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    Resort Wear - Light Weight Sun Protection

    Resort Wear - Light Weight Sun Protection

    If you're headed somewhere warm for the holidays and looking for high quality light weight sun protection look no further - SwimZip has you covered (literally).  SwimZip offers beautiful light weight cover ups that are perfect for walking the beach, or headed to the palapa for a yummy lunch.  It provides awesome coverage and also UPF 50+ sun protection.  


    Light Weight Sun Protection

    Skin Cancer Awareness Month - May

    When was the last time you had your skin checked by a Dermatologist? I'm sitting here feeling a bit guilty as I type this because I have so many spots that I need to get checked ASAP, but I keep putting it off. Are you like me in that you hope it's nothing other than a new mole or birthmark you hadn't noticed?  

    I'd like to share a few facts with you about Melanoma that really opened my eyes... 

    -Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer for males and seventh most common for females.

    -Women aged 39 and under have a higher probability of developing melanoma than any other cancer except breast cancer. 

    -Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a proven human carcinogen.

    -More people develop skin cancer because of tanning than develop lung cancer because of smoking. 

    -People who first use a tanning bed before age 35 increase their risk for melanoma by 75 percent.

    -More than 90 percent of the visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by the sun.

    -Each year in the US, nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer. In 2006, in the most recent study available, 3.5 million cases were diagnosed in 2.2 million people.

    -One person dies of melanoma every hour (every 57 minutes).

    -1 in 50 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma of the skin during their lifetime.

    -The vast majority of mutations found in melanoma are caused by ultraviolet radiation.

    Those facts are pretty scary, aren't they? We will be spending the month of May sharing stories of Skin Cancer and Melanoma survivors from around the globe. If you know someone who has suffered from this type of cancer, please email us: Melinda @ swimzip . com

    Betsy will also be sharing her story of being diagnosed with Skin Cancer in her twenties. 

    Please protect your skin. We are in this business because we want to make it easy for you to stay sun safe. It is also our duty as parents to keep our babies sun safe and help them to avoid hearing those terrifying words..."it's cancer..." 

    Also remember to check out our new beach Roundie Towels people LOVE at Swimzip.com!! 

    SOURCE: http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts

    Best Baby Swimwear - SwimZip featured in Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine!

    The best baby swimwear can be found at SwimZip!  Adorable SwimZip newborn swimsuits were recently featured in June's Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine: [caption id="attachment_95" align="aligncenter" width="660"]newborn swimwear SwimZip was featured in Pregnancy and Newborn magazine as one of the best baby swimsuits! Check out our great selection of adorable baby swimwear![/caption] For best styles with unbeatable sun protection, SwimZip offers the cutest baby swimsuits.  All of our baby swimwear features UPF 50+ UV baby sun protection to keep baby's sensitive skin safe from the sun. SwimZip infant swimwear is incredibly easy to put on and take off with our signature full length zipper rash guard swim shirts.  Just slip on the swim shirt like a jacket - and off you go to splash and play.  Other baby swim shirts will have you yanking your babies sensitive head through a super tight rash guard neck hole.  Our newborn swim shirts are so easy to put on! SwimZip's super cute line of baby swimsuits have been seen on the kids of celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Tori Spelling!  Our baby swimwear is perfect for those once in a lifetime photo opportunities at the beach or pool! [caption id="attachment_96" align="alignright" width="178"]newborn swimwear SwimZip's infant swimwear is super cute and offers UPF 50+ UV sun protection![/caption] Remember, baby skin is particularly sensitive to the sun's UV rays  -  and skin cancer later in life has been linked directly to UV exposure in childhood!  The beach and pool are particularly UV intense environments with the sun's rays bouncing around off of the water and sand.  When it comes to baby swim time, be sure to get a baby swimsuit with UV sun protection! For the best baby swimwear, with the cutest styles, and UV sun protection, get SwimZip!