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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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November Skin Self Check

November Skin Self Check

November is National Healthy Skin Month, sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology, which has as its mission the achievement of the highest quality dermatologic care for all Americans. 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 …

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UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

UV Skinz Exhibits at the Annual American Academy of Pediatrics Conference

  UV Skinz Team members put the finishing touches on our booth (#215) this past Friday in preparation for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition. The conference is being held in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center from October 26 – 28, 2013. Annually, AAP member and non-member physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and allied health members come together for practical updates and reviews of pediatric practice, research and …

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AIM at Melanoma Walk

AIM at Melanoma is an organization that we have partnered with on many occasions to help further their mission of increasing “support for melanoma research; to promote prevention and education among the general public and medical professionals; and to provide comprehensive and easily accessible melanoma resources for patients, survivors, and caregivers.” Through fundraising, 5k run/walks and other educational events AIM at Melanoma reaches thousands of people across the U.S and many more world wide. In …

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New York Mayor Enforces Battle on Tanning Salons

New York Mayor Enforces Battle on Tanning Salons

New York Mayor Bloomberg is on a crusade against tanning salons. His goal is to monitor tanning salons and warn customers of the dangers of skin cancer from over exposure to UV radiation. Ultra-violet radiation is a know human carcinogen and just one indoor tanning session increases users’ chances of developing melanoma by 20 percent. Bloomberg is nearing the end of is 12 tenure and has always been an aggressive enforcer of public health. — Require …

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Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast Cancer Awareness and Skin Cancer Connection #1

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed (non-skin) cancer among women in the United States.  About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are: About 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. About 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive …

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Richard David Kann Foundation

Richard David Kann Foundation

We have had the privilege to donate our sun protection products to a few events hosted by The Richard David Kann Foundation. Their focus on the education of children about healthy sun habits is something we have in common. After speaking with the Executive Director, Lisa Richman, it is easy to feel the immense passion she has for advocating for melanoma awareness and education. The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation was started in 1995 after …

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October Skin Cancer Self-Check

The American Academy of Dermatology wants everyone, no matter of  your age or race, to make it a habit of giving yourself yearly self-examinations to safe-guard yourself against skin cancer. Melanoma makes up only 3% of all skin cancers, but is the deadliest. It’s only by early detection and  practicing safe sun protection habits that you can protect yourself and family! Remember!: The sun’s ultraviolet rays are strongest during the midday hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.); …

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Facekini Trend in China Provides Unusual Sun Protection

Facekini Trend in China Provides Unusual Sun Protection

On the beaches of Northeast China some beach goers go to extreme efforts to avoid tanning and keep their porcelain skin in tact.  So to keep their skin as light as possible some women wear more than a hat and sunglasses.  This year old beach wear trend that protects the face and neck from sunburn is called a Facekini.  It’s made of nylon fabric with holes cut out for the eyes and mouth, comes in …

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