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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

    Long Sleeve Rash Guard Fashion

    When at the beach or pool, at first I felt a little strange wearing long sleeves, all these other ladies are wearing their cute bikinis or adorable one pieces.

    Then I remember how bad those sun burns hurt when I was a kid.  I remembered those nights I'd wake up with chills because the sunburn hurt me so bad.  Then I realized I was covered (no pun intended).  After a few days of seeing the same women at the pool, a couple of them came over to me and said where did you get that black and white shirt from.  The cut is so flattering on you - you look tiny.  My spirits lifted a bit after that quick conversation and quickly we chatted about sun protection and I had pool friends the whole summer.  Talking about fun Friday nights out with the kids, to diaper changing craziness - we were friends.  So, I just wanted to let everyone know - it is cool and fashionable to wear sun shirts.  I wish I would have known about this before I was diagnosed with skin cancer, but I can't go back now.  I can only protect my little ones with their SwimZips, and protect myself with the womens SwimZips!

     

    Cheers to no cancer and staying fashion and stylish!

    Fashionable Beach Cover Up

    Having two boys let me tell you staying fashionable is tough.  I have boogies wiped on my pants daily, usually after lunch leftovers as well - and then baby brother has some on his face he loves to rub into my shoulders.  So cute clothes that are not washable are out the window.  

    So, we love heading to the pool in my SwimZip Sun Dress!  It is light weight and the prints are fashion forward.  The cut is extremely flattering and you don't have to worry about applying sunscreen.  SwimZip offer UPF 50+ which is just like SPF 50 - that blocks 98% of UVA and UVB rays!  Also, did I mention you can just toss these in the washer to get them clean, I wash them on cold and hang them dry, but they are super easy.  

    Also, the light weight keeps you cool, but also dries extremely quick!  You can thank me later for this little tidbit - having 2 boys under 3, I need all the little tips and tricks I can get so share them when I can!

     

    Much Love!

    Betsy

    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

    Summer Camp Shirts with UPF 50+ Sun Protection

    Summer camp shirts with UPF 50+ sun protection are becoming a must for summer camps.  With all the time that kids are spending out in the UV rays, it just makes sense for summer camps to utilize sun protective clothing to help keep their kids sun safe! Summer is just around the corner, and who isn't ready to enjoy the beautiful sun shine?  We can all expect that the children are more than ready to enjoy the outdoors and sun shine as well. And with these warmer months quickly approaching, some of you may consider sending your children to a summer camp or a fun mom's day out camp.  SwimZip want to help you keep your child protected from the sun with UPF 50+ camp shirts during the summer camp hours. Summer camps can provide many great opportunities to learn, interact with other children, and develop independence.  And of course, playing outside during the summer is so fun - there are jungle gyms, sandboxes, water tables, and of course kids imaginations! However, with this increased time spent outside there is consequently an increased risk for sunburn and skin cancer, so it is our job to keep kids UV protected with summer camp shirts with UPF 50+! Here are some scary and inconvenient statistics you may not be aware of:
    • A white cotton t-shirt offers a UPF of 7, and only 3 UPF when wet (UV SwimZip Sunwear Line offers UPF 50+)
    • It is recommended to wait minimum of 30 minutes after sunscreen application before going outdoors to get maximum protection
    • It is recommended you reapply sunscreen every 40-80 minutes (more frequently if sweating or playing in water - this is exactly what they do at summer camp).
    • One severe sunburn as a child doubles their risk of developing melanoma later in life.
    Because of the clear connection between kids, outdoor UV exposure, and summer camps - SwimZip is looking for summer camp owners and summer camp councelers to reach out to us.  We would love to give you an amazing discount on our summer camp shirts with UPF 50+ for your campers - amazing prices, and then you won't have to worry about reapplying sun screen. SwimZip UV protection hopes in the future to partner with more and more summer camps and companies that can help spread the word about sun safety and the need for effective sun protection - and how easy it can be! If your child is going to summer camp please pick up a summer camp shirt with sun protection so they stay sun safe all summer long.  Here are some great UPF 50+ UV protective shirts and swimsuits for girls and boys.   Source: http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/clothing/get-in-on-the-trend - See more at: http://liveinourskinz.com/2014/03/18/uv-skinz-goes-to-camp/#sthash.TolZpukE.dpuf
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