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I remember when I used to lay on the beach and tan all afternoon. Tanning was “in,” and since I don’t really burn, it was easy for me to get quite dark. I know better now. According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, one blistering sunburn in childhood can double your risk of developing melanoma later in life. According to the National Cancer Institute, there have been more than 1,000,000 new cases and less than 1,000 deaths from skin cancer in the US in 2009.
These days, I actively protect my family from the sun’s harmful rays. I have to be the one to ensure my super-fair husband has sunscreen in his car and that my son wears sun protective clothing and sunscreen when he goes to the beach or the pool. My son is wearing a pair of swim shorts and a swim shirt from UV Skinz. The clothing is fashionable, lightweight, and most importantly protective against the sun’s harmful rays. Here is a little more information from the site:
UV Skinz stylish, high quality sun protective swim wear carries a UPF rating of 50+, blocking out over 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and protecting delicate skin from damaging sunburns. UV Skinz UPF protective sun shirts, sun shorts and sun hats are not made with any chemicals or lotions. The UV protection is in the tight weave of the fabric.
I like that the fabric is breathable and dries quickly. I also like that it’s comfortable (my son wouldn’t wear it otherwise) and provides a good amount of protection.
The company sells a wide range of products for babies to adults including long and short sleeved “skinz,” shorts, and hats. And they have an incredible end of summer clearance sale going on right now!
Win It! One of you will win a UV Skinz product of your choice. Simply head on over to the site and take a look around. Come back and leave me a comment with the item you’d choose. Comments will close on October 3, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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