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MY Story: Marisha Dotson

MY Story: Marisha Dotson

We often feature individuals who have been affected by melanoma in our MY Stories. This time around, we want to introduce you to an incredibly strong and inspiring individual, Marisha Dotson who has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of squamous cell carcinoma. While squamous cell carcinoma is a non-melanoma skin cancer and is usually not life-threatening, aggressive forms of the cancer can grow quickly and cause disfigurement, and may spread to other parts of …

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Always Remembered: Darren Lee Farwell

Always Remembered: Darren Lee Farwell

Darren Lee Farwell  June 25, 1969 — September 14, 2001 Always Remembered   Thirteen years ago, UV Skinz creator and CEO Rhonda Sparks, lost her husband Darren Lee Farwell, to melanoma. Darren was an avid outdoors-man, who loved to surf and snowboard, and was a loving father to his three young sons, Ethan, Seth, and Caleb. He was taken by the melanoma beast after a difficult 5 year battle with the cancer, at the too-young …

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Why Sun Protection is Important Year-Round

Why Sun Protection is Important Year-Round

With only weeks left of summer, and fall quickly approaching, many of you may be thinking it’s time to stow away your sun protective clothing and stash your sunscreen in a dusty corner of your bathroom closet…don’t you do it! Sun protection is crucial year-round, NOT just during the summer months. Let me tell you why. Unless you reside in one of the polar circles, the sun is above you 365 days a year.  UV …

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Sun Protective Clothing: Does it Work? (Good Morning America Investigates)

Sun Protective Clothing: Does it Work? (Good Morning America Investigates)

Attention sun protection supporters! Awareness efforts are making headway, and UPF clothing is beginning to receive the recognition it deserves. This morning sun protective clothing was featured on Good Morning America, where Mara Schiavocampo investigated claims companies are making about UPF clothing and its effectiveness in protecting skin from damaging UV rays. The results? UPF clothing DOES work. (Here’s the video in case you missed it: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/sun-resistant-clothing-work-24188562) We’d like to elaborate further on UPF clothing, …

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SPF: What You Should Know

SPF: What You Should Know

With summer nearly upon us and skin cancer on the rise, people are becoming more aware of the need for proper sun protection. In addition to sun protective clothing, one of the ways people can choose to protect themselves is through the use of SPF sunscreen.  The term SPF has been around for over 35 years, but many of us are unsure what it really means… So, What is SPF? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, …

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UV Skinz Style; Men’s Boardwalk Stroll

UV Skinz Style; Men’s Boardwalk Stroll

Slipping on our Mens Beach Hoodie is the perfect way to show your sun protection savvy. The UV protection (UPF 50+) is built in and the breathable stretch knit is fast drying, soft, with full garment flat lock seams that won’t irritate the skin. So comfortable and soft it is the perfect addition to any casual outfit. These sun shirts are available in three colors (Black, Orange and Navy) and come in sizes Small thru 4XL. See how …

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UV Skinz Style; Men’s Caribbean Vacation

UV Skinz Style; Men’s Caribbean Vacation

More than just a t-shirt our Mens Short Sleeve Sun and Swim Shirt can be worn alone or with a layer. Perfect for those romantic strolls along the boardwalk with the woman of your dreams! The UV protection (UPF 50+) is built in and the breathable stretch knit is fast drying, soft, with full garment flat lock seams that won’t irritate the skin. These sun shirts are available in nine colors (Black, Black/Grey, Navy, Navy/Red, Orange, Regatta, …

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13 Places to Wear UV Skinz

The great thing about UV Skinz is that even though it is called a  “swim shirt”, it can be worn for many other activities. UV skinz swim shirts are ‘uniquely designed to keep you covered, comfortable, cool and fashionable. Since they fit more like a t-shirt they allow for a less restrictive and confining feel. UV skinz are so silky-smooth with amazing sun protection that you will never want to take it off! Whatever outdoor …

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Sunscreen is Not Always Enough

Sunscreen is Not Always Enough

It is very fortunate that sunscreen products are available for use as a second line of defense. However, sunscreens sometimes fail, usually attributable to user error, which can result in unintentional sunburn. By contrast, UV Skinz are: * Cost Effective — A garment costs about the same as one or two bottles of sunscreen, but lasts much longer • More Effective — Less prone to “missed spots” or “under application” • Dependable — The UV …

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Winter Season Sun Protection

Winter Season Sun Protection

It’s common to assume that warm sunny summer days are the only times that you should be worried about sunburns and sun damage. This is just a myth. During the winter months the UV rays are still just as strong and in snowy climates sunburns can be particularly powerful and harsh. That’s because when UV rays hit snow, around 90 percent of them bounce right back, putting any exposed skin at risk. Sunburn isn’t your …

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