My dad died of skin cancer in September 2012! I have also had a skin cancer removed from my neck in 2010 and my sister just had a pre-cancerous skin tumor removed from her leg a few months ago. A lifetime of sun exposure as Floridians has left a devastating impact upon my family and it has made me extremely conscious of protecting my three young children. We love to be outdoors enjoying nature so I don’t want to limit that for our family and therefore I searched for suitable options that would allow us to be outside every day without getting too much sun exposure. I can remember getting many sun burns over the years and saw it more as an inconvenience than a potential for developing skin cancer years later. When my son Adam was a baby he got a sun burn at the beach despite my best attempts to use sunblock every hour……I knew that there had to be a better option!
UV Skinz is our favorite way to protect the entire family from the damaging effects of overexposure to the sun’s rays. This excellent clothing line provides UPF 50+ sun protection and will block out 98% of UVA and UVB harmful rays! I love that UV Skinz provides all day protection from sun without having to apply massive amounts of sun block every hour. UV Skinz clothing provides families with a convenient, easy and effective way to enjoy being outdoors without suffering damaging effects of too much sun exposure.
Kids are sure to love the stylish line of sun protective clothing with bright, vibrant colors and fun patterns to choose from at UV Skinz. For babies, boys and girls, the options are impressive with UV Short Sleeve sun shirts, UV long sleeve sun shirts, UV shorts, UV combo sets, Beach Hoodies and Beach Ponchos. You can mix and match styles to create the perfect sun protective outfit so that your child can enjoy being outside and you will have peace of mind to know that they are protected.
My five year old son, Jacob suffered a severe burn injury when he was two years old and has significant scarring on one arm. It is very susceptible to sun damage and will actually blister and break apart with sun exposure so he must keep it covered at all times when outside. He loves his “Seth” Blue Tie-Dye Long Sleeved Swim Shirt ($34.95). This is paired with Navy Boys Board Shorts ($22.95) that give him the freedom to play and splash in the surf all day long.
My six year old daughter was sporting proudly the UV Skinz “Ava” Pink Tie-Day Long Sleeved Swim Shirt ($34.95) and Hot Pink “Boy Cut” Shorts ($17.95). My husband loves that the sun protection clothing doubles as modest swim attire for his little darling and I sit under my umbrella smiling knowing that she is not going to get a sun burn despite an entire day at the beach or pool.
On a recent beach adventure, we spent six hours at the beach and it was between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the most damaging. My children did not have any sign of a sun burn and spent the day splashing, swimming and playing in the water and the sand.
I am passionate about promoting skin protection and highly recommend the products at UV Skinz. Every clothing item from UV Skinz that we have ever worn has been extremely durable. One shirt/short combo my older son worn multiple times over a season was in good enough shape that I was able to hand it down to my youngest son who wore it through last summer and I was then able to pass it on to a neighbor….now that is quality! UV Skinz offers a wide selection of sun protective clothing for men, women, babies, toddler and big boys and girls. You are invited to visit the UV Skinz website to browse the entire product line and select the sun protective clothing that will best protect your loved ones!
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.