Keeping my family’s skin protected from the Las Vegas sun is important to me as a mom. I may not have known enough to protect my skin when I was younger other than some sunscreen to keep from being burned, but I do know how important it is now and I’m taking steps to protect my son’s skin and my own as much as I can.
Since the first time I brought my son out in the Las Vegas summer to enjoy the sun I made sure he was not only slathered in sunscreen, but he was wearing a hat, swim shirt, and long board shorts.
As he grew, I began to hear about UV Skinz and all they were doing to protect everyone’s skin from the sun. UV Skinz was founded by Rhonda Sparks in 2005, after she lost her 32-year-old husband to melanoma skin cancer. The company offers a full-selection of clothing products with a UPF rating of 50 +, which has been proven to block over 98% of the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays.
What Makes UV Skinz so special?
We are often asked how our UV Skinz are different and what makes them so special. There are a variety of skin protection choices out there. Every day, we do our best to help take the guesswork out of ensuring that you make the best investment in the highest protection rated, most comfortable, fun and fashionable outdoor and swimwear products that will maximize your fun in the sun. Building a family of loyal lifelong customers and partners governs every move we make. If this isn’t enough to convince you, well, the proof is in the product!
My son loves his surf board UV Skinz 3 piece set, and asks to wear it pretty much daily. I love that he is so comfortable in it. UV Skinz makes sure they make their suits with Flat-lock stitching (no raised seams to irritate skin). The fabric is 50+ UPF certified so that it blocks out over 98% of sun’s harmful rays!
He even asks to wear his reversible hat, which any parent of toddler knows that that is a huge deal! My son hasn’t always wanted to keep his hats on, but he does keep this one on! Truthfully I think it’s the surf boards that he loves so much, but being blond hair, blue eyed, and fair skinned anything that encourages him to keep covered is a win in my book! When you buy all three pieces together UV Skinz gives you a 15% discount!
As you can see his UV Skinz suit is perfect for playing in our splash pads! He loves being in the water, and I love that he is protected while still looking like a little boy in the fun pattern!
Another great bonus of the UV Skinz gear is that it is very fast drying. This is very important when you are begging your toddler not to go into the sand box for a few minutes until he has had time to dry out a bit!
I am also a fan of UV Skinz for myself. I love their long sleeve UV Skinz. It makes being out in the sun more comfortable for me. I am awful at making sure I have enough sunscreen on my shoulders, and the UV Skinz helps prevent the sunburn I would have gotten if I wasn’t wearing it. Plus it’s so light it is very comfortable to wear. I was also sent some matching boy shorts to go with the rash guard, but I ordered them a bit large to accommodate my growing baby bump. I give it a month and they will be perfect!
(Please excuse my fuzzy pictures, I couldn’t find my point and shoot that day!)
UV Skinz has something for the whole family, and they don’t only make swim wear. I know my husband could rock this UV Skinz for men. The women’s ribbon hat is something I would love to have for park play dates. So stylish and functional!. How cute is the kids sun dome? This is perfect because it is so portable. I imagine it would also help children who have sensory issues with sand and other textures!
Another amazing thing you should know about UV Skinz is their “My First Skin” campaign where they are working tirelessly to educate parents and caregivers about the damage early skin exposure can have on an infants skin. I can actually say UV Skinz sent the very first item of clothing for my new baby, and when he/she is born I will be happy to put it on! You can learn more about the campaign here.
I know that these are quality pieces of swim wear that will last us for quite some time. I love knowing that I have found a company who cares about protecting my family’s skin as much as I do!
UV Skinz is generously offering every one of my readers 15% off of your purchase! Just use code BLOGS15!
Plus one lucky winner is going to get a 3 piece UV Skinz set like my son has for their child! That is a $68.85 value!! Your choice of pattern. Open to US and Canada! (Please note if there is a Canadian winner shipping may take considerably longer.)
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