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    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.  

     

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    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..." 

    xoxo 
    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

    How to Clean Your SwimZip and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    One of the questions we often get is, "How Do I Clean My SwimZip?" 


    Before you toss it in the wash, here are a few tips to keep your SwimZip in mint condition for a long time! 

    1) If you've been in salt water or a chlorine pool, rinse your swimwear with COLD water immediately after wear. This helps to prevent any potential damage due to chemicals or natural elements.

    2) Always hand rinse your SwimZip's with COLD water, with like colors, and use a mild detergent if needed. I wear mine for yoga and running, so they sometimes get a little sweaty--follow these wash instructions if this is the case for you, too! 

    3) Do not bleach your swimwear. 

    4) Line Dry or lay flat to dry. Never lay your swimwear on a towel that may bleed color onto your suit. Your SwimZip will dry quickly, so lay it out and let it dry.

    5) Never hang your swimwear from a hook or obscure object as this can deform or stretch your clothing. It's truly best to shake out the water and lay it flat or drape it across the waist-line over a towel rod. 

    These instructions will keep your swimwear vibrant and in great condition for a long time. 

    MAY is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    Do you know someone who has been impacted by skin cancer? We are talking about skin cancer prevention, causes, and cases starting next month.

    If you have a story you'd like to share, please email us with your photo and story.

    Have a great MONDAY!!