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Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your UV Skinz.
We have found most people are not looking for tight fitting, restrictive “rash guards” but instead want something that can be worn comfortably in and out of the water. We have listened to our customers! The UV Skinz swim shirt is made to fit primarily for water activities, and while not as form fitting as a “rash guard”, you will want your swim shirt to work with you in the water not against you. We mirrored our product fit after a standard t-shirt, so if you usually wear a large you should buy a large UV Skinz.
Baby Skinz & Kids Skinz
Little ones all grow differently. Please compare our sizing charts below to your child. We have especially paid close attention to using comfortable, expanding flat-lock stitching to hold the garment together as well as the larger-than-average neck hole for easy in-and-out access.
Sizes for children follow standard fits for the even sizes 2 thru 14. If your child is prone to growth spurts and lengthy limbs you may consider purchasing one size bigger so that they can get maximum use out of their UV Skinz.
The UV Skinz swim shirt is made to fit primarily for water activities, and while not as form fitting as a “rash guard”, you will want your swim shirt to work with you in the water not against you. We mirrored our product fit after a standard t-shirt, so if you usually wear a large you should buy a large UV Skinz. If you would like the swim shirt to fit more snuggly, we recommend buying a size or two down.
|Skin Cancer Facts|
Did you know about these 8 shocking facts on skin cancer?
1. More than 90% of skin cancer is caused by sun exposure.
The UV rays of the sun are responsible for non-melanoma skin cancers. Unprotected exposure to these rays can be from being outdoors, tanning booths, and even through your car or home windows.
2. Each hour, 1 person dies from skin cancer.
About 2,800 people will die of non-melanoma skin cancer and about 8,000 will die of melanoma in the U.S. this year. The sad thing is that many of these deaths could have been prevented by simply protecting ones self from the sun.
3. Skin cancer accounts for more than 50% of all cancers combined.
Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among men and women.
4. More than one million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 1.5 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year.
5. Skin cancer is most deadly for African Americans, Asians, and Latinos.
Although the risk factor is rather low for African Americans, Asians, and Latinos, skin cancer can be the most deadly for these groups.
6. 1 in 3 Caucasians will be diagnosed with skin cancer sometime in their life.
1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime with skin cancer. The risk factor is higher for Caucasians, with it being in 1 in 3.
7. One bad burn in childhood doubles the risk factor for melanoma later in life.
Protecting children against UV exposure is essential for skin health into adulthood. A blistering sun burn during childhood increases the risk of melanoma as an adult. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
8. Men are diagnosed with skin cancer more often than women.
According to the American Cancer Society, men are twice as likely to develop skin cancer over women. In fact, it is more common than prostate cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer in men over 50. This makes skin cancer the most common cancer in men over 50.
More and more, dermatologists and medical professionals are recommending sun protective clothing as a first line of defense against sun damage and skin cancer. Relying on sunscreen alone can open up so many opportunities for damage if sunscreen is not applied correctly and often. UV Skinz UPF 50+ sunwear offers a one application solution that takes the guesswork out of sun protection and gives you peace of mind that you can play worry-free under the sun all day long.
Why can't everyone just use sunscreen?
We're certainly not advocating using only protective sunwear and abandoning sunscreen. We just prefer to consider sunscreen as a second line of defense and we want to encourage folks to use the right sunscreen and use it diligently.
Many sunscreens do not contain adequate coverage, only protect against UVB rays but not the more penetrating UVA rays, contain harmful toxins or simply aren't applied correctly.
By contrast, UV Skinz are:
What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
What is UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) vs. SPF (Sun Protection Factor)?
Both are measures of sunburn protection. SPF is used in reference to sunscreens while UPF is used for sun protective fabrics. SPF is a measure of the additional factor beyond the natural amount of time that a person can withstand the sun before getting burned. If a person can stay in the sun for 10 minutes before getting sunburned and applies an SPF 15 sunscreen, then that person should be able to remain in the sun without getting sunburned for 150 minutes (10 minutes x SPF 15 = 150). SPF indicates protection against UVB rays but is not an indicator of UVA protection. UPF measures how much of the sun's rays are penetrating a garment. A UPF 50 rating means that the fabric only allows 1/50th (2%) of the sun's UV rays to pass through it and blocks out 98% of UV rays. UPF protection applies to both UVA and UVB rays.
