**Disclosure: This is a post written by me on behalf of United HealthCare. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.
How do you protect yourself from the sun?
We’re in the thick of summer now and it is HOT. It’s also very humid here in SoCal right now which is surprising for this time of year. We are not used to the humidity! It also RAINED here this past weekend. What’s up with that?
I am excited to announce this month’s Source4Women photo challenge because it’s all about protecting yourself from the sun. If you’re unfamiliar with Source 4Women, it’s a community created by United Healthcare that provides healthy living information on things like nutrition exercise, health screenings and more for women. Every month they do a photo contest to encourage you to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Protecting yourself from the sun is something that is extremely important to me because there’s a history of skin cancer in my family. I also spend a lot of time outdoors (basically whenever I’m not on the computer) so it’s very critical for me to make sure I’m well protected. Not only that, but Baby Awesome has fresh, new baby skin and she also needs to be protected from the sun as well. Whenever we take her out with us we always make sure she has a sun hat and sun screen on. In honor of Baby Awesome and this month’s sun protection photo challenge I decided to upload this photo to the Source4Women gallery:
This photo is a selfie and was taken at the beach. For the past several years I have volunteered with an organization that introduces at-risk youth to action sports. It’s a wonderful program and I look forward to their surfing program every summer. This year I have gotten to introduce Baby Awesome to the program. She came with me to volunteer and we spent the day as land volunteers helping out getting people organized and passing out food and water to the surfers. We had a great time! We spent a good portion of the day hanging out in the outside canopy. As you can see from the pic, Baby Awesome has a sun hat on and I’m in my sunglasses. We both wore sunscreen, too. It is extremely important to make sure you reapply sunscreen every few hours when you’re in the sun. Even if it’s not sunny out, you can still get a sunburn so always make sure to lather up!
The Giveaway – Win A $100 REI Gift Card!
And now it’s time for the fun part of this month’s challenge – The Giveaway!
Every month there is a prize on the We Dare You site valued at $400. In addition to this, you have the opportunity to win an additional prize by entering through Fit & Awesome. This month we’ve decided to give away a $100 Gift Card to REI! Why? Because they sell all different kinds of gear that can help protect you from the sun. You can find sun shades, tents, sun hats, sunscreen, you name it. Plus, when we did a giveaway for an REI gift card two months ago you guys LOVED it and we’re all about bringing back things you enjoy 🙂
Here’s How to Enter:
1) Go to http://www.wedareyoutoshare.com/share
2) Click on “Enter”
3) This will launch a popup that allows you to upload your photo. Make sure to use the promo code “FitandAwesome” when uploading.
**Note: you must enter this promo code to be eligible to win the $100 Gift Card to REI so don’t forget!**
Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!
Jennifer Miyagishima says
Fortunately my face moisturizer has a built-in sunscreen but if I’m outdoors for an extended amount of time, then I reapply with SPF 50. I also wear sunglasses whenever I’m outside & while at the beach, I always wear a hat.
I’ve been running quite a bit preparing for a fall marathon. My wife and I just ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon this past Sunday, the race time start temperature was 75 degrees with high humidity! My kids have been swimming quite a bit lately and just finished up baseball season last night, we’ve been going through a ton of sunscreen!
Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! says
I’ve been trying to be better about protecting my skin from the sun this summer. I got a terrible burn at a race in June and ever since then I’m so nervous about it!
Running Hutch says
Running running running! And playing with Moxie. 😀
tina reynolds says
I have been taking kids to the park hiking and geocaching
Jenn Scott says
We have been camping, waterskiing, and hiking. Love summer and REI!!
Susan Smith says
We have been swimming a lot this year.