Summer is in full swing which means that Riley and I spend almost 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 too. 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 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 glad that I got the chance to review the Cheryl Long Sleeve Full Zip Jacket from UV Skinz. Keep reading to learn more!
UV Skinz sun protective swim shirts carry a UPF rating of 50+, which blocks out over 98% of the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays, protecting delicate skin from damaging sunburns. Sunscreen isn't always enough, is often not used correctly and may be irritating to some skin types. The breathable UV Skinz fabric is silky soft to the touch and has no chemicals, irritating seams or appliques that may bother the skin.
Other companies offer skin tight rash guards, but UV Skinz are swim shirts, uniquely designed to keep you covered, comfortable, cool and fashionable. Their swim shirts differ from the common rash guard by fitting more like a t-shirt and, although tight enough to remain protective, the style allows for a less restrictive and confining feel. Other details include breathable and silky-smooth material, flat-lock stitching throughout the garment and an exclusive name tag in the kids collars to help keep track of their shirts.
I absolutely LOVED the way the Cheryl Long Sleeve Full Zip Jacket fit and the double zipper and slim pockets looked very fashion forward too. I've coupled this sun safe layering piece over my swimsuit, t-shirts and dresses and it never fails to look great. I also appreciate that my fair skin is now adequately protected from the sun's harmful rays without the need to slather my arms in greasy sunscreen which has to be reapplied periodically.
No matter whether I'm attending a backyard barbecue, playing with my daughter at the park or going for a jog, the Cheryl Long Sleeve Full Zip in White from UV Skinz keeps me cool, comfortable and protected.
With summer in our midst, all parents have to think about adequate sun protection for their children and themselves. UV Skinz takes the worry out of that by blocking 98% of the sun's rays 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 my family is outside this summer, it will always be in our UV Skinz!
Top 10 Sun Safety Tips
- 1. Seek the shade, especially during the sun's peak hours (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
- 2. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher.
- 3. Cover up with tightly woven clothing, broad-brimmed hats and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- 4. Avoid tanning parlors and artificial tanning devices.
- 5. Keep newborns out of the sun.
- 6. Teach children good sun-protective practices.
- 7. Examine your skin from head-to-toe once every month.
- 8. Have a professional examination annually.
- 9. Do not burn! One blistering sunburn doubles your risk for skin cancer.
- 10. Wear UV Skinz for ultimate peace of mind in the sun!
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Disclosure: I received the Cheryl Long Sleeve Full Zip Jacket in White from UV Skinz 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!