10 articles Tag UVA rays

Melanoma Oncologist’s Support UV Skinz on Arizona Midday

Melanoma Oncologist’s Support UV Skinz on Arizona Midday

In Arizona, Melanoma rates are 70% higher than the national average. With 1,460 residents being diagnosed in 2009. High temperatures and fierce UV radiation are two reasons why Arizonians should take extra precaution to protect themselves from developing skin cancer and Melanoma. Recently, we were able to be featured on an Arizona Midday , a local TV station, along with a two experts in the Melanoma medical community. Dr. Michael Graham (pictured on the top right), Pediatric …

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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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“Get Kids Covered” Around the World!

“Get Kids Covered” Around the World!

Six years ago our very own Momprenuer, Rhonda Sparks, began UV Skinz with a mission to “get kids covered”!  Now six years later with the hard work of our dedicated UV Skinz employees, the loyalty of our customers and quality of our uv protective swim shirts have made it possible for UV Skinz to reach people all over the world! Our exclusively online shoppers paradise has been able to grow and expand into Nordstrom, Bass Pro …

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Top 5 Reasons UV-Protective Clothing Rocks!

Top 5 Reasons UV-Protective Clothing Rocks!

The light-weight fabric of a uv-protective shirt wicks moisture from your skin and dries quickly to keep you cool, even during peak sunshine hours of the day. You will save money on sunscreen and limit the amount of chemicals being absorbed into your skin from the use of sunscreen because you don’t need to wear sunscreen UNDER your uv-protective swim shirt or clothing. Just focus on the exposed extremities like your hands, feet, neck, and …

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Laughter Heals!

Laughter Heals!

It can be difficult at times to keep our moral up when we are faced with hard times, but laughter is really the best medicine. There is definitely power in humor, smiling and laughing. Even a forced laugh can produce enough endorphins to make you a little more cheerful.  At UV Skinz our mission is for anyone who tries UV Skinz swim shirts will be able to get outdoors and enjoy life. Laugh and play while staying …

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A Fabulously Fun Twitter Party!

We have gotten the Twitter Party itch! This Wednesday evening, Twitter will be the place to be if you want to win some great prizes and join the discussion in honor of UV Safety Month. There is so much we can learn from each other so come to the party with any questions, opinions or suggestions on all things UV! You’re Invited!! We invite you to join us for an awesome UV Skinz and Eyes Cream …

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May 28th is “No Fry Day”!

May 28th is “No Fry Day”!

To help reduce the rising rates of skin cancer, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has designated the Friday before Memorial Day as Don’t Fry Day. The Council’s goal is to encourage sun safety awareness by reminding everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors on Don’t Fry Day and every day. As a federal advisory member of the Council, EPA will raise awareness about Don’t Fry Day and the importance of sun …

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I Wear Your Shirt

I Wear Your Shirt

May 22nd was UV Skinz I Wear Your Shirt Day! Even though it did come and go quickly Evan and Jason from iwearyourshirt.com took lots of pictures and even some YouTube videos of our UV Skinz in action. You can see the YouTube videos on our Facebook Fan Page!! Evan and Jason caught the true essence of UV Skinz. You can still enjoy life and the sun, but with UV Skinz swim shirts you can do …

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Never Unsure with UV Skinz

Never Unsure with UV Skinz

One thing that will always stay true and constant about UV Skinz swim shirts is that our products block 98% of both UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are the rays that cause sunburns, contribute the most to the development of skin cancer and are stronger during peak hours of the day, but UVA rays can penetrate glass and remain the same strength all year long.  Both contribute to premature wrinkling, freckling, and hyper-pigmentation. Slipping on a UV Skinz …

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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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