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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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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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Melanoma Monday: Prevention is KEY

Melanoma Monday: Prevention is KEY

Today is Melanoma Monday: a day dedicated to raising awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, as well as a day to educate others about the importance of proper sun protection and early detection through skin checks. While we are a company committed to raising skin cancer awareness year-round, we are grateful for this additional exposure and the opportunity to do our part to help raise awareness!  In honor of this important day, …

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Letter From Rhonda: FREE Baby Sun Shirt Included with Every Order Placed in May!

Letter From Rhonda: FREE Baby Sun Shirt Included with Every Order Placed in May!

Its officially that time! During the entire month of May, UV Skinz will include a My First Skinz “What’s a Sunburn?” UPF 50+ Baby Sun Shirt (size 12/24mo) FREE with EVERY order placed. Greetings everyone! It’s that time of year again when the media and powers that be have determined that it’s a good time to bring extra awareness to skin cancer, and melanoma in particular. Although I am passionate about spreading awareness about sun …

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Tips for Staying Sun Safe this Summer

Tips for Staying Sun Safe this Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and the UV Skinz crew is ready! But are you? While sun safety practices are important to practice year-round, they are especially important during summer months when the sun is hot, uv radiation is powerful, and you and your family are likely spending a lot more time outdoors. Continue reading below for our top tips for having fun and staying sun safe this summer!   1.) Seek the Shade …

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Children of Melanoma Survivors: Are they being adequately protected?

Children of Melanoma Survivors: Are they being adequately protected?

Recently, a study from UCLA came out claiming children of melanoma survivors are not receiving the best possible protection from ultraviolet radiation, despite an increased risk of developing melanoma themselves. How can this be? Often those afflicted with a melanoma diagnosis will change their lifestyle habits dramatically. Many will implement a new “sun safe” way of living, and in some cases will begin a life of advocacy, which generally speaking is reflected in the lives …

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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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