*This is a sponsored giveaway. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
I am going to tell you some staggering and very frightful facts concerning skin cancer. This is not to scare you but to tell you that you need to make sure you are aware, when you go out in the sun.
-Risk of melanoma DOUBLES with 5 Sunburns*
-1 in 5 Americans will have skin cancer within their lifetime*
-By 2015, 1 in 50 Americans will develop menaloma within their lifetime*
-In the US, someone dies every hour from melanoma*
-skin cancer is 90% prventable (90% attributed to enviornmental factors)**
-skin cancer attributes to 3% of pediatric oncologies**
*From American Academy of Dermatology (http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/conditions/skin-cancer)
**From Skin Cancer Foundation (http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts)
Currently in the US, 1 in 5 children will develop skin cancer within their lifetime. But fortunately, 90% of skin cancer is preventable. We have the power to drastically reduce that statistic. That’s where products like Sunscreen Bands come in. Sunscreen Bands are produced by JADS International, a family-owned Maryland business.
Sunscreen Bands use a patented color-changing technology, which monitors both UVA and UVB exposure, to remind you when it’s time to reapply sunscreen, or when you’ve had enough fun in the sun for one day!
So how do Sunscreen Bands help you stay sun-safe all year round?
It’s simple really.
First, you activate the band by exposing it to sunlight for about 10 seconds, until it reaches a deep purple. Then, sunscreen is applied to your skin AND TO THE BAND. This ensures for the most accurate monitoring according to your sunscreen’s SPF level.
Slowly but surely, the band color will fade, which means that it’s time to put on some more sunscreen to stay sun-safe.
But if the band reaches a crème color, it means you’ve reached your maximum recommended daily UV exposure for the day, and it’s time to cover up or seek shade.
And the great thing about Sunscreen Bands is that they’re completely waterproof, which means even if you take a dive in the pool, or go swimming in the ocean, you can be sure that Sunscreen Bands are still working to keep you sun-safe!
Sunscreen Bands are now available nationwide at major retailers such as CVS, Walmart, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, and Amazon.com.
They are endorsed by Parent Tested Parent Approved, the National Parenting Center and The Personal Care Products Counsel.
But more importantly, Sunscreen Bands aren’t just another product on the market.
They are part of a mission to:
-Educate about skin cancer detection and prevention
-Advocate for sun-safe practices
-Raise money and awareness for melanoma and skin cancer research
That’s why Sunscreen Bands has developed strategic partnerships such as The Shade Foundation, which educates elementary students about sun safety, and the Melanoma Research Alliance, where 100% of funds go directly towards research of melanoma. Sunscreen Bands also sponsors free skin cancer screenings, races and other fundraisers to spread the word!
Sunscreen Bands are a simple, yet incredibly effective way to ensure that everyone can stay sun smart while having fun in the sun all year round!
A little more about UV rays:
Broad Spectrum Sunscreens-protect against UVA & UVB rays. Majority of previous sunscreens only protected against UVB, which causes burns, and not UVA, which penetrates deeper and causes skin aging.
UVB rays are absorbed by the top layer of the skin (called the Dermis) and causes sunburn.
UVA rays penetrate deeper and can cause skin aging and wrinkles.
UVA= Aging (wrinkles)
Be sure to check out Sunscreen Bands today for your protection in the sun!
Giveaway: One winner will receive Sunscreen Bands. For this giveaway, simply leave me a comment and tell me what you like best about Sunscreen Bands. This giveaway ends 7/22. Please leave valid email address in the case you are the winner. Winner chosen by random.org and has 24 hours to respond.
The thing I like best is that they actually take the time and effort to educate!
Desiree Eaglin says
I have heard of these! I think they would be super useful all year round but most especially when we’re out on our daily summer adventures.
Kelly Hutchinson says
What a great idea! My kids and I always forget to reapply, so this is perfect for us.
Alona Y says
I like that it takes the guesswork out of reapplying sunscreen and helps with those forgetful moments.
love that it is a reminder to reapply
I love that these work wet or dry!
Shyler Carlson says
I love that they’ll keep me reminded to reapply, since I have very fair skin and easily burn.
That is awesome. I have never heard of them before.
I think this is such a great idea because many times people get burned before they even realize how long they have been exposed.
Nicole Brady says
So often we lose track of time while out in the sun. We remember to reapply sunscreen but sometimes too late. This is cool!
this is so smart. i mean, when you are out in the sun you often loose track of time, especially when you are having fun!
I didn’t know that they sold something like this, what a great idea!
Robert Brown says
The fact that it reminds you is amazing. It’s so hard in the summer when the kids just want to play – and play all day.
Sherl Bastien says
this seems like a amazing product::: as adults sometimes we forget
Heather B says
I like the reapply and get out of sun warnings. I always remember to redo the kids and keep an eye on them, maybe with this Momma wouldn’t be the one who always gets burned!
