells delicious and it is easy to apply! And best of all, leaves your skin soft and with a summer glow. I even use it on my son, because it is that lightweight and safe. The Beach Defense line is one of my favorite by Neutrogena.
Don't forget that you can still get a summer beautiful summer glow even when wearing sunblock. Don't abuse your most beautiful layer, your skin. And always make sure you lead by example. It is so important to teach our kids and/or family members to always wear sunblock. My son is 2 years old and he does not fuss one bit when we apply his sunblock, he is used to it. As it is part of my life it is part of his, because it is so important to teach our children from when they are young, so that it becomes second nature and they will carry on the message in the future. Ever since he was a baby I got him used to hats too, so now every time we leave the house he asks for his hat!
And lastly but very importantly amigas, here is a short clip on the importance of skin protection and always remember to Choose Skin Protection! Please watch it.