Sunscreen is vital in my household. My husband was a Santa Monica beach baby his entire adolescence, and about 10 years ago — he was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma on his forehead. Thankfully, it was caught in time, but it truly scared me. I watch his skin for any recurrences like a hawk. (I have my skin checked at the derm, as well!) Our skin is our largest organ, and we’ve GOT to protect it.
I don’t play around when it comes to sun protection — especially now that I just learned that Washington State (where we reside now) has the sixth highest rate of melanoma in the country, per the CDC. It seems like an unlikely place to have to worry about it, especially with our amount of rainy days — but it doesn’t matter. Skin cancer does not discriminate against skin tone, or geographical location, guys. I don’t mean to evoke any fear or lecture you — but I’d personally pick sunscreen over makeup if I had to, ANY day. I’d also be a terrible beauty friend if I didn’t regularly mention the importance of sunscreen. I don’t want any of you to go through that. Since July is UV Safety Awareness Month, this is a great reminder!
Luckily, we don’t have to choose between wearing makeup, and suncare products. Avène, a lovely European skincare line, has a fantastic line of sun protection products that play nicely with my makeup, and also help protect my skin from head-to-toe when I’m active outdoors in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest.
Since I’d love for you to experience their products, too — the nice people over at Avène are going to give three Beauty Junkies Unite readers a Sun Protection Prize Pack, valued at $140! Avène has over 270 years of expertise in caring for sensitive skin, and is trusted by millions worldwide. I’m confident you’ll like them as much as I do. Now, you can get out there and practice safe sun!
How great is that prize pack? It includes:
- 1x Beach Towel
- 1x Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion Spray SPF 50+ Body
- 1x Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+
- 1x Hydrating Sunscreen Balm SPF 50+
- 1x After-Sun Repair Creamy Gel
- 1x Travel-size Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray
I carry the Hydrating Sunscreen Balm SPF 50+ in my purse for touch-ups on-the-go!
This giveaway will close on 7/24/17 at 11:59pm Pacific, and no purchase is necessary to enter. Prize must be shipped to a U.S. mailing address. Must be 18+ to enter.
Giveaway details & how to enter…
Prize: Three (3) winners will receive an Avène sunscreen prize pack pictured above, valued at $140.
Dates of entry: 7/9/17 to 7/24/17 at 11:59pm Pacific
How to enter: Please use the Rafflecopter widget below for your entries. You can enter daily. Plus, don’t forget your bonus entries in the widget for even more ways to enter!