How do you keep your family safe from the sun's harmful UV rays? My family loves to play outside, and come summertime, it can certainly be a challenge to keep everyone 'covered up.' We slather ourselves in sunscreen, don hats, and watch how long we've been out in the son. I am lucky that my kids tan pretty well. The have a bit of that Mediteranean skin that their momma does. When we put on swim suits for water play or beach trips, we almost do a little happy dance that we don't have to put sunsceen all over our entire bodies... but how do we know that those unslathered areas of our skin are still protected from the sun?
More now than ever before, attention is being paid to protecting our skin. I know far too many people in my life who have had to deal with some form of Melanoma, and I certainly worry about that for myself. I've had a few bad sunburns in my life, and often worry whether or not I will have to pay for them down the road.
I want to instill good sun protection habits in my kids, so that they'll always take the time to protect their precious skin. This summer, we added UV Skinz to our swim wardrobes to help us stay safe from the sun.
UV Skinz was new to us, and I was really happy to find them before our family headed to the beach this summer. UV Skinz offers UPF 50+ Sunwear for the whole family. UV Skinz was created by Rhonda Sparks, after losing her 32-year-old husband to Melanoma- the deadliest form of skin cancer. Rhonda likes to think that 'UV Skinz sells peace-of-mind from the sun's damaging rays. We make it a top priority to bring our customers the most fun, fashionable, and affordable sun protection apparel and accessories on the market. We take sun protection very serious and we are extremely passionate about what we do and it shows in our work!'
Skin cancer (or the possibility of it) it nothing to mess around with. My skin has started to show signs of great sensitivity to the sun, and I want to take measures to protect it. My kids are so young, and their lives are precious- I don't think that you can be too careful when trying to protect kids' skin when they're out in the sun.
Baby S and hubby, hanging out on the beach in their UV Skinz Sunwear.
UV Skinz outfitted our whole family with their amazing sunwear for our summer getaways. We headed to Topsail Island in NC in late May, and to Florida in early June, where we had a lot of fun in the sun. Everyone in the family received a piece of sun protective clothing from UV Skinz, and we were so excited to hit the beach and the pool in our new suits and coverups.
Baby S received the Baby Girls Hooded Terry Beach Cover Up. If you've ever taken a baby to the beach, you know that keeping them covered up can be a challenge. S doesn't spend a ton of time outside, and she still has very fair baby skin, so naturally, I want to protect her from the sun's damaging rays. A cover up is a great choice for little ones. S hates being wrapped up in towels, and the terry beach cover up from UV Skinz was easy to simply put over her arms and let her wear. She didn't mind it being on her- in fact, she liked snuggling up in it. The cover up features a hood, pockets, and a zip front. It's terry cloth and is super soft. It doesn't matter if it gets wet, and it's fast-drying. It helped so much with keeping S dry, and keeping her skin safe. We even pulled the hood up over her head (since she refuses to wear hats), and her head was protected from the intense summer sun on the beach.
S, wading in a tide pool in her UV Skinz Sun Shirt.
UV Skinz had a fantastic promotion going on in May, and sent a free Sun Shirt with every order! Baby S loves her sun shirt, and we were so glad to have one with long sleeves, since the sun was so intense, and we experienced some cooler days on the beach. UV Skinz has a nice variety of sun shirts for babies and kids in lots of different colors.
My son B (6) loves to play on the beach. He tans like I do, but still shows some sensitivities to the sun. We hardly ever allow him to play on the beach without a sun shirt or rash guard- but let him take the sun shirt off for a few minutes to cool off one particularly hot afternoon on the beach. I don't usually think about needing overall UV protection, but UV Skinz does! They have really cool retro boys board shorts, perfect for a day at the beach! B's board shorts are really fun- they're black timmed, and feature camo colored frogs! He really loves these board shorts and they've already been to the beach, to a campground, to Florida, and they're heading to the mountains with us this week! What I love about the shorts is that they protect B from the sun, and they are super fast drying!
When I'm at the beach or by the pool, you will probably find me in a cover up. It's not because I don't want to be seen in a swimsuit, rather that I have started to experience unplesant sun rashes. My skin is now very sensitive to the sun (as my grandmother's once was), and I break out in itchy patches. I try to keep covered up to prevent those rashes, and my new short cover up fom UV Skinz helps me stay cool, protected, and fashionable.
