Sunday, November 21, 2010

National Healthy Skin Month +Giveaway...

"November is National Healthy Skin Month and it’s an essential time to take care of your skin. Originated by the American Academy of Dermatology, this month raises awareness about the importance of keeping your skin fresh, hydrated and healthy, even in the winter and fall. A vital way of doing so is by maintaining year-round sun protection. Many consumers don’t know or forget that the sun’s damaging UV rays are present year-round.

Dr. Elizabeth K. Hale Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology at NYU and practicing Dermatological surgeon, has tips to keeping your skin healthy especially in November:

• Cloudy Days Still Mean UVA rays. Those wrinkle and age-spot producing rays are present rain or shine and indoors or out. Whether you’re driving your car, inside near a window, or outside on an overcast day, sun protection is essential.

• Use Lightweight but Equal Protection. Although you may not need a heavy-duty sunscreen this winter, you should still use one that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Dr. Hale suggests Coppertone® Oil-Free Faces SPF 30, a lightweight product you can use.

• Don’t Forget About Your Lips. Lips are the most exposed to the sun throughout the winter months. Toss an SPF-containing chapstick into your bag for everyday use to keep your lips hydrated and protected."

We recently had the chance to try a few Coppertone products to promote National Healthy Skin Month.

What we thought: We have used Coppertone sunscreens every summer since I can remember, but in the winter we never really think to put sunscreen on. However, it is becoming increasingly more important to protect our family's skin year round. It makes sense...just because it is cooler outside doesn't mean the sun isn't shining and the harmful effects of the sun are still present. We were pretty excited when we were asked to be a part of this campaign and even given the chance to test out two of Coppertone's sunscreens for faces...one for sensitive skin and one that is oil free. The sensitive skin provides 50SPF and is perfect for the kiddos skin and won't sting if you happen to get a little in their eyes(that NEVER happens, right?:) The oil free is great, especially if you already have oily skin:) It provides 30 SPF and won't clog pores. It goes on smooth and doesn't leave a greasy residue. Both of these Coppertone sunscreens would be the perfect stocking stuffer to remind everyone to take care of their skin all year round:) ABCD Diaries gives Coppertone faces sunscreen an A+!!

Buy It: You can find Coppertone sunscreens at mass merchandisers nationwide.
Win It: Coppertone has generously offered a set of the two sunscreens we reviewed to one lucky ABCD Diaries reader! To enter, leave a comment below!!

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Giveaway ends Monday, December 6, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given sunscreen for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone

61 comments:

  1. I love Coppertone's products. They always work for me.

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  2. Anyone who spends more than twenty minutes a day under the sun, needs sunscreen.

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  3. Sunscreen is so important. Thanks for the chance!

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  5. It is so important to use sunscreen!

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  10. I entered the Novica giveaway.

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  14. These products have good water resistance.

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  15. These look great! I would love to try them out with my daughter!

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  16. It would be great to stock up on Coppertone sunscreen.

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  21. I love Coppertone!
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  28. We could use this - my daughter is a sunscreen fanatic!

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  29. Can always use more sunscreen...forget every single year to buy it and always end up having to purchase in Mexico where it's much more expensive!

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  30. im always looking for the perfect sunscreen that really does its job for fair skin without leaving a residue
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  31. I'd like to try the sensitive skin product.

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  32. Entered the Hershey's giveaway

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  33. I have fair skin and I live on the Texas Gulf
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  34. It is great that people are becoming more aware of the sun and it's effects. Thank you for this article and giveaway.
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  35. I would love to win this for my Mom for Christmas because on New Years she is going on a Carribean Cruise. She has sensitive skin so i want to make sure she is protected. melaniecalcut@gmail.com

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  41. I could really use this here in Hawaii! I've already gotten a bad sunburn and have a ridiculous farmer's tan just in time for the Christmas party :/

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  51. i try to use sunscreen everyday, hopefully to counteract the effects of tanning as a teen!
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