You don’t have to forsake style to protect your skin from the sun. After Rhonda Sparks lost her 32-year-old husband to skin cancer in 2001, she made it her life’s mission to protect her three young sons from the sun and raise awareness about the importance of skin care and sun protection.
After repurposing a traditional surfer rash guard into something more lightweight and fashionable, Sparks founded UV Skinz, a chemical-free sun and swimwear line for adults, kids and babies that actively protects against the sun. Each UV Skinz boasts a powerful UPF rating of 50+, which blocks more than 98 percent of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.
For kids, the bright colors, tie-dye and playful prints on shirts, bottoms, hats, and even shoes, make sun protection fun and educational from an early age.
The adult line of UV Skinz features versatile swimwear, dresses, shirts, bottoms and more that’s also available in plus size for both men and women.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, is responsible for 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 171 people in Arizona alone die of this disease every year.
To find out more about UV Skinz, please visit www.uvskinz.com.