Style Expert Bridgette Raes on Summer Trends in UPF 50+

Apr 26, 2012 1 Comment

Since 2002, Style Expert Bridgette Raes has transformed the wardrobes and styles of hundreds of clients. She is the president of Bridgette Raes Style Group in New York and author of the book Style Rx: Dressing the Body You Have to Create the Body You Want. Her witty, down-to-earth and educational advice has made her a sought-after writer, spokesperson and style expert for many media outlets. Now, Bridgette brings her expertise to