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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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January Skin Cancer Self Check

While our New Year’s resolutions are still fresh on our minds there is still time to add skin self checks to the list. Skin self checks can be done in the privacy of your own and are the first line of defense for skin cancer detection. Skin cancer and melanoma are more easily treated if found early, before the disease has time to spread from the skin to organs and other body parts. Below is …

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5 Questions You Were Embarrassed To Ask About Skin Cancer

1. What is skin cancer? The scientific definition of skin cancer is a a malignant neoplasm of the skin which means uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells. This abnormal growth becomes a problem when the unpaired DNA damage to skin cells trigger genetic defects or mutations that eventually lead to the skin cells forming malignant tumors. DNA damage to skin cells can occur from over exposure to UVA and UVB rays received from sunbathing, unprotected sun …

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UV Skinz Holiday Travel Must-Haves!

UV Skinz Holiday Travel Must-Haves!

Whether you are planning a tropical holiday vacation or you already live in a place where the sun is still shining, UV Skinz has you covered (literally!) when it comes to sun protection. All of our UV protective clothes, hats and cover-ups pack and travel well. Most people don’t think about packing for sun protection while vacationing during the winter months, but it is important to remember because those UV rays never go away and the …

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Actor and Ex-Soccer Player, Vinnie Jones, is Battling Skin Cancer

 ”Cancer is a horrible word to hear. It frightens the life out of you.” ~Vinnie Jones Vinnie Jones is a former European soccer star who spent many days exposed to the sun while performing his sport. The 48-year-old  began his soccer career in 1984 and once played Wimbledon as a mid fielder. He became an international soccer player in 1994 and continued to solely play soccer through 1999. After that he became an actor, writer …

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December Self Skin Check

Professionals are our second line of defense when it comes to being aware of any changes in moles, freckles or new appearances of concerning skin conditions. It is up to us to conduct monthly skin self checks and document changes to share with our Dermatologist. Melanoma and other skin cancers are treatable if detected early. Below is more information on what to look for and where to find a Dermatologist. The first melanoma symptoms often …

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Does What Language you Speak Increase your Risk for Skin Cancer?

Does What Language you Speak Increase your Risk for Skin Cancer?

A study conducted by Elliot Coups and colleagues at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey  was published in the journal JAMA Dermatology this past fall. It discussed their findings about the differences in sun protection habits in English and Spanish speaking Hispanic Americans. The team questioned 788 Hispanic residents of Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas. They found that English speaking Hispanics are more likely to be involved in risky sun behavior such as …

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7 Reasons UV Skinz is More Than Just a Shirt

7 Reasons UV Skinz is More Than Just a Shirt

UV Skinz Sun Shirts are more than just a shirt. Some people wonder what is so special about them? Sure, you already own shirts and you could swim in those shirts. Normal t-shirts do cover one of the bases by ‘covering you up’, but a t-shirt provides very little protection from UVA and UVB rays that cause sun damage, sunburn and eventually skin cancers. UV Skinz sun shirts are more than just “swim suits” that …

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UV Skinz Style; A Hiking Adventure!

UV Skinz Style; A Hiking Adventure!

Today’s feature highlights the practical sun protection that can be found in our kids sun and swim shirts. Our Boys Long Sleeve Sun and Swim Shirt  gives your little adventurer perfect sun protection with just one application. Slipping into this shirt is easy and so comfortable he will not want to take it off! (Makes for cozy pajamas too ) The UV protection (UPF 50+) is built in and the material is fast drying, soft, and won’t …

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