When I heard the words pre-cancer I walked home in a daze. I didn’t even take the bus home that day. At 18 years old I didn’t think it could happen to me. I was wrong. Granted it was ‘pre’ and not full blown cancer, but still, you don’t think it can happen to you or someone you love, until it does happen.
Unfortunately, I had a doctor that wasn’t skilled at the sewing up part after taking the offending cells out and I have a scar on my back to remind me, but at least it was caught early and taken care of, almost, properly.
As a teen I had laid out in the sun trying to get a tan, so I could get the pretty skin my siblings have, olive skin. But fair skin is not meant to be brown, olive or tanned.
On the way home that day from the doctor’s office; I was thinking of all the times I had not been careful about the sun’s rays and literally ‘baked’ my skin at times. Back then, UV Skinz sun protective clothing wasn’t around, but I am sure glad they are now!
UK skinz was created and began after the creator and CEO, Rhonda Sparks, lost her 32 year old husband, Darren, to melanoma. Because of this terrible loss, Rhonda is passionate in her daily efforts to raise awareness about the life-saving benefits of protecting oneself and our loved ones from the harmful exposures of UV rays.
Rhonda has created a UPF 50+ certified sun protective line for the entire family! From sizes 3 months to 4XL, UV Skinz provides a wide range of sizes in their UV protective clothing line. UPF clothing for men, women and children alike are available so that you and your loved ones can practice sun safety to LIVE and HAVE FUN outdoors!
Before I opened the packages containing the Long Sleeve Aloha Sun Shirt and the Board Shorts I received to review; I fully expected some sort of thick material to both protect me from the sun’s rays but also able to be worn while swimming or participating in water related activities. I was so wrong about the thick material!
The Women’s Long Sleeve, Aloha Sun & Swim Shirt is breathable, quick drying and lightweight. That thick fabric I was imagining? Yeah, not even close.
This UV swim shirt, in the classic Hawaiian print fabric, is so soft and nice against my skin; I wouldn’t need to wear a suit beneath it. It will pair well with any of UV Skinz solid colored swim wear pieces, such as, skirts, board shorts, capris, etc. It is certified UPF 50+ and it’s also chlorine and saltwater resistant. I absolutely love this swim shirt! It’s cute, fun, sun wear that will protect my skin from the UV rays.
These semi-fitted mid-rise board shorts with back elastic and front waistband tab, with drawstring, are perfect on or off the beach. My board shorts have the Velcro closure at the front with the added stretch fly insert for added comfort. Other board shorts may have a snap as well. They are figure flattering with their front pockets and there’s a hidden key pocket at the waist. There is also a back pocket with a flap.
The board shorts are a super cute design, with soft Microfibre fabric, quick drying and UPF 50+. They are very comfortable, look cute; and I love them! Seriously, who knew you could look so cute and still be protecting your skin from harmful UV rays?
Also included in my review package is this handy dandy UV detector key chain. As you can see from the above picture when I was outside the UV detector was showing that there was a high amount of harmful UV rays at that time. I think this is terrific to have because I tend to need physical reminders for things and this would remind me when I need to cover up with UV Skinz or get in the shade.
UV Skinz has eco-friendly, sun protective clothing for the whole family. It’s fun, fashionable and affordable. As I was looking through the catalog I made a list of what items to purchase both for myself and my loved ones. I will be using UV Skinz, now and in the years to come as well. Check out UV Skinz and have a sun safe day!
Purchase UV Skinz sun protective clothing on their website or call them toll free at 877-887-5469, if you’d like to find a retailer in your area.
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I received the products to review. No other form of compensation was received. All opinions are my own.