D Schmidt says
I really like that they are completely waterproof.
Dorothy "DJ" Reynolds says
My favorite part it keeps you in the know about the sun. For an example in August we are going into the MO State Fair for 5 long days. We will be in the sun for a few hours at time. Being pale skin the sun can be dangerous to me. This will let me know when to reapply and when to get out of the sun. dorothyreynolds88 @ Yahoo . com
Nicole Mecham says
I love that it warns you to reapply sunscreen BEFORE you get burnt. Right now, the only reminder our family has to reapply sunscreen is when one of us is looking red – which is always far too late. With my pale skin, I am constantly having to get moles removed. Recently my dermatologist found abnormal cells and had to do a much more extensive process to get all of the dangerous cells out of my body. Melanoma is a very scary thing, and Sunscreen Bands are great little fighters against it. Not to mention that the kids would find it pretty cool to see the colors changing and would actually be more willing to reapply their sunscreen as well. It’s definitely a win win!
Melissa M says
I love that it tells you when to get out of the sun. I think a lot of people, myself included, think as long as you aren’t burned, you can still stay outside. Problem is, sometimes you can’t always see the burn right away, so it’s important to limit your time.
marian boll says
I would LOVE this for my granddaughters who are teens and are sun lovers!!! I had basal cell on my skin and worry about my family now.
I love that my kids won’t fight me to wear it and that they will remind me to keep the sunscreen on.
This is a great idea. I always remember to initially put on sunscreen, but I definitely forget to reapply.
Kim Simpson says
It’s so simple to use! And makes protecting my child easier.
i like that it is a visual reminder for when to reapply sunscreen
I like that it’s easy to wear and will remind me to reapply.
Gina H. says
I like the simplicity, just wearing it is so easy!
Terri S says
I always protect myself and my family with sunscreen, but on occasion, I forget to reapply. This is a great idea! It would be so helpful.
Danielle johnson says
This would be great for reminders, would love to try this.
Denise S says
Wow, this sounds like a great idea.
Miriam Matheny says
I love that it gives you a sunscreen reminder before telling you when to take a sun break
stephanie barmann says
I love that they remind parents when to reapply sunscreen. It is so easy to get distracted while out having fun. What a great product.
Fiona N says
I love the feature that Sunscreen bands can remind us to reapply sunscreen!
sarah ann dela cruz says
I love that it serves as a visual reminder!
Bob Cottrell says
My daughter was worried about enrolling our granddaughter at a preschool she really liked but the kids are outdoors a lot. Her concern was what would happen if the teachers forgot to put sunscreen on her frequently (she has a severe sun allergy and had to go to the emergency room once before this was figured out, but is fine with sunscreen). Now, our granddaughter can monitor herself (smart girl) and tell the teachers when it’s time to get another application of sunscreen! Problem solved!
Amanda Price says
I like that they let you know when you need to get out of the sun for the day.
Desiree Dunbar says
I have never seen these before but would love to try these, I love that is works with SPF 15 or higher.
Klydra Pugh says
I like that they tell you when to get out of the sun.
Thanks for the chance.
Wow, what a neat idea! It’s so important to have a reminder, and having a visible reminder makes life so much easier!
Sarah L says
I like that you can tell at a glance when you need to get out of the sun.
I think these are great! It is so nice to have that friendly reminder as sometimes when your having fun in the sun you forget to apply sunscreen or when out skin has had enough sun for the day.
gayle gildehaus says
We spend alot of time outside.These would be great reminders for us.
angela saver says
I love that these work both wet OR dry! Such a great invention!
vickie couturier says
never heard of this either,,my family would love this,,how nice this would be and so less messy
Lily Kwan says
What I like best about Sunscreen Bands is that one size fits all.
Christine Treece says
I like that they give you a warning when sunscreen needs to be reapplied. It’s so hard to know how often to reapply.
Erica B. says
These are great…I am very fair and I could really use these.
Laurie Emerson says
I love how these let you know when it is time to put on some more sunscreen and how it lets you know if you have reached the maximum time to be out in the sun. These are perfect for my family as we are all fair skinned and I am afraid of always getting burned.
Kelly H. says
I like that they are one size and also work fine in water or dry.
Nichole S says
Oh I love this idea! I always forget to reapply sunscreen before it’s too late!
liz l says
It would be useful while running
amanda whitley says
i like that they remind you to reapply sunscreen
Stephanie Galbraith says
This would be a helpful reminder.
susan smoaks says
this would be awesome. i am super fair skinned and i do not want skin cancer.
Chic Southern Charm says
I love that they remind you to reapply your sunscreen.
Kelley Roach says
What a great idea! My kids and I always forget to reapply, so this is perfect for us.
I like that it reminds you to reapply sunscreen.
Stephanie O'Day says
I love that it helps keep track of sun exposure and changes colors to remind you!!
i like that it reminds you to reapply. easy to forget when you’re by the pool with margaritas.