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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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UV Skinz Style; Day At The Boardwalk Featuring UV Skinz Boy V-Neck Sun And Swim Shirt

UV Skinz Style; Day At The Boardwalk Featuring UV Skinz Boy V-Neck Sun And Swim Shirt

More than just a t-shirt our Boy’s V-Neck Sun and Swim Shirt can be worn alone or with a layer. Perfect for those sunny family day trips! 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. Sun protection awareness and sun safe habits should start early and we make it easy for children to take control of …

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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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For the Ladies; Casual Vacation Lunch Date

For the Ladies; Casual Vacation Lunch Date

Today’s feature highlights the versatility of our Women’s Short Cover-up. Worn layered or by itself you won’t be disappointed in the silky smooth comfortableness of this sun protective garment. With UV protection (UPF 50+) built in and the material is fast drying and won’t irritate skin. Each UV protective cover-up comes with decorative cinch strings on each side to allow the perfect fit for all shapes and sizes. And in case you do happen to …

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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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MY Story Stephanie

MY Story Stephanie

Today I share with you a story from a fighter and a survivor. Stephanie agreed to share her story with us so that others may know that despite a melanoma diagnosis a persons life doesn’t have to stop. Please read, share and leave a comment! “mankind is resilient: the atrocities that horrified us a week ago become acceptable tomorrow.” ― Joseph Heller Here is Stephanie’s story… What type or stage of cancer did you have? I had …

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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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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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