243 articles Tag melanoma

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 …

Continue reading →

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 …

Continue reading →

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 …

Continue reading →

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 …

Continue reading →

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 …

Continue reading →

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 …

Continue reading →

Gratitude Giveaway–We Are Thankful for You!

Gratitude Giveaway–We Are Thankful for You!

Gratitude Giveaway Gratitude turns what we have into enough and more! Being grateful everyday for the people in our lives that help us along this crazy journey is something we owe to them and ourselves. Who you are grateful for? We are giving you a chance to tell someone in your life how grateful you are for them and put them in the running to win a $200 UV Skinz shopping spree!  Is there a …

Continue reading →

UV Skinz Style: Men’s Beach Hoodie for a Rock Climbing Adventure

Today’s feature highlights the versatility in our Men’s Sun Shirts and Hoodies. UV Skinz’ Men’s Beach Hoodie gives you all day sun protection with just one application! Contrary to its name our Men’s Beach Hoodie can be worn to more places than just the sea side. For the man that is active, adventurous, and smart our hoodie has the UV protection (UPF 50+) built in and the material is fast drying, soft, and won’t irritate skin. …

Continue reading →

New Study Shows Sunscreen Does Prevent Skin Damage

New Study Shows Sunscreen Does Prevent Skin Damage

We have most likely heard by now that skin cancer and melanoma are preventable if caught early. They are more likely to be prevented if you were the proper sunscreen daily and take other sun protection measures. Cancer.org reports the American Cancer Society’s estimates for melanoma in the United States for 2013: About 76,690 new melanomas will be diagnosed (about 45,060 in men and 31,630 in women). About 9,480 people are expected to die of …

Continue reading →

Denver Family Fights for the Life of Nick Auden

Denver Family Fights for the Life of Nick Auden

Nick Auden has been diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Stage 4 melanoma means that any or all of these symptoms could be true. The melanoma has spread beyond the original area of skin and nearby lymph nodes to other organs such as the lung, liver, or brain, or to distant areas of the skin, subcutaneous tissue, or distant lymph nodes. Neither spread to nearby lymph nodes nor thickness is …

Continue reading →