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It’s a Summer Celebration!

It’s a Summer Celebration!

Celebrate the Good Times! The long hot days of summer are upon us, kids are out of school, schedules are a bit looser, and our thoughts are centered around the celebrations and gatherings with family and friends that make us appreciate all that we have. Whether you’re heading to an exotic beach in a faraway land, looking forward to a stay-cation complete with sprinklers and a kiddie pool in the back yard, or hosting the annual block party, our new …

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UPF – SPF – UV? Know the difference. Stay Protected.

UPF – SPF – UV? Know the difference. Stay Protected.

When you hear stats like “95% of skin cancers can be prevented” and that “one major sun burn as a child can put a person at risk for skin cancer”, it becomes even more important that we have a solid understanding of what we’re working with when it comes to prevention. UPF and SPF seem to get tossed around and are often used interchangeably but the way they work is very different. Understanding those differences will help …

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Staying Sun-Safe at School

Staying Sun-Safe at School

Back to School already?? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Summer is ending, backpacks are stocked with the tools needed for a successful year, and kids are flocking back to school. It’s important to have a Game Plan to keep kids sun-safe once they’re spending up to 8 hours a day at school with lots of time on hot playgrounds, outdoors in PE class, and standing in line outside of classrooms. Number 1 on our Sun Safety Plan is to develop …

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My Story | Baby Holland

My Story | Baby Holland

  We first met Holland when her mother sent in a photo of her baby sporting UV Skinz, and we immediately fell in love with her sparkly eyes and her sweet smile. It was a couple of emails later that we learned just how special this bundle of energy is and how important staying sun safe will be to this little girl throughout her life. Holland’s mom, Catherine, shares her daughter’s story here to help further understanding of Holland’s challenges…and …

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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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