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Red, irritated and just downright annoying patches of eczema and and dry skin are a constant struggle for my 5 year old! Of course, it doesn’t help that we live in FL… and like any child, she loves to run and play! After an hour outside, her little face is sweaty… and the red patches flare up in the creases of her elbows and behind her knees. Now that she is older, she tells me when she needs her eczema cream, so we keep many varieties on hand. It’s always amazing to me when we try a new brand that some that claim not to irritate skin, actually sting and bother her, and we have to wash it off quickly!

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We were recently sent Theraplex® skincare to try, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the line! Not only is the Theraplex Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Skin Protectant creamy and easy to apply, it does not contain parabens, fragrances, phthalates, gluten, or sodium laurel sulfate. Plus, the line is made in the USA without animal testing. Most importantly, it does not irritate my little girl’s skin any further!

If you have children who don’t stop moving (and who doesn’t!?), try Theraplex ClearLotion. It is a light, fast penetrating emollient oil spray, and when applied to damp skin, it uniquely wraps around water on the skin’s surface, sealing in moisture and replacing the natural oils that water and soap can strip away.

As the summer weather heats up, it is not unusual for people to experience a dramatic increase in perspiration, often causing sensitive skin to “flare up.” This is especially true for children who have eczema. To help keep your child’s skin “cool in the shade,” the experts who make Theraplex® skincare offer summer tips designed to keep sensitivities in check.

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Summer Skincare Tips

· To help keep your child feeling cooler and drier, avoid the sun when it is at its’ strongest (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m).

· Apply a sunscreen SPF 30 or higher. Many pediatric dermatologists recommend physical sunscreens as they may be less irritating than chemical sunscreens.

· If your child has been in the ocean or pool, rinse chlorine or salt off with a gentle cleanser and immediately apply a moisturizer such as Theraplex ClearLotion. ClearLotion has earned the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. After towel drying, ClearLotion leaves skin moisturized for hours without greasiness. And, because ClearLotion is a spray, you will be able to apply it to even the wriggliest of children!

· Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids and stays hydrated.

· For added protection and comfort any time of day or night, try Theraplex Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Skin Protectant with natural colloidal oatmeal. It also has earned the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. This enriched moisturizing formula helps to relieve dry skin with superior moisturization that lasts for hours. It soothes your child’s dry, sensitive skin without parabens, fragrances, preservatives, or lanolin.

To learn more about Theraplex® skincare, or to learn additional skincare tips through their Eczema Resource Guide, visit Theraplex.com.

*Company generously provided samples, images, and expert tips for this article. All thoughts on the product line are my own.*

If you’re like me, you are always searching for healthier versions of your family’s favorite snack foods… and Junkless Chewy Granola Bars definitely deliver! Upping the YUM factor considerably, we are now stocking our pantry with these delish chewy granola bars!

Chocolate Chip Junkless

These family-friendly, better-for-you snacks that are minimally processed, contain no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and are Non-GMO Project Verified. Produced by Junkless Foods Inc., the bars are made with less than eight ingredients. No junk, and they taste good!

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Junkless Chewy Granola Bars are available in 4 flavors you and your kiddos will love, including Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, 100% REAL Strawberries and Cinnamon Roll. The Chocolate Chip flavor is my little guy’s favorite, and I find the Cinnamon Roll to be almost sinful!

The bars are perfect for lunch boxes or tossing in a diaper bag, purse or backpack for an emergency snack.

Ernie Pang, who used to do marketing for Kellogg’s, came up with the idea after he and his son were grocery shopping and Michael asked about the lengthy list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients on the side panel of a frozen food product. Ernie thought there had to be a better way!

Junkless Chewy Granola Bars are available nationally on Amazon and in select grocery stores around the country. Learn more at junklessfoods.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Welch’s® doesn’t just make the 100% grape juice you loved as a child yourself, they also make fat-free, gluten-free and preservative-free Fruit Snacks! “Mom” loves their Reduced Sugar Mixed Fruit flavor – perfect for both kiddos and adults to snack on while on-the-move this summer! The delicious fruit are made with REAL fruit and contain 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C and 25% of Vitamins A and E. Plus, Welch’s® has created a convenient 80-calorie pack so you can get a portion-controlled treat that makes it easy to count calories if you are watching your weight.

Welch’s® Fruit Snacks Reduced Sugar variety is recognized as a Healthier Snacking option by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. They are smart snacking choice that burst with flavor and will satisfy your craving for something sweet, without having to reach for a candy bar.

Why choose Welch’s® Fruit Snacks?

  • 100% DV Vitamin C
  • 25% DV Vitamin A & E
  • Fat Free – Gluten Free
  • No Preservatives

To learn more about Welch’s® Fruit Snacks and their Reduced Sugar varieties, or to locate a store near you, visit welchsfruitsnacks.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*