Posts Tagged ‘sun protection’

Heat Related Illnesses: Preparing for the Summer Heat

The official period of summer for 2017 is from June 21 to September 22. As we approach the summer months, it is important to consider the danger of the heat. If you plan on enjoying the outdoors this summer, you will be at risk of heat related illnesses. Throughout the entire United States, forecasters are predicting above-average temperatures for the summer months, and with this in mind, it is important to take certain precautions when spending time outside.

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Favorite Fashion Brands for 2017

Discovering new fashion brands or finding styles and trends that will work with your busy lifestyle isn’t always easy to do as a mom. You invest more time in shopping for your kids, and you default to the same old t-shirt that you’ve been wearing since before your first pregnancy. Stop that and invest in yourself. Invest in a wardrobe upgrade. By adding a few new pieces to your closet, you can change up your look and inspire yourself with how confident you can feel. Step away from the faded yoga pants and step into some new styles from our favorite fashion brands for 2017.

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Swimsuits for Surf & Sand: Platypus Australia 2016

The sun has started to peek out and warm up the air. The days are longer. Last day of school photos are plastered on your Facebook feed. Dare we say it; it’s beginning to look a lot like summer! If you’re in the market for some new summertime swim suits that are the perfect marriage between UV protection for some fun in the sun time, and cute and practical for romping in the surf, look no further than the 2016 line from Platypus Australia. 

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Summer Lovin’ with One Step Ahead (+Giveaway!)

Summer days are long and hot, especially for kids. Summer days are where memories are made and traditions are cherished. If you’re packing up the kids to head to the beach, the splash pad, or even if you’re staying right in your very own backyard, we’ve rounded up some amazing products from One Step Ahead that are sure to make you and your children love every ounce of summer.

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Beyond the Beach: Sun Protective Clothing

Beyond the Beach Sun Protective Clothing

Sunscreen at the beach or pool is a no-brainer, but when was the last time you lathered up before going to work or running errands? Furthermore, have you tried applying sunscreen to an energetic kid lately? And we’re not talking about the toxic spray-on kind. Yeah, not so easy. Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that the sun isn’t capable of doing damage to our skin.

While we still encourage the use of non-toxic sunscreen on body parts exposed to the sun, today we discover why wearing UV protective clothing year round is equally, if not more, important. 

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Beauty Tips for Swimmers

Beauty Tips for Swimmers

Green hair, dry skin, and a sunburn are some of the many unwanted side-effects you may be battling against while spending lots of time in the pool. Swimming, while known to be one of the best exercises you can do, does not come without its environment taking a toll on your body. Below are some hints and tips to protect your natural beauty while beating the heat and staying fit — not only this summer, but throughout the year.

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Sun Smarties Swimwear by One Step Ahead Giveaway

Spring is just around the corner, and that means fun in the summer sun is not far behind. Whether your child loves splashing in the pool or building castles in the sand, it’s important to protect their skin from harmful UV rays. If you want to start stocking up on summertime gear, then we suggest checking out One Step Ahead’s Sun Smarties swimwear line. Read on for a look at their swim wear line for kids as well as a chance to win two swimsuits in our Sun Smarties by One Step Ahead Giveaway!

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