We’re currently in Cronulla, NSW on holidays and so far, it has been the break we needed! We’ve both been flat out with work and were exhausted. Originally we were planning to drive to Brisbane from Canberra but following our 11 hour drive to Melbourne for the bloggers brunch we decided being in the car that long isn’t very relaxing (surprise, surprise!). So we chose a quiet beach holiday (3 hours from home) that also allowed us to be close to family and friends in Sydney. You can follow our holiday adventures in more detail on instagram (don’t forget our instagram stories which only stay live for 24 hours!).
Today was Finn’s first day at the beach and I’m so excited to share with you the photos along with some information I sought from the Cancer Council Australia on how to keep your family sun safe. I’ve even got a Cancer Council Australia pack to giveaway worth $141.65 to help you protect your family this summer.
5 ways to protect yourself from skin cancer
When I spoke to Cancer Council CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, I was amazed to find out that skin cancer accounts for the largest number of cancers diagnosed in Australia each year and it is estimated that 13,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in 2016, along with as many as a million non-melanoma skin cancers. THESE NUMBERS ARE CRAZY. I don’t want my family to be counted in those statistics so we’re trying to follow the 5 simple things Cancer Council suggests we do to protect ourselves from skin cancer. These five things are: sunscreen, clothing, hat, shade and sunglasses.
The high UV levels in Australia plus our outdoor active lifestyle demand the highest possible levels of sun protection. The Cancer Council has provided Australians with high quality and trusted sun protection products for decades. Growing up I used these products and I continue to look to the Cancer Council for information and products to help protect my family from skin cancer. The thing I love most about Cancer Council products is the every sale from products support Cancer Council’s work in cancer research, prevention, education, and patient support services.
We’ve made pre-beach coffee synonymous with the act of applying sunscreen in our family. Before Finn’s first beach trip we enjoyed a coffee with a view at the new Cronulla Cafe ‘Next Door’.
You can win a big range of this awesome 50+ SPF sunscreen by entering the competition below.
Probably one of my favourite ways to stay sun protected is with my Ugly Xmas Rashie by Cancer Council. If I’m going to model safe sun wear to Finn, I may as well have fun with it! Hello Australian Christmas’ at the beach.
Mother and son matching rashies? An unintended (but pleasant) surprise!
Finn and his Daddy! Finn not so sure about that cold water…Finn still not keen on the water with Aunty Kate! A bit cold for those little tootsies (have a look at his toes curled up!).
I don’t look great in a hat but bought this one from Trade Secret, Cancer council have a great range for adults and kids so I might have to get one of these!
Sisters! It’s been fun to catch up with family whilst back in Sydney.
Loving this shade tent it was the best because Finn could sleep, be changed and feed in here. Privacy and sun protection – perfect! You can buy a shade like this here.
These sunglasses are amazing! Polarised and only $59.95 (or you could enter the giveaway and win a pair along with a stack of sunscreen!) they take the glare away and you can see straight through the water, it’s amazing! Pretty stylish too!
GIVEAWAY – Cancer Council sun protection pack (worth $141.65)!
Sorry, this giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to the winner, Nadia!
- 1 x Pink Active (RRP $14.95)
- 1 x Finding Dory 180ml (RRP $17.95)
- 1 x Peppa Pig Finger Spray (RRP $10.95)
- 1 x Sport Foam Spray (RRP $10.95)
- 1 x Face Day Wear (RRP $14.95)
- 1 x Fragrance Aerosol (RRP $11.95)
- 1 x pair of Dayelsford style women’s sunglasses (RRP $59.95)
To enter, just subscribe using the bar at the top of the page and then tell me in the comments below why you would choose to purchase Cancer Council products to protect your family from the sun!
Competition closes midnight 9 January 2017. Winners will be announced here, on our Facebook and contacted via email.