The women's short cover up is lightweight, and fast drying. It offers that make UPF 50+ protection, and is perfect to throw on for walks on the beach, walking back to the beach house, grabbing a bite of lunch by the pool, etc. This is the most comfortable and most flattering cover up I have ever owned, and the only one in my possession with the built in sun protection. Needless to say, I love it!
My husband isn't too picky about what he wears when playing in the sun, sand and surf, but he does seem to have a hard time finding a swim shirt that he likes. UV Skinz to the rescue! They have a fantastic line of men's swim and sun shirts. We went with a gray shirt so Sacha could wear it with just about any bottoms. He was super impressed by the way the swim shirt looked, felt, fit, and performed. He's worn it 10+ times in just over a month, and I think it's safe to say that when he's ready to purchase another one, it'll be from UV Skinz. One of the best things about this sun shirt is that is can be worn for swimming or water play, but can also be worn when doing other outdoor activities, like play time with the kids, yard work, family walks, hiking, etc. It's a multi-purpose shirt, and that is a big selling point when it comes to my husband.
Take a look at the features of the cool UV Skins Sunwear we're sporting this summer...
Baby Girls Terry Hooded Cover- $36.95
Whether you're headed out for a beach day or gearing up for a pool party, kids can dry off or warm up in our Hooded Terry Beach Cover-Up with premium UPF 50+ coverage. Soft, terry cloth material offers the absorbency of a towel. Full zip front for easy on and off, knit lined hoodie and front patch pockets. Certified UPF 50+. This will quickly become a summer favorite!
Boys Retro Board Shorts- $26.95
Ramp up his beach style with these cool retro-inspired Board Shorts. He’ll be ready for all day surf, sand and sun. Features easy fly closure with gusset, a hidden adjustable waist band and tie closure at waist. Secure back pocket with zipper closure and grommet venting to store all his treasures. Mesh lining (size 2T-6). Size 6 inseam: 7”. Stretch woven sun fabric dries in a flash. Chlorine and salt water resistant. Certified UPF 50+
Womens Short Cover Up- $49.95
Sometimes a trip to the beach takes you other places. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an SPF cover-up stylish enough for lunch on the boardwalk or a quick stop at the store on the way home? Ours does all of that and also offers UPF 50+ sun protection for peace of mind in the sun! Easy, soft, and fashionable...an effortless design to simply slip on and look fabulous. Gathers at the back to create concealing drapes and side drawstrings at the empire waist to adjust to your body. The women's beach cover up features a pique texture that visually conceals and flatters on any body type.
Mens Short Sleeved Active Sun and Swim Shirt- $42.95
Whatever the adventure or your athletic aspirations, this Short Sleeve Active Sun & Swim Shirt t is designed to keep up with your active lifestyle with a flexible, relaxed fit. . Flat-lock finish seams provide extra comfort. Stylized panels on front and sides achieve a sporty look, with quick-drying swim knit fabric that moves with you without constraint. The ultimate in sun protection, Chlorine and salt water resistant. Certified UPF 50+
UV Skinz allows kids to be kids while staying fully protected from the sun's harmful rays.
While my family enjoys their fun in the sun this summer, I can rest easily, knowing that they are protected from the sun. UV Skinz sunwear is fun and comfortable to wear, easy to wash and care for, and is fast-drying. We won't spend another day out in the sun without our UV Skinz!
Want them? Get them!
Head on over to UV Skinz to browse their sunwear for the entire family. They have awesome play and swim pieces for babies, kids, and adults- as well as accessories! Right now, UV Skinz is having a big Summer Sale, and offering 15% off everything on their site! Just use the code SUMMER17 at checkout.
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One lucky reader will win a Terry Hooded Beach Cover Up (for babies or kids) in pink or blue (winner chooses color) from UV Skinz. Sizes run from babies 6/12 months up to Youth Large (14/16). Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win!
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Special thanks to UV Skinz for allowing our family to share about their awesome sunwear this summer! Look for them in our 2017 Summer Fun Guide!