All skin types are susceptible to sun damage, which can mean anything from painful sunburn to melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.
My children love to play in the water, but I worry about their exposure to harmful UV radiation, especially when we are in the tropics.
On our recent trip to Thailand, Jojo and Deeds wore their new SunSkinz swimsuits from Sun Protection Zone for the first time.
These suits have an SPF of 100 (a regular t-shirt has an SPF of 10), are comfortable to wear, and are quick-drying.
When Deeds first changed into his SunSkinz suit, we stood next to the pool waiting and drew several exclamations about how “cute” or “cool” he looked.
Deeds was like a little surfer boy! When Jojo emerged and people saw that they were coordinating, they got all kinds of compliments about their cool “surfer” outfits, and lots of parents wanted to know where I got them!
Using the SunSkinz made for a much happier time of preparing to swim than the usual screams and squirms that occur during sun screen application.
With the SunSkinz outfits, we only had to put sunscreen on the exposed areas like their faces, hands, and legs.
You can use these Solar Safe wristbands to let you know when it is time to reapply!
Caring for your SunSkinz suit is easy; just rinse it out and let it air dry!
What do you think of the adjustable Legionnaire hats? I have found them to be quite handy; Jojo wore his on a recent trip to the zoo.
Deeds was safe under the stroller canopy and I had on my big dorky straw hat.
Jojo’s hair is rather thin and very blonde so I worry about his scalp getting burned.
The adjustable Legionnaire hat is soft and easy to stuff in my purse while not in use. It is light enough that it does not result in “hat head” when you take it off.
I have memories of getting sunburned where my hair was parted when I was a child. Besides being painful, it was also embarrassing when it started to peel and looked like dandruff. I was mortified.
Enter to win your a children’s clothing item of your choice from Sun Protection Zone!
For your chance to win, visit Sun Protection Zone and comment here with the style and color/design of what you want for your prize!
One winner will be chosen at random.
This giveaway prize will be shipped only to US mailing addresses.
This contest will close on February 17th, 12 midnight CST.
*Congrats to Jill!*