Summer is around the corner and now that Riley is walking and running all over the place, I know that we will be spending ALL of our time outside! I'm a little concerned about this, because here in Texas, summer time means a TON OF SUN TIME! I have really fair skin and Riley seems to have inherited that from me. Also, her father has a history of cancer in his family, so I can't ignore some startling statistics:
- 1 in 5 Americans are victims of skin cancer
- 90% of skin cancer is caused by the sun’s harmful rays
Sunscreen is great, but I'm always so afraid that it will be rubbed, sweated or washed off. I'm also fearful that I will miss some spots when applying the sunscreen or forget to reapply it when it's time to. For these valid reasons, I'm so glad that I got the chance to review the SunSkinz girls' short sleeve rash guard shirt.
SunSkinz are tightly woven with proprietary high-density yarn.
Four way stretch fabric is comfortable to wear, dries quickly and stands up well to chlorine and salt water.
100 SPF / UPF 50+ Maximum Broad Spectrum UV Protection
Sun Protection That Doesn't Wash Off!
I received the SunSkinz girls' short sleeve rash guard shirt from the Sun Protection Zone to facilitate my review. The first thing I noticed when I took it out of its packaging was how colorful and lightweight it was. This shirt was made of a high-density yarn which dries quickly and holds up well against both chlorine and salt water. Of course, the thing I liked best was that it offered my daughter sun protection of 100 SPF!
Most clothes offer only 10 SPF protection, which is why for long-term sun exposure, you should apply sunscreen underneath your clothes as well...but honestly, I've never done that in my life! With the SunSkinz shirt, I know my daughter is protected well from the sun's harmful rays while wearing it.
When I put it on Riley, the first thing she did was rub her hands up and down on it. She loved how slick it felt! She kept pulling at it because it was so stretchy and sliding her hands up and down on it. I think she really enjoyed wearing this shirt. It also felt like it would dry super quick should it get wet, which would be a plus for keeping her cool in the summertime.
I noticed that there was even a write-on strip on the inside of her shirt where you could write her name for easy identification at the pool, beach, etc. I think that this shirt is super cute and colorful and knowing that she's fully protected from the sun's harmful rays while wearing this outside, makes me sure that this shirt is a winner!
- Four-way stretch fabric is comfortable to wear
- Dries quickly
- Can stand up well to both saltwater and chlorine
- Provides 100SPF protection
- Identification strip inside garment
- Cute and colorful design
- The mock turtleneck comes up a little high and sometimes gets in the way when the child is looking down
With summer on our heels, all parents have to start thinking about adequate sun protection for their children. SunSkinz takes the worry out of that by providing 100 SPF protection with their clothing line. These clothes are durable, comfortable, colorful and fun to wear. They also will stand up well to both chlorine and salt water. When Riley is outside this summer, it will always be in her SunSkinz!
Disclosure: I received the SunSkinz Girls' Short Sleeve Rash Guard Shirt in Pink Hibiscus from the Sun Protection Zone in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!