After a brutally cold winter it feels like “summer” when we hit 50 degrees these days. Fifty degrees is still very cold, but it’s a lot warmer than the 2 degree temperatures we had just weeks ago.
Even though it was only 50 degrees yesterday I wore a short sleeve top to work and when I left I didn’t put my coat on. Ahh… warmer weather feels so good.
Warmer weather means short sleeves, tank tops, shorts, capris and flip flops. It means that we shed the many layers of clothing we’ve worn for the past few months in favor of more skin baring clothing. We also spend more time outside.
Exposing your skin to the sun is fine for few minutes each day. It helps your body with an important vitamin – Vitamin D.
Exposing your skin to the sun can also be very harmful and downright dangerous. Too much sun can prematurely age your skin, give you sun burn and even skin cancer.
Did you know that you should always wear sunscreen even in the winter months? Any time your skin will be exposed to the sun for more than 10 minutes you should apply sunscreen. During the winter months when you are covered up you should consider wearing sunscreen on your face and neck if it’s exposed in any way.
Growing up I never wore sunscreen – ever. As an adult I am paying the price for that. When I was younger there wasn’t s much information about the potential harm from the sun’s rays as there is today. My kids always wore sunscreen. They are teens now and don’t always apply sunscreen, even at our insistence.
When I was a young girl I had skin poisoning several times, sometimes swelling up to the point of non-recognition. My cousin’s remember one time when that happened and we were camping. My whole face ballooned up because I had really bad sunburn.
As a result of too much sun I had to have many “suspicious” moles and marks removed from my skin. And let me tell you it was NOT a pleasant experience. It hurts – A LOT. I hope and pray I don’t ever have to go through that again.
I hate wearing sunscreen. Its ooey, gooey, sticky and slimy. I’m always on the look out for alternative products that will help me to protect my skin.
I have heard of clothing that is made in such a way as to block the harmful rays from the sun. Sunscreen alone is not always enough.
Did you know that 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed each year? That is scary! Not only that the incidence of melanoma in teenagers has increased by 100% over the past 10 years.
UV Skinz, the leader in UPF sun-safe clothing, which blocks out 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. Their products are certified to have upwards of UPF 50+ sun protection. They have products for babies, children, women and men including plus sizes (yeah!) and accessories.
I have never tired clothing made to protect you from the sun. I assumed it would feel weird, stiff and not very comfortable.
I was under the false impression that UV protection clothing had some kind of chemical or residue on it to protect you from the sun. That is not the case. The material the clothing is made from is so tightly woven that the sun’s rays simply cannot penetrate into the clothing, therefore blocking the harmful rays from getting to your skin.
UV Skinz let me try out some of their clothing to see for myself how it feels. I received a pair of capri pants and a swim top that looks a lot like a sports bra. I’m not one to hang out at the pool or beach too often so I wanted something I could wear that could get wet and dry quickly if I decided to go into the water, but at the same time look like clothing so I could wear it to take a stroll on the boardwalk too.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the clothing was very soft and light weight feeling. I thought maybe it would feel a bit heavy seeing as how the fibers are tightly woven together. The clothing has a very lightweight feel to it. It kind of reminds me of parachute material. I think that is great considering on stifling hot and humid days I certainly do not want to wear heavy clothing. UV Skinz is lightweight and breathable and very comfortable.
Sorry that I don’t have any photos of me modeling the clothing. I’m not keen on having my picture taken, most especially anything that shows off my plus-size figure.
Of course I don’t look as wonderful in the clothing as the sexy model does. LOL! Plus she’s wearing shorts. I have the Jammerz which are more like capris because they come down to my knee. The above picture makes them look like shorts. They really look like this.
These are super comfortable to wear. So much so I could easily wear them around the house (I wouldn’t wear the top “as is” – I would put another shirt over it). I can wear the pants just about any where (except work). I like that my legs are covered up and protected from the harmful rays of the sun.
UV Skinz are not just for the beach or the pool. Their clothing is for most any activity you do outside in the sun whether it’s golf, walking, hiking or simply running errands around town or playing with your dog in the backyard.
Here are must a few more examples of UV Skinz clothing.
If you would like to see what UV Skinz has to offer you can visit them online at UVSkinz.com. They offer FREE SHIPPING on orders over $50.00. You can also find the brand on social media (all links are found on their home page).
What do you think about UV Skinz? Do you have any experience dealing with the harmful rays of the sun? Do you make sure you and your family are always protected? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received free products in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.