My Story | Paula & Keegan

My Story | Paula & Keegan

This month’s My Story features an incredible mother, Paula, who lost her child much too early to melanoma. Keegan was just 24 years old when she earned her angel wings, and her mother has been dedicated to raising awareness ever since. Here is Paula & Keegan’s Story How did your daughter discover she had Melanoma? Keegan Alyse Knappert was first diagnosed at 21 and died after two and a half year battle at 24. Keegan was …

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The Koi Collection & New Arrivals for Spring Are HERE!

The Koi Collection & New Arrivals for Spring Are HERE!

Our new arrivals are here, and they may possibly be our cutest styles yet! From new colors added to classic favorites, to BRAND NEW pieces and prints (hello Koi Collection!), we couldn’t be more excited to share our new styles with you. Before we dig right into the products, I want to give you a little background on the inspiration behind our new collection… Why Koi? –From UV Skinz Founder and CEO Rhonda Sparks “Our …

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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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More Than Skin Deep in D.C.

More Than Skin Deep in D.C.

As a discipline which covers the “largest organ of the body”, dermatology is so much more than just aesthetics. Dermatologists diagnose and treat over 3,000 different conditions related to the skin, including eczema, acne, psoriasis, and skin cancer. Like dermatologists, UV Skinz’ cares about sun safety, and it is our mission to ensure families stay protected from the sun’s rays while enjoying the outdoors. Once a year the UV Skinz team gets to travel to …

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My Story | Brenda & Jason Farley

My Story | Brenda & Jason Farley

  One of the greatest traumas imaginable in life is when a parent loses a child. Regardless of age, this is an incredibly difficult reality to accept that can seem to go against the order of nature, only making it more confusing and painful. One of the reasons we share real people’s experiences with melanoma, is to spread awareness of it’s preventable nature as it relates to UV exposure. Jay was a lively, and loving young …

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A Family Getaway to Año Nuevo

A Family Getaway to Año Nuevo

Living in the Central Sierras of California has plenty of benefits. One is being able to experience all of the seasons. Unlike many of my friends who live in the bay area or near the beach, winter here is a time when the mountains are covered with snow and most weekends are spent either building snowmen, sledding, skiing or snowboarding. There are days that I feel like I am transported to Switzerland or Canada playing in a winter …

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Outdoor Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day ♡

Outdoor Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day ♡

Who says Valentine’s Day has to mean expensive roses, chocolates and fancy dinners…it doesn’t! We love ‘love’ and we love the outdoors, and we’ve decided to combine the two and share our all-time favorite outdoor date ideas. These suggestions (and personal recommendations from the UV Skinz team!) are great if you’re on a budget, if you appreciate quality time, or if you’d like to get in touch with nature (hey…or all of the above!). Take …

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