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Implementing Sun Safety in Your Family | In Memory of Darren

Implementing Sun Safety in Your Family | In Memory of Darren

  Today is a solemn day for us in the UV Skinz office, as September 14th marks the anniversary of the passing of Darren Lee Farwell. Darren is the late husband to UV Skinz creator and CEO Rhonda Sparks, who 14 years ago unexpectedly passed away from melanoma {Read more about Rhonda and Darren’s story here}. Darren was an avid outdoors-man, who loved to surf and snowboard, and was a loving father to his three …

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Guest Blog Post – Fun in the Sun by the Numbers

Guest Blog Post – Fun in the Sun by the Numbers

  Fun in the sun is much more likely to happen if you and your family are properly protected from the sun’s harmful rays — and those rays can be sneakier than you think. Set the stage for proper sun protection by learning some important sun-related facts. 3 Million: Number of skin cancer cases that could be avoided every year One of the highest risk factors for sun cancer is exposure to both natural and …

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Hand the Hoodie | Raising Pediatric Melanoma Awareness

Hand the Hoodie | Raising Pediatric Melanoma Awareness

Recently a passionate melanoma awareness advocate by the name of Donna Piunt (read her My Story feature here) reached out to us for help on an awareness campaign she wanted to launch entitled “Hand the Hoodie.” Donna is passionate about raising awareness of pediatric melanoma, an epidemic whose rate has been increasing, and has chosen to do this by having the hand prints of pediatric melanoma warriors across the Nation placed on our UV Skinz Pullover …

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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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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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