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UPF – SPF – UV? Know the difference. Stay Protected.

UPF – SPF – UV? Know the difference. Stay Protected.

When you hear stats like “95% of skin cancers can be prevented” and that “one major sun burn as a child can put a person at risk for skin cancer”, it becomes even more important that we have a solid understanding of what we’re working with when it comes to prevention. UPF and SPF seem to get tossed around and are often used interchangeably but the way they work is very different. Understanding those differences will help …

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My Story | Baby Holland

My Story | Baby Holland

  We first met Holland when her mother sent in a photo of her baby sporting UV Skinz, and we immediately fell in love with her sparkly eyes and her sweet smile. It was a couple of emails later that we learned just how special this bundle of energy is and how important staying sun safe will be to this little girl throughout her life. Holland’s mom, Catherine, shares her daughter’s story here to help further understanding of Holland’s challenges…and …

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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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Tips for Staying Sun Safe this Summer

Tips for Staying Sun Safe this Summer

Summer is right around the corner, and the UV Skinz crew is ready! But are you? While sun safety practices are important to practice year-round, they are especially important during summer months when the sun is hot, uv radiation is powerful, and you and your family are likely spending a lot more time outdoors. Continue reading below for our top tips for having fun and staying sun safe this summer!   1.) Seek the Shade …

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Children of Melanoma Survivors: Are they being adequately protected?

Children of Melanoma Survivors: Are they being adequately protected?

Recently, a study from UCLA came out claiming children of melanoma survivors are not receiving the best possible protection from ultraviolet radiation, despite an increased risk of developing melanoma themselves. How can this be? Often those afflicted with a melanoma diagnosis will change their lifestyle habits dramatically. Many will implement a new “sun safe” way of living, and in some cases will begin a life of advocacy, which generally speaking is reflected in the lives …

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

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Why Sun Protection is Important Year-Round

Why Sun Protection is Important Year-Round

With only weeks left of summer, and fall quickly approaching, many of you may be thinking it’s time to stow away your sun protective clothing and stash your sunscreen in a dusty corner of your bathroom closet…don’t you do it! Sun protection is crucial year-round, NOT just during the summer months. Let me tell you why. Unless you reside in one of the polar circles, the sun is above you 365 days a year.  UV …

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