Heading for some sunny climes this winter? Or maybe you’re one of those lucky one who lives in a warm weather climate all year long? In either case, if you’ll be out in the sun – you need protection from its rays, and UVSkinz is a fabulous way to keep protected.
One in five people will get skin cancer according to statistics, so be ready and head off the problem with something that’s non-sticky, non-slimy and non-toxic. Actually it’s not a cream or gel at all – it’s a line of clothing.
Stylish and protective
When you buy sunscreen, most people look for the highest rating they can get. Well, the line of summer clothes from UVSkinz comes with a UVF50+ rating, which means they block 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. How simple is that – put on your clothes and you’re protected. And you don’t need to reapply creams every time you go in the water. Nice.
Sounds good – but I don’t want to look dorky
Actually, UVSkinz has some great fashions that any child, teen or adult would be happy to be wearing. And the selection is huge. Men’s sizes from S-4XL and ladies from XS-4XL. They’ve got sun and swim shirts, bottoms, shorts, pants, dresses, hoodies, hats, gloves and slip on sleeves. For babies, you can even get one piece sun suits in some adorable patterns.
What I tried
The board shorts are generously cut and come with one pocket with flap on the side of the right leg. The waist has a front drawstring tab for slight size adjustment. There’s no inside liner so it’s a free, comfortable fit. The shorts are substantial but lightweight microfibre, chlorine and salt water resistant, and dry quickly after use.
The beach hoodie was just the most comfortable shirt in my bag. Wearing it by itself, or over another shirt, I got all sorts of use out of it on this trip. When we went on early morning safaris, the temperature would drop into the fifties and this made a great windbreaker that I could slip on. If the day warmed up, it was lightweight enough to easily rollup and stash in my backpack.
The hoodie is made of UPF50+ pique fabric. Also chlorine and salt water resistant, this hoodie has flat stitched seams so it’s really comfortable right next to your skin. (Matter of fact, I’m back home, sitting at my desk and wearing it right now.) Great for fall as well as at the beach.
Check out the whole line
Check out UVSkinz entire line of sun protective clothing at http://uvskinz.com. Also, you might like to read the story of how UVSkinz got started and why sun protection is so important to the company’s founder.
These products have been awarded the Senior Citizen’s Thumbs-Up rating on DougBardwell.com. Check the Senior’s page for more recommended products for those 65 and up.
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