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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday
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UV Skinz Twitter Fan of the Week Hat Giveaway!

UV Skinz Twitter Fan of the Week Hat Giveaway!

Beginning Monday November 26 we will be randomly picking a Twitter Fan of the Week! All you have to do is follow us @uvskinz!  We want to say Thank You for being a fan of UV Skinz and supporting us as we continue on our journey to raise awareness about safe sun protection and providing people around the world a way to enjoy the sun worry free! Each weekly winner will WIN a UV Skinz brand …

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UV Protective Swim Shirts Help Belize Twins Live a Normal Life

UV Protective Swim Shirts Help Belize Twins Live a Normal Life

Over the Summer UV Skinz was contacted by an employee of ProWorld Belize, an organization that gives people the opportunity to travel abroad and volunteer in under privileged communities. Most villages have limited education and inadequate health services. During a routine mobile clinic visit, in the village of Bullet Tree, two young girls were seen by a Dermatologist for a genetic trait disorder. This non life-threatening disorder, actinic dermatitis, is caused by exposure to sunlight (photosensitivity). The UV …

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Guest post: The Importance of Sun Protection for Men and Boys

Guest post: The Importance of Sun Protection for Men and Boys

Today’s post is written by Wendy from ABCs and Garden Peas. She recently reviewed UV Skinz and definitely knows the benefit of teaching healthy sun protection habits. She also blogs on topics such as real food, attachment parenting, breastfeeding, natural/organic brands, gardening, and local treasures! Read on to find out the importance of sun protection for men and boys… My son and his daddy might as well be attached at the hip. Everywhere Daddy goes, my little man …

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September Skin Cancer Self-Check

The American Academy of Dermatology wants everyone, no matter of  your age or race, to make it a habit of giving yourself yearly self-examinations to safe-guard yourself against skin cancer. Melanoma makes up only 3% of all skin cancers, but is the deadliest. It’s only by early detection and  practicing safe sun protection habits that you can protect yourself and family! Remember!: The sun’s ultraviolet rays are strongest during the midday hours (10 a.m.-4 p.m.); …

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Back-to-School Sun Protection List

Back-to-School Sun Protection List

Can you believe the Summer is coming to an end? Even though the beginning of school is drawing near that doesn’t mean you are free to forget about sun protection. Good sun safe habits should continue year round because the sun definitely doesn’t disappear in the Fall, Winter or Spring! It’s important for children to develop year-round sun protection habits to lower their risk of developing skin cancer later in life. Just one blistering sunburn as a child can …

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Guest Post by Gina Osher, The Twin Coach.

Guest Post by Gina Osher, The Twin Coach.

I grew up in New York, a city girl through and through. I didn’t spend my day by the beach as much as I did hanging out on a friend’s front stoop, or at the neighborhood pizza parlor. Nevertheless, our summer tans were just as important to the girls in Brooklyn as they were to California surfer girls. My girlfriends and I hung out on “tar beach”, slathered in baby oil, holding tinfoil-covered reflectors to …

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MY Story; Michelle Bain

MY Story; Michelle Bain

This week I spoke to Michelle, a 2 year Stage 2a Melanoma survivor and founder of the Spread the Lotion Facebook page. She is a spunky, care-free, and positive spirit! From speaking to her I could tell right away that she wasn’t they type of person that would go down without a fight. I’m happy to share her story and I hope you can take something away from it. Here is Michelle’s story… Growing up …

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5 Fourth of July Sun Safety Tips (with pictures)

5 Fourth of July Sun Safety Tips (with pictures)

The Fourth of July is here! Time to get together with friends and family to celebrate our independence with fun, food and the outdoors! We are FREE to show off our patriotism by decorating cupcakes, our homes, and ourselves with red, white and blue flair. We are also FREE to choose how we protect ourselves from sun damage and possible sunburn as we spend many hours having fun in the sun.  Below are some easy tips (in …

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Truck Driver Shows Visual Proof of Sun Damage

Truck Driver Shows Visual Proof of Sun Damage

Recently, there was an article and photo released that showed visual proof that the sun makes you age prematurely. The case was discovered and studied by Jennifer R.S. Fordon and Joaquin C. Brieva, Dermatologists at Northwestern University and published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Below is an explanation of what they found and what could eventually happen to anyone from un-protected over-exposure to sunlight. A 69-year-old man presented with a 25-year history of …

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