My Story | Donna Piunt

My Story | Donna Piunt

Donna Piunt is a melanoma warrior, survivor, and awareness advocate. She has dedicated her life to encouraging and educating others about the importance of sun safety, and the seriousness of skin cancer and melanoma. She has participated in (and created her own!) advocacy and awareness campaigns to benefit others, and we have been blessed to support her efforts and are so honored to share her story! Here is Donna’s Story. How did you discover you had …

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UV Skinz in the UK!

UV Skinz in the UK!

A short story by UV Skinz employee, Emilie Machado… Being the sort of young woman who likes to be prepared for anything that can happen in a day, I found it very difficult to pack for the ever changing weather in the United Kingdom. It was gloomy and raining one hour, and then sunny with fluffy clouds the next, making it impossible to be prepared for what would be best to wear on any given …

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Get the Facts | UV Radiation

Get the Facts | UV Radiation

I have a complex relationship with the sun, as do most of us who are aware of what too much unprotected exposure can do to our bodies. While it can feel warm and comforting, unprotected exposure can damage your skin and over time lead to skin cancer. Because of this, it is important to understand what UV rays are, how they affect us, and how we can live sun-safe alongside them. There are 3 types of …

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What is Sun-Safe Clothing?

What is Sun-Safe Clothing?

Sun protective clothing (or “sun-safe clothing”) is apparel 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. …

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My Story | Paula & Keegan

My Story | Paula & Keegan

This month’s My Story features an incredible mother, Paula, who lost her child much too early to melanoma. Keegan was just 24 years old when she earned her angel wings, and her mother has been dedicated to raising awareness ever since. Here is Paula & Keegan’s Story How did your daughter discover she had Melanoma? Keegan Alyse Knappert was first diagnosed at 21 and died after two and a half year battle at 24. Keegan was …

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The Koi Collection & New Arrivals for Spring Are HERE!

The Koi Collection & New Arrivals for Spring Are HERE!

Our new arrivals are here, and they may possibly be our cutest styles yet! From new colors added to classic favorites, to BRAND NEW pieces and prints (hello Koi Collection!), we couldn’t be more excited to share our new styles with you. Before we dig right into the products, I want to give you a little background on the inspiration behind our new collection… Why Koi? –From UV Skinz Founder and CEO Rhonda Sparks “Our …

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Men and Skin Cancer: The Facts You Should Know

Men and Skin Cancer: The Facts You Should Know

Studies have shown that women are more proactive about monitoring and maintaining their general health than men, and this is especially the case in relation to getting their skin checked and applying sunscreen. But according to some eye opening skin cancer statistics, men need to do even more to protect themselves from the dangerous effects of too much sun exposure. Between outdoor work and recreation, men on average accumulate more unprotected sun exposure than women, but …

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