Archive for Wear Sun Protection

It’s All in the Fabric – Coolibar SUNTECT

Oct 21, 2011 6 Comments

The most common question we get from first time customers at Coolibar is “how does your clothing protect against the sun’s UV rays?” The answer is quite simple – it’s all in the fabric!

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Sun Protective Clothing – Your Best Defense Against the Sun

Sep 21, 2011 3 Comments

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, “Clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection. It is our first line of defense against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.” However, not all clothing provides adequate sun protection; you need UPF 50+ coverage.

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Sun Safety for Junior Sailors

Jul 12, 2011 1 Comment

Junior sailors must be able to swim, wear a personal floatation device, and stay calm in an emergency. So where’s the requirement for sun protection? This question inspired the newly released book for pre-teens “Danger At Graves Light”.

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How to Add Sun Protection to Your Beach Wardrobe

Jul 05, 2011 2 Comments

You’ve heard about the dangers of tanning, and worry about UV rays causing skin cancer and wrinkles. You want to protect yourself, but you don’t want to look like a beekeeper at the beach. Sound familiar? We at Coolibar have a few simple tips on incorporating sun protection into your beach wardrobe.

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FDA Updates Sunscreen Regulations

Jun 16, 2011 1 Comment

The FDA recently announced new guidelines that sunscreen manufacturers will be required to follow for over-the-counter sunscreen labeling. Now in order to earn a “broad spectrum” designation, sunscreens must protect from both UVB (burning) rays and UVA (aging) rays. Read on for a summary of improvements as well as how Coolibar can help ease confusion.

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3D dri SUNTECT – Coolibar’s “Coolest” New Fabric

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments

3D dri SUNTECT®, one of Coolibar’s latest innovative fabrics, does more than offer UPF 50+ sun protection. It’s a performance fabric that uses tiny grid patterns to prevent this lightweight polyester fabric from sticking to the skin, enhancing breathability and moisture-wicking effectiveness. Read boating enthusiast Scott’s testimonial.

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Vacation Without the Burn

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

Vacation without sunburn? Yeah, it could happen. To anyone who has taken a sunny vacation, baked on the beach, got a sunburn, and then spent the remainder of the vacation nursing ruby red skin, this is for you.

Jennifer recently traveled to Hawaii to get some rest and relaxation. She also avoided bringing back a flamboyant red tone as a souvenir.

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Make Sure Dad is Covered This Father’s Day

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

If dad loves to spend time outdoors, you may want to consider giving him the gift of sun protective clothing this Father’s Day.

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What is Your Coolibar Beach Style?

Jun 03, 2011 No Comments

Summer is officially here, and as the days grow hotter and sunnier, you’ll need a beach ready ensemble that matches your unique tastes in fashion. Take our Beach Style quiz to determine just the right look to fit your sun-safe lifestyle.

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I’m Only 21, I Can’t Get Cancer

May 10, 2011 No Comments

The second story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. In 2009, Jessi went to a dermatologist to have a freckle removed. A week later, Jessi received a call from her doctor and was told she had Melanoma …

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