- Wear sunscreen daily
- Seek the shade and protect delicate eyes, face, neck and ears with a wide-brimmed hat
- Avoid tanning
- 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
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 shirt and our Hot Pink Ruffled Bloomers for a great day out in the sun!
Scientists at the European Centre for the Environment and Human Health at the University of Exeter’s Tremough campus have been researching a way to grow skin specifically to tackle Malignant Melanoma. They first announced their intent to grow human skin back in November 2012, saying that it would take at least 6 months or more to get the full clearance on their ground breaking research. Cancer research is often of single cells, but scientists at the Centre believe the best route would be to examine clusters of cells in contact with each other the way they naturally lie in the body.
They hope the research could help to identify people at risk, diagnose more effectively and understand how cancer cells break away from each other to form other tumors in the body.
Malignant Melanoma is the most deadliest form of skin cancer. Anyone can get Melanoma. If found early melanoma is almost 100% curable. When allowed to grow, melanoma can quickly spread to other parts of the body.
The best ways to protect yourself from Melanoma and other skin cancers are to:
- Conduct a monthly self skin check; watch for changes in moles and see a Dermatologist immediately if you notice any signs of skin cancer.
- See a Dermatologist yearly, especially if you have pale skin, light-colored eyes, freckles or a history of skin cancer in your family.
- Seek the shade during peak hours of the day between 10am-4pm
- Wear SPF 30 sunscreen daily
- Protect your eyes, neck, face with sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat
- Wear UV-protective clothing
The UV Skinz team is headed to Salt Lake City, Utah for our debut at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2012! This trade show is the “world’s largest outdoor sports industry gathering in the world.” It brings “retailers and media together with over 1000 brands in the business of producing and selling the active outdoor lifestyle.” It will be exciting to meet new people and introduce them to our UV protective swim shirts and clothing. Rhonda Sparks explains that, “Our goal is to keep retailers ahead of the game by providing the best sun protection solution for their customers who are becoming more savvy about the benefits of UV protective swim and outdoor wear.”
Wish us luck!
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