Sunscreen: What You Should Know

Sunscreen: What You Should Know

With both the temperature and the public’s awareness of skin cancer rising (thank you Surgeon General!), people are becoming more aware of the serious need for quality sun protection. In addition to sun protective clothing, one way people can protect themselves and their skin is through the use of sunscreen (we recommend a combination of both). We touched on sunscreen (specifically SPF) briefly in our recent What Is Sun-Safe Clothing post, but we’d like to get a little …

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My Story | Donna Moncivaiz

My Story | Donna Moncivaiz

Working for UV Skinz, I often come across inspiring and honest men and women who are living with melanoma. I discovered Donna and her blog, “Your Tan May be KILLING You” while doing some research within the melanoma community, and I immediately had to reach out to her and inquire if she’d like to be featured in one of our My Stories. As you can imagine, her blog writings focus on her journey  with melanoma, …

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Show Us Your Skinz Photo Contest!

Show Us Your Skinz Photo Contest!

The time has come, and UV Skinz is launching our first ever photo contest! We simply LOVE getting pictures from customers enjoying their UV Skinz, and we want to encourage more of you to SHARE YOUR PICTURES! We will be offering one winner a $150 gift certificate good for anything on our website, and all you have to do is submit your favorite photo representing UV Skinz for your chance to win! Be sure to …

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Fourth of July |Navy & White Stripes!

Fourth of July |Navy & White Stripes!

With the fourth of July this Saturday, many of you will be celebrating Independence Day by enjoying some fun in the sun this weekend! But with fun and sun comes a serious need for protection, and we want to remind you to be sun-smart while enjoying the outdoors. For this UV Skinz Style Post, we will be featuring some of our favorite navy blue and white options that you can pair with your favorite red …

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My Story | Rhonda & Darren

My Story | Rhonda & Darren

In our most intimate ‘My Story’ to date, UV Skinz founder, Rhonda Sparks, talks frankly about the pain and fear she experienced during her husband, Darren Lee Farwell’s nearly five year battle with melanoma, the agonizing treatments he had to endure, the unimaginable decision he made to end those treatments, and where life has taken her family now. Here is Darren Lee Farwell’s story. How did Darren discover he had Melanoma? What type or stage did he …

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What is Sun-Safe Clothing?

What is Sun-Safe Clothing?

Sun protective clothing is clothing that has been designed for the purpose of protecting you from the sun, and is made from a fabric that has been tested and rated for its UV protecting capabilities. While sunscreen is the most commonly talked about form of sun protection, there is no argument that highly rated UPF clothing is a more efficient and convenient means of protection. And we’re about to tell you why. In order to …

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is coming up quick, but there’s still time to get dad a great gift! And what better gift than something comfortable, fashionable, and health-focused….the gift of UV Skinz sun protective clothing! According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, between outdoor work and recreation, men on average accumulate more unprotected sun exposure than women, but are less likely to protect themselves from uv radiation. Help him be proactive, and get him a gift this year …

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