According to the calendar, summer is just around the corner. While we have had a few very warm and sunny days here in Nova Scotia, lately all we’ve seen is rain and the evenings have been chilly. But, we’re a very optimistic crew and are eagerly anticipating those scorching hot days where the beach or poolside are the only reasonable places to be. While I certainly love basking in the sun, it is dangerous and in fact, I did get scolded by my doctor about being too dark. In my defence, I was at the beach for 29 days in February and another 7 in April. (ok, I could have used more sunscreen, and those raccoon eyes are not flattering either, I know).
While I may not be the best at protecting myself, I do get carried away with Princess Beach Baby. Every few hours, I later her up/ completely drench her in sunscreen with SPF 60. We use both the new spray and the old fashioned cream. I like the spray for the arms and legs (just make sure to rub it all in, I ended up with a pretty pathetic tan line) and the cream for the face, easier to get around the eyes. During our holiday, she did not get a single burn, although she did have a bit of a tan once our holidays were complete.
This week is sun awareness week and it seems that Canadians are not overly educated when it comes to the sun. How’s your sun safety knowledge? Take this Sun 101 Quiz to find out. You will probably also learn something along the way as well. How often should you reapply sunscreen? Do yo need sun screen on a cloudy day?
To get you pumped about the Summer and the sun which should be coming out tomorrow, Banana Boat has an amazing gift pack for you.
- 5 bottles of sun screen
- 2 beach towels
- 2 pairs of sunglasses
- 2 reversible sun hats
- 1 beach bucket
- 1 beach ball
- complete the Rafflecopter form below