What is the UV Index?
The UV index is an international standard measurement of how strong the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is at a particular place on a particular day. It is a scale primarily used in daily forecasts aimed at the general public.
Are the sun's rays more intense at higher altitudes?
UV radiation increases 4% for every 1000 foot increase in elevation (i.e. UV radiation is 20% more intense at 5000 feet than at sea level).
What is a sunburn?
A sunburn is the visual coloration of the skin resulting from radiation damage. While UVA rays contribute to sunburns, most sunburn damage is caused by overexposure to UVB rays from the sun or tanning beds. As ultraviolet light hits the outer layer of the skin, it begins to damage and kill living skin cells. In the body's effort to protect itself, the immune system kicks in increasing blood flow to the damaged area, which causes the area to become warm and red. Eventually, the damaged cells release chemicals that trigger pain receptors and sunburned skin becomes sensitive and painful.
Individuals are born with varying degrees of natural protection against sunburn known as melanin, a natural pigment in the skin that largely determines one's skin color. Melanin absorbs UV radiation from the sun, protecting skin cells from damage. Generally, the more melanin a person has in their skin, the more they are protected. When skin is exposed to ultraviolet light, melanocytes, which produce melanin, become more active causing the skin to tan. Fair-skinned, light-haired people have very little natural defense against sunburn and are highly susceptible to sunburn. While those with darker skin have a bit of an advantage, but anyone can get sunburned and everyone is at risk for sun damage.
Does age factor into sun damage?
Make sure your children are protected! A large amount of exposure to the sun happens during childhood and once damaged, the skin cells cannot be repaired. However, it's never too late to take sun protective measures and people of all ages need to protect against daily sun damage.
Can I get a sunburn in the winter?
Absolutely! The sun can be more dangerous in winter than summer as many people let their guards down, forgetting to protect themselves. Although the sun's rays aren't as direct in winter, exposed skin can still be damaged. Higher altitudes mean more intense UV radiation and snow is highly efficient at reflecting sunlight.
Can I get sunburned from the sun reflecting off a surface?
Indeed you can! UV rays that are reflected can be just as damaging as direct exposure:
Does medication affect my time in the sun?
Yes. Certain medications, such as antibiotics or drugs containing hormones, can make the skin much more sensitive to sun exposure and damage. Always consult your physician to understand the side effects that your medication can have.
Doesn't sun exposure give me necessary vitamin D?
Sun exposure coupled with a balanced diet is important to the body's production of vitamin D. Many experts and health groups, including the Vitamin D Council, advocate 1,000 to 2,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D daily. Having your arms and legs exposed for 10-15 minutes will produce 3,000-20,000 IU of vitamin D so extensive sunbathing is not necessary. So have fun out there, but don't forget to protect yourself with sun protective clothing and sunscreen when you're in the sun soaking up all that vitamin D.
Join our UV Skinz Wholesale Team today! We are passionate about the opportunity to partner with retailers who want to offer quality, fashionable, and affordable sun protection apparel and accessories to their customers. If that's you and you would like to place an order or receive additional information, please do not hesitate to call us toll free at 877.UV.SKINZ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As we are sure you have been witness to, the sun protection market is ‘booming’. Retailers around the country are realizing that clothing and hats with UPF rated (sun protection) hang tags sell better than merchandise without. Recent studies from independent sources confirm that the sun protection feature has become one of the “top five reasons” that consumers use to choose their clothing.
UV Skinz prides ourselves by being a year-round manufacturer that is capable of fulfilling immediate orders as well as future seasonal needs. We strive to keep our inventory fully stocked and available. Our attention to detail, exceptional customer service, high quality and stylish products keep our clients returning year after year! Our pricing structure is set so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of UV Skinz. And this also helps to ensure that inventory will fly off your racks order after order, keeping your customers coming back!
Minimums - We require a minimum order of a dozen units total. Units can be mixed and matched as desired.
Shipping - We typically ship via USPS Ground or Fed-Ex but if you desire other shipping arrangements, please let us know and we will be happy to oblige. Our goal is to fulfill our orders within a day or two of receipt so that our customers receive their shipments within a week of order placement.
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