4 articles Tag UVA

SPF: What You Should Know

SPF: What You Should Know

With summer nearly upon us and skin cancer on the rise, people are becoming more aware of the need for proper sun protection. In addition to sun protective clothing, one of the ways people can choose to protect themselves is through the use of SPF sunscreen.  The term SPF has been around for over 35 years, but many of us are unsure what it really means… So, What is SPF? SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, …

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UV Skinz Style; Beach Hoodie

UV Skinz Style; Beach Hoodie

Today’s feature is from our new 2013 arrivals. The Beach Hoodie is a versatile cover-up that not only provides UV protection, but can also be worn alone as a tunic dress or layered over pants. The hood can be worn to cover your head or bunched to provide extra protection on the back of your neck. The super-soft material will never chafe your skin and is flattering to every body type. See how we styled …

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How to Protect Your Skin on High Altitude Ski Slopes

How to Protect Your Skin on High Altitude Ski Slopes

  Here are some tips from an Olympic Skier, Julia Mancuso, gives her sun protection tips for the slopes! “Put sunscreen on 15 minutes before going outdoors because it takes time for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and start protecting you.” “When selecting a sunscreen, choose a product that has an SPF 30 or greater with broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection to prevent skin cancer and wrinkles.” “Make sunscreen a part of your ski …

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Home Tanning Danger on the Rise

Home Tanning Danger on the Rise

In Victoria, Australia anyone 18-years-old and under are banned from tanning salons. Owners must display health warnings or face fines up to $1 million. Since the law in Victoria came into effect in 2008, the “number of outlets offering the service has plummeted by 67% from 436 to 143 salons.” Now the New South Wales government is announcing plans for a total ban on tanning salons by the end of 2014. With businesses closing and …

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