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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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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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More Than Skin Deep in D.C.

More Than Skin Deep in D.C.

As a discipline which covers the “largest organ of the body”, dermatology is so much more than just aesthetics. Dermatologists diagnose and treat over 3,000 different conditions related to the skin, including eczema, acne, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Like dermatologists, UV Skinz’ cares about sun safety, and it is our mission to ensure families stay protected from the sun’s rays while enjoying the outdoors. Once a year the UV Skinz team gets to travel to …

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My Story {Re-Share} | Donna Piunt

My Story {Re-Share} | Donna Piunt

In support of our friend Donna’s continuous efforts to raise awareness (her Hand The Hoodie Campaign featuring our UV Skinz Pullover Hoodie is still going strong!) we want to re-share her story with you all as a reminder of the importance of sun protection and the seriousness of melanoma and skin cancer. …When I went to my family doctor and had the mole shaved the physician assistant stated that she didn’t like the black spot she …

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UV Skinz Wants to Get Kids COVERED!

UV Skinz Wants to Get Kids COVERED!

It’s almost that time of year again, where a few UV Skinz team members get to take a trip to the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition which will take place in Washington D.C. this year (we leave in two days!! :-)) Each year  we enjoy discussing plans pediatricians have for keeping their patients sun-safe and educated, and this year we plan to encourage these doctors to have a solid sun protection strategy …

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Community Corner | AIM at Melanoma

Community Corner | AIM at Melanoma

  There are numerous non-profit organizations committed to raising skin cancer awareness and encouraging sun safety practices among the public, one of our favorites being fellow advocates and friends, AIM at Melanoma. AIM is currently the largest international melanoma advocacy organization in the world, and continues to provide researchers with cutting-edge tools and resources needed to make life-changing discoveries and advancements in melanoma. We have been blessed to partner with this organization and support their …

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