The Importance of Sunscreen | Blue Lizard

*Thank you to Crown Labs for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.*

Warmer weather is finally here and everyone is flocking to the outdoors for some much needed sunshine! However you and your family choose to spend your time in the sun, protecting your skin is a must. So today, we’re going to talk about sunscreen!

The Importance of Wearing Sunscreen

Did you know that in the US alone, more than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day? And out of all the different types of cancer, skin cancer is the leading diagnosed type.

1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70 and having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk of Melanoma. These facts and statistics alone prove just how important protecting your skin is.


When I was younger, my mom frequently tanned outside for long periods of time. I hardly ever remember her wearing sunscreen. Once I got older, I followed in her footsteps and rarely protected my skin from the sun.

My mom eventually got diagnosed with Melanoma and had to have an entire portion of her skin removed due to the cancer spreading. The diagnosis of Melanoma was a constant fear for me after that. Unfortunately, I was next to have reality hit.

At only 12 years old, I was told I would need multiple moles removed for fear that they could be cancerous. Thankfully, my results were benign, but that experience taught me a huge lesson in the importance of wearing sunscreen.

What’s In a Good Sunscreen?

Now that I’m a mom, keeping my babies protected is my top priority.

When I’m looking for a good sunscreen for my family and I to use, I always look for something that’s gentle on our skin, water-resistant, and effective. Broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection is important as well!

Blue Lizard was founded in Australia and has been providing sun protection products for over 20 years. It is the #1 pediatrician recommended mineral-based sunscreen brand, so I know it’s a product I can trust. What I love about their sunscreen is that they are mineral-based and free of Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, two chemicals that are believed to be harmful to coral reefs. Their wide variety of sunscreens hits every mark when it comes to what’s important for sun safety.

Blue Lizard Products

Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen – SPF 50+

Sensitive Face Mineral Sunscreen – SPF 30+

Kids Mineral Based Sunscreen – SPF 50+

We absolutely love Blue Lizard products and trust them to keep us safe and protected during our warm weather adventures. You can learn more about Blue Lizard by visiting their website!

Thank you again to Blue Lizard for sponsoring this post!