8 articles Tag Ultraviolet

14 Ways to Love Your Skin!

14 Ways to Love Your Skin!

 Moisturize Wear sunscreen daily Seek the shade and protect delicate eyes, face, neck and ears with a wide-brimmed hat Avoid tanning Exfoliate Exercise Stay hydrated Eat healthy Drink less alcohol Cut-down on refined sugar Affirmations; Pale is in! Pale is beautiful! I am perfect the way I am! Cover-up with UV-protective clothing Conduct a self skin check monthly Be aware of any new or changing moles and see a dermatologist if you notice anything abnormal

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Cover-up Your Lil’ Sweetheart With UV Skinz!

Cover-up Your Lil’ Sweetheart With UV Skinz!

From now until 2/22/13 use coupon code, UVLUV15,  to save 15% off our entire website.  While you’re there take a look at our new arrivals! We are happy to offer you the same great quality UV-protective wear for the whole family–with new colors and styles. Our new Beach Hoodie is just perfect for going from the sand to the water with its light-weight, quick-drying pique knit and breathable UPF 50+ fabric. Pair it with a UV-protective swim …

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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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Feature Athlete: David Henry

Feature Athlete: David Henry

David Henry is an avid golfer and uses his talent to support Melanoma awareness. He will never deny that he does it for his mother, who courageously battles the disease. You can read more about them on their MY Story. Here are David’s thoughts on why he chooses UV Skinz UV protective clothing. 1. What caused you to become interested in UV protective clothing? I became interested in UV clothing after my mom was diagnosed …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

American Academy of Pediatrics Support the Ban on Tanning

In a policy statement released on ultraviolet radiation, published in the March issue of Pediatrics the American Academy of Pediatrics are rallying for all pediatricians to “support and advocate for legislation to ban access to tanning salons for children younger than 18 years.”   They are supported by the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association. Why is tanning for minors so bad?   There is a 74% higher risk of melanoma for people who …

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UV Danger At the Nail Salon

UV Danger At the Nail Salon

Most of us take extra precaution to lather up with sunscreen before we head outdoors. We make sure to not forget our hat and sunglasses on a sunny day, but who thinks about the uv dangers we could face while at the nail salon? There have been reports of people developing skin cancer on their hands from repeated use of the uv light nail lamps used to dry the polish. Per square meter of space the uv nail lamps gives …

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A Holistic Approach to Sun Protection

Did you know that sunscreen only eliminates 55% of free-radical damage induced by UV rays? That still leaves 45% of potential free-radical damage to our skin. Sunscreen shouldn’t be your only source of sun protection. To get the most out of your sunscreen and prevent skin damage there must be a holistic approach to sun protection. Eating the right foods, stress management along with sufficient SPF is key. This post will go over what we …

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Sun-Safety is our Policy

Sun-Safety is our Policy

Recently, I read an article that was making claims that sun avoidance and the excessive use of sunscreen actually increases the risk of melanoma because we are limiting ourselves the healthy amount of Vitamin D that our body needs to fight off free-radicals naturally. That those are the two main reasons why there has been a rise in the number of cases of melanoma. So, if sun avoidance and excess use of sunscreen is actually causing …

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