17 articles Tag uv swim shirts

Photo Story Friday…MaryAnn’s Story

Photo Story Friday…MaryAnn’s Story

Hosted by Cecily and Life With Kaishon  MaryAnn’s Story… When did you start using tanning beds? and for what reasons?  The first time I was in a tanning bed was when I was 13. I used to go to my mom’s salon and get into one fully clothed and put a towel on my face and fall asleep. After, we put the tanning bed into our house. When we did that, I was using it …

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Spring Break Sun Safety

Spring Break is upon us! Most families take advantage of this time to travel to warmer vacation spots and after spending long winter months bundled up it’s easy to put sun protection to the back burner.  Even during the winter months and throughout the year practicing good sun protection habits is a must. It’s easy to be safe in the sun while you are wearing UV Skinz swim shirts. They are one application with all day protection! …

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“New” UV Skinz Designs!

“New” UV Skinz Designs!

The son of one of our loyal customers loved his UV Skinz swim shirt so much that he designed a few of his own! Here is what his Mom had to say; “ Jacob sure loves his Skinz!  And he got so excited, thinking about a new shirt this year, that he inspired himself to create some new shirt designs for you to see.  Naturally, he would thrilled beyond belief if you saw one you thought …

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Genes That Cause Melanoma Discovered!

Scientist from the “Queensland Institute of Medical Research have found two new genes that together double a persons risk of melanoma.” A study team studied the genes of 6,000 people and found that “specific changes in two genes were found to make people more susceptible to developing moles. The researchers went on to show, in another 4,000 people, the same two genes increased the risk of developing melanoma – the most deadly form of skin …

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Are Commercial Sunscreens Safe?

I was checking my google alerts today and I found a shocking and eye-opening article on the safety and effectiveness on many of the commonly used sunscreens on the store shelves. According to a study done on 1,600 sunscreen products by the Environmental Working Group, 60% of sunscreens are unsafe or ineffective. Here is more from the article (Source: Arizona Republic Online): None of Coppertone’s 43 sunscreen products meet the group’s criteria for safety and …

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MIF Kids Bookmark Contest

MIF Kids Bookmark Contest

The Melanoma International Foundation is sponsoring a bookmark contest to promote their sun safe practices!! The MIF has a mission to “ease the burden and bring hope to the journey of melanoma through patient support, early detection education and advocacy.” Be sure to incorporate these sun safety tips in your bookmarks! Wear uv protective clothing and a broad rimmed hat Apply sunscreen in addition to clothing Avoid sun exposure between 10 am & 4 pm …

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“Swim for Safety” Event

UV Skinz is so proud to be involved in the “Swim for Safety” Fundraising Event to Benefit the Sebastian Ferrero Foundation happening this Saturday, June 6th! If you live in Florida then you should check it out! UV Skinz will have a booth and lots of  product giveaways!! The “Swim for Safety” team will be teaching FREE swimming lessons to babies and children from 6 months-12 years old. The swimming lessons are given to the …

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