On the latest Expressive Mom Show, I interviewed the co-founder of Kinesys Inc – Performance Sunscreen, Jeff Kletter and he shared the truth about how harmful the Sun’s UV rays really are. As parents, we do what we can to educate ourselves when it comes to keeping our families and children safe and healthy. For instance, there is a lot of information out there on the truth of how processed food can wreak havoc on your health. As a result, many families are eating organic foods. However, a lot of parents are not aware of the dangers that come with being exposed to the Sun’s UV rays for prolonged periods of time. They may know a little about that fact. Therefore, on hot sunny summer days, they will slab sunscreen on their kids’ exposed areas of their skin. Then they will slab sunscreen on themselves, and then will immediately walk out the door. Jeff had said that when you are applying sunscreen right before walking out the door, that is not going to be helpful. It is essential to give the sunscreen time to work its magic before walking out the door and needs to be applied at least 20 minutes before hand. He also shared that if you are only using sun protection during hot sunny days- and don’t put sunscreen on at any other time of year or during cloudy days, you are still very much exposed to the Sun’s harmful UV rays.
If you are a skier, snowboarder, or if you hike during winter- you need sunscreen! The UV rays are just as strong during winter, spring, and fall as they are in the summer! If you are going on exotic cruises like to Alaska in July or to Antarctica in December- you need to bring your sunscreen! Just because those areas are in higher latitudes which are away from the Sun does not mean the UV rays are less dangerous! In fact there are ozone holes in those regions which is another reason to bring your sunscreen and to protect your skin if you are going on cruises to those areas. Jeff shared other useful information when it comes to skin protection, and we discussed the types of UV rays, and how you are effected by them. This podcast is a must listen for any parent, or anyone!
Here is a picture of their samples, taken on my kitchen counter.
Kinesys sunscreen is alcohol free, and some have no fragrance and others have a nice soft smell of Mango. They sell their products in bundles as well such as a complete family kit, travel kits, and kids and parents kit. They sell sprays, as well as a SPF 30 sun protection stick and zinc ointment. What I love about Kinesys sunscreen is that they are so easy to apply, and is oil, alcohol, paba, preservative and paraben free. They are also hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic, and water and sweat resistant for 80 minutes. They have the topical antioxidant vitamin E to scavenge free radicals, and are gluten free, cruelty free and vegan. Kinesys sunscreens also do not require any heavy rubbing and they are not oily so you can put it on your face without having that yuck feeling! Not to mention, after application it dries fast. The sunscreen allows pores to breathe normally and can withstand vigorous activity. Stay safe and healthy, and protect your skin from the harmful UV rays.
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Great podcast and very informative. I love Kinesys sunscreen.
Me too and thanks!
Something my daughter and I have alywas loved is going to a park or natural preserve and take a sketchbook and try to draw the living things we see, the plants, animals and insects. You’d be amazed at how many creatures will seem to pose for you so that you can draw them. A picnic with friends is nice also. Grab a table at the park and everybody bring something to share. Going to outdoor concerts and Shakespeare in the park are fun during summer and most cities have one or both. They are usually free.Historical re-enactments are usually outside and many times there are other activities intended in the same area. Go to the county honest or the local craft honest. Depending on your city, you could do a walking tour or biking tour (or even in your car if needed) of the historical district of your town. Be sure to visit the local museum too, to tie it all together, eventhough it’s not outdoors. If you’re a guy, a pick up game of basketball or soccer in the park can be fun. My husband likes to do that. If you live near the beach, body surfing is invigorating. Also, a fishing boat for a half-day or all day fishing trip, or a harbor cruise if you have one nearby. If you are young, you can plot a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood. There are often volleyball games at local beaches and even outdoor volleyball events to mind if you like being a spectator. A neighborhood block party with all the barbecues going and some intended activities is fun too. If you live near a lake, rent a boat or paddleboat and go out for a while on the water. Of course, water parks are outdoors as are most amusement parks. You can visit local swap meets , flea markets, or bazaars as many of them are outside. Play frisbee in the park with friends, or frisbee golf. Outdoor restaurants are in rage in many towns, and tend to be in the peculiar or artsy part of town, building for a nice place to stroll before or after dinner or dessert. If your local beach or lake allows it, have a fire ring, a campfire sing with friends, and make some s’mores. Volunteer at a day camp or sports camp for kids. They are often held outside. And mountain camps conduct most of their programs outside during the summer.Well, that’s all. Hope you find something enjoyable to do.