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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

    How to pack a boys beach back - Boys Sunsuit Dino-mite!

    How cute is this Dino-Mite sun suit.  The bright orange is everyones go to on little men!!  Packing to go to the beach with little kids for me was pretty stressful, so here are some of my essentials I don't go to the beach with out

    1.  Bogg Bag - huge bag that holds everything!

    2.  SwimZip Swimwear - UV protective swimwear

    3.  Salt Water Sandals - cute comfortable sandals

    4.  Spbang Snack Bag - a yummy stack - I like apple slices, to keep more water in the boys so they don't get dehydrated

    5.  Hello Beach Bag - a place to collect all their sand treasures

    6. Sand Gone - best, fastest, easiest way to get sand off my boys.

    7.  A water bottle

    8.  Sun Screen

    9.  Sun Hat - A UV sun protective hat is great for kids to keep the sun out of their eyes, but also to not have to worry about extra sun burn.

     

     

     

    Hope you have a blast at the beach!

     

     

    How to stay safe from sun burns - SwimZip

    Having a blast at the beach means NO MORE SUNBURNS.  Sunburns hurt the day you get them, can hurt for a few days after, and did you know just a few bad sunburns can lead to skin cancer??

    After being diagnosed with skin cancer at 26, I started SwimZip! I wanted to be sure I could keep my boys sun safe... and fashionable!  Here is an adorable SwimZip called Hamptons Getaway in Green!

     So, SwimZip was born.  It is for all kids, all women, all men, it is for everyone every age, race, color ... everyone.  "Anyone can get skin cancer. Skin cancer does not care what color your skin is, what political affiliation you have, what religion you are,” said Dr. Adam Friedman of Montefiore Medical Center in New York.

    So, here is one of my favorite outfits for my boys when we are heading to the beach to just play in the sand.  How do you dress your kids when you're heading to the beach?

    We love this I Like Naps Romper and Apple Cheeks Swim Diaper!  Green Day at the beach.

     

     

    Toddler Rash Guard

    When shopping for toddlers it is so important to find something they want to wear.  Rash guards can be extremely 'sticky' when went and extremely hard to get off.

    So - we created SwimZip - Rash Guards that come off with one quick zip.  You might be worried if the zipper would bug them, but don't you worry - I'm a mom of 2 boys and I thought the same thing - so I created a zipper flap that lays flat and protects their precious skin from getting rubbed with our zipper.  

    Kids even feel so comfortable it could be their PJs and head to the beach straight from waking up - and have donuts on the beach.  Okay, maybe that is a little far, my son still loves his footed PJs, but I might be able to convince him to wear his SwimZip.

     

    Kids enjoy playing in the sand with our longer length shirts, so there is no extra sun exposure on their backs.  We offer rash guards and rash guard sets for both boys and girls!

    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