Our 3 Top Tips for a Sun-Safe + Toxin-Free Summer
The summer season is upon us, meaning it’s time to start soaking up the sunshine and the family fun! As parents, it can feel like we’re always worrying when the sun’s out, especially if our little ones are prone to burning. With so many products and advice out there, it can be hard to choose what is best for your family.
We’re stopping by today with some of our favorite tips for enjoying a sun-safe and toxin-free summer, including some recommendations we can’t live without.
1. Wear sunscreen and reapply regularly
Sunscreen is the number one necessity for summer. Our kids might run the other direction when we attempt to cover them head to toe, but keeping their young skin safe from the sun’s harmful rays couldn’t be more important.
We’ve selected some of our top products for both you and your children, all completely non-toxic as well as reef safe. For convenience, why not try keeping your sunscreen in a variety of different places? If you have one in every backpack, car and even by the front door, you’ll never forget to use it!
Our top sunscreen picks for the little ones
- CREAM — Badger SPF 40 for Kids with Zinc Oxide (face and body)
- STICK — Badger SPF 35 Clear Zinc Sunscreen stick
- SPRAY — Supergoop Play
Adult SPFs we’ve tried and tested
- CREAM — Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen
- STICK — Sun Bum Chapstick
- Spray — Supergoop Play
The Colorescience Brush-On Sunscreen Mineral Powder is also great for touch-ups!
Don’t forget to apply sunscreen 15 minutes prior to sun exposure, as well as reapplying every 2 hours. Do it more frequently if you’re sweating or swimming!
2. Hats and sunglasses are a must-have
One of the best ways to keep you and your little ones safe is to wear hats and sunglasses as often as possible. Whether you’re enjoying a peaceful walk or the kids are playing soccer in the park, adding those layers of protection are essential for keeping UV rays at bay.
One of our favorite hat brands for kids is Bitty Brah. They’re designed to stay on, made in a range of sizes and come in the most adorable designs. You won’t be able to resist when you see them, trust us!
3. Keep your outdoor toys and spaces clean
During the summer months, swing sets, water tables, and pool side toys can get pretty grimy, so it’s important to keep up with wiping them down. Bleach or other harsh cleaners are not only dangerous for your family, but they’re also damaging to the environment.
Our MomRemedy Everything Cleaner is a great solution. It’s non-toxic and biodegradable, and cuts through dirt and grime. Keep your kids, pets and gardens safe with our bestselling cleaner for a toxin-free summer.
That’s it for our top tips for a summer full of smiles for the whole family. We hope you all enjoy this lovely season — have fun and stay protected!