We all know today that it is so important to protect our skin from the sun and insect bites, any time of the year, especially in the summer.

What is the rush to protect from mosquitos today? Zika virus and potential mosquito brought infection that can affect us all, especially serious for pregnant women.

Looking through the news today – over 150 pregnant women in the US are already affected by Zika virus. Health officials scrambling at the federal and local levels trying to figure out the best way to protect the public and deal with the growing number of cases that are going to become a certain burden on the healthcare system for years to come as support will be necessary for children and families affected by Zika.

Also, now with the summer approaching, I tend to apply a lot of sunscreen on my kids and my own skin to make sure that we are not receiving the worst impact of the sun as burns and serious sun reactions. My skin is usually able to withstand more sun impact, but my kids have more reactive skin, and require a lot of sun protection to ensure they don’t develop skin discoloration, moles, and burns.

Here is what you should do to get your household ready for the summer:

  1. Get a good insect repellent spray. It is now useful not only when you go to the forest, but even outside of your own backyard. You never know when those mosquitos will attack – better use it often than not use it.
  2. If you have a pool in the backyard – make sure you treat the water to protect from creating breeding grounds for mosquitos in your own yard. Make sure that you maintain your pool even if you are not using it.
  3. Don’t leave any water standing in your yard – a birdbath or a bucket left outside may become mosquito breeding grounds.
  4. If you have an artificial pond outside – think about putting in a few fish that can eat mosquito larvae and prevent mosquitos from breeding.
  5. Invest in a good quality sunscreen.

I was recently given an opportunity to give away 2 Smart Stuff products on my blog, and before I set up the giveaway, I wanted to share some information about these products as well – they are new in the market, and may not be a familiar brand for some people, so it is good to read up on the information available about these products, and make some informed choices as to whether this is a good product for your needs for the coming summer.

“YOU WOULD NEVER SKIP THE SCREENING PROCESS FOR DAY CARE FOR A MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY, WHY WOULD YOU EVER SKIP THE SCREENING PROCESS FOR YOUR FAMILY ON A SUNNY DAY?

**Smart Stuff™ Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen**

WHAT’S SMART? A NATURAL MINERAL BASED SUNSCREEN SPF 30 that provides UVA/ UVB BROAD SPECTRUM PROTECTION formulated without harmful chemicals for your face and body. Trust SMART STUFF™ SUNSCREEN to be Safe and Effective for you, your family and the environment because we use only ZINC OXIDE, a NATURAL MINERAL SUN FILTER. This moisture and antioxidant rich formula helps keep skin soft and smooth while fighting free radicals and defending against oxidative and environmental stress. NOW, THAT’S SMART!

Natural Sunscreen Zinc Oxide, Provides Sun Protection for the Whole Family!
No Synthetic Chemical Sun Filters
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
Water Resistant (40 Minutes)
Non-Oily, Non-Whitening Formula
Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, Reef Safe
Free of Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Phthalates, Gluten
No Artificial Colors or Fragrances
Developed in Consultation with Physicians
No Animal Testing

**Smart Stuff™ Natural Insect Repellent**

WHAT’S SMART? A NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT that helps to keep MOSQUITOES and DEER TICKS away. Trust SMART STUFF™ INSECT REPELLENT to be Safe and Effective for you, your family and the environment because of our unique blend of NATURAL BOTANICAL OILS and EXTRACTS with a REFRESHING SPA-LIKE SMELL and FEEL, and WITHOUT HARMFUL CHEMICALS.

NOW, THAT’S SMART!

NO DEET
Natural Botanical Essential Oils and Extracts Help Repel Mosquitoes and Deer Ticks Safely and Effectively
No Synthetic Chemicals
Helps Repel Mosquitoes and Deer Ticks
Eco-Friendly and Biodegradable
Free of Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Phthalates, Gluten
No Artificial Colors or Fragrances
Refreshing Spa-like Smell and Feel
Developed in Consultation with Physicians
No Animal Testing”

The brand “Smart Stuff” was created by two physicians who were looking for products that will be safe to use for their autistic child. The products have become so successful that now they are available for everyone to purchase, which is great for all of us!

If you are interested in these products, you can purchase them on the website here – http://smartstuff.com/collections/skin-care/products/smart-stuff-sunscreen

Protect your skin giveaway

Protect your skin giveaway

In this giveaway you can win a pack of Smart Stuff Insect Repellent ARV $15.99 and Smart Stuff Mineral based Sunscreen SPF 30 ARV $15.99. Total ARV for both products $31.98. One winner will be picked at the end of the giveaway, and will be sent the prize by Box Roundup. No other blogger associated with this giveaway are responsible for prize fulfillment. There will be no substitutions, returns or reimbursements for the prize once it is mailed out. This is a US only giveaway, and it will end on June 7, 2016.

Protect your skin Giveaway

This giveaway is actually part of a blog hop, so be sure to enter the hop giveaways as well! Here are the hosts of the hop – http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com

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