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Vitamin D: From the sun or food?

“The American Academy of Dermatology recently issued an updated position statement on vitamin D after an updated review of the increasing body of scientific literature on this vitamin and its importance for optimal health.” This is such a tricky subject because while we want to make sure we and our children are receiving the healthy amount of vitamins and nutrients, we also don’t want to expose them to UV rays unprotected just to get the …

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VOTE for Your Favorite Design!*Updated*

VOTE for Your Favorite Design!*Updated*

UV Skinz is in the process of choosing the new 2010 prints and designs for our swim shirts and shorts. The designs we have to vote on right now are for little girl’s, but don’t worry the boys designs will be ready to vote on soon! We need your help! Take a look at the designs and VOTE on which is your favorite… or Now here is your chance to voice your opinion! Thank you …

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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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Photo Story Friday…A Letter to Darren

Photo Story Friday…A Letter to Darren

As you may know, Rhonda, the Founder and President of UV Skinz began her mission to get kids covered after her husband was taken by the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. He would have been 40 years old yesterday and she wrote him an amazing and touching letter. I am so honored to post this letter because Rhonda and I have always talked about her writing a post for the blog. She has poured …

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Gift Ideas…

Now that Thanksgiving is over (but I’m sure the leftovers are not!) I’m feeling the pressure of holiday shopping. Our shopping budget this year will be tight so I will be looking for that one perfect gift for everyone.  I found these tips that will aid me in narrowing my gift choices down. Of course I want to buy my loved ones something that they will enjoy and something that will be useful year round. What …

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