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Always Remembered: Darren Lee Farwell

Always Remembered: Darren Lee Farwell

Darren Lee Farwell  June 25, 1969 — September 14, 2001 Always Remembered   Thirteen years ago, UV Skinz creator and CEO Rhonda Sparks, lost her husband Darren Lee Farwell, to melanoma. Darren was an avid outdoors-man, who loved to surf and snowboard, and was a loving father to his three young sons, Ethan, Seth, and Caleb. He was taken by the melanoma beast after a difficult 5 year battle with the cancer, at the too-young …

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Melanoma Monday: What You Should Know About This Deadly Cancer (Plus an Exclusive Offer!)

Melanoma Monday: What You Should Know About This Deadly Cancer (Plus an Exclusive Offer!)

For those of you who may not be aware, The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has designated the first Monday of May as Melanoma Monday, a day dedicated to raising awareness of melanoma and other types of skin cancer, as well as a day to encourage early detection through self-exams. Along with the AAD, UV Skinz wants to increase awareness regarding the importance of sun safety and teach people everywhere what the signs and symptoms …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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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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UV Skinz Style; Women’s Water Jacket

UV Skinz Style; Women’s Water Jacket

Sun damage can occur at all hours of the day, every day of the year. UV rays (UVA and UVB) are the culprits that cause premature aging, freckles, skin cancer and Melanoma. During the peak hours of the day (10 am- 4 pm) UV ray intensity is at its highest. It’s while we are going about our day-to-day activities (carpooling, grocery shopping, running errands, etc.) that we expose ourselves to these harmful UV rays. Our …

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Parasols For Protection in NY

Parasols For Protection in NY

One Friday and Saturday in June, colorful umbrellas were used to make a bold statement about sun protection and to promote skin cancer awareness in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. Skin Care company,  La Roche-Posay passed out sunscreen samples of their Anthelios sunscreen and provided free skin cancer screenings along with a guest appearance by Yankees very own Brett Gardner. What a statement!  Their event is apart of a larger campaign that they are calling SOS (Save Our Skin) …

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Wordless Wednesday…Babies!

Wordless Wednesday…Babies!
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Don’t Fry Day

Today is “Don’t Fry Day!” The Friday before Memorial Day is coined “Don’t Fry Day” in hopes that people will take the extra precautions to practice safe sun protection habits. It’s the weekend when many of us will be hitting the beaches, having picnics at the park and just enjoying the outdoors and long holiday weekend. Keep you and your family safe and let the world know you are by taking the ”Don’t Fry Day” Pledge! …

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Wordless Wednesday…Take UV Skinz for a Stroll

Wordless Wednesday…Take UV Skinz for a Stroll
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Wordless Wednesday…China Beach Goers Wear Facekini’s!

Wordless Wednesday…China Beach Goers Wear Facekini’s!
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