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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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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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