As many moms know, a fun day at the beach can easily turn into an overwhelming and messy experience – between ocean water splashing in kids’ eyes, wind blowing away towels and sand blowing into your lunch. But, savvy moms know if they are armed with the right tools, beach days can be hassle-free for everyone.
Say hello to Banana Boat’s newest innovation, SunComfort™ Lotion Sunscreen. Available in SPF 30 and 50+, SunComfort™ Lotion Sunscreen offers broad spectrum UVA / UVB protection and helps sand to easily brush off skin while moisturizing to relieve dryness, allowing for a comfortable experience in sun and sand.
Dr. Julie Karen, an NYC-based board certified dermatologist and mom of three busy kids can give you advice on her favorite mess-free beach essentials, such as sunscreen – but not just any sunscreen. Imagine if sunscreen did more than just protect against harmful UV rays and could even eliminate those pesky grains of sand from sneaking into just about everything? Here are a few tips from Julie to help with solve that problem and many more
- Apply 1 ounce (about 2 tablespoons) of broad spectrum UVA / UVB sunscreen with an SPF 30 or above, 30 minutes before going outside and reapply the same way every time, starting with the face and moving down to the toes.
- · Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours, or immediately after swimming, sweating or toweling off.
- · Cover up with long sleeves, a wide-brim hat and sunglasses. It’s especially important to cover sensitive areas, such as underneath the eyes, behind the ears, and tops of your feet which most people forget!
I love always loved Banana Boat because it doesn't have a heavy chemical smell so like many other sunblocks and it doesn't leave my skin feeling sticky. The SunComfort line is the best one I've tried so far. Rubbing this onto your skin is a pleasure. It rubs in evenly, and feels more like lotion than sunblock. Your skin feels soft after using it and it doesn't leave behind any greasy residue.
The varieties I tried were SPF 50 and SPF 30, and these two formulas are perfect for the summer when we're at the beach. You can still get a little color without having to worry about getting burned. Even better, it's designed to keep the sand from sticking to your skin! I live a few blocks from the beach and spend a lot of time in the sand, so this is a feature I can really appreciate. They are also water resistant for up to 80 minutes. It's a great choice whether you're spending the day at the beach or taking a walk along the nature trail.
If you'd like to learn more about the SunComfort line or any of the different options at Banana Boat, be sure to visit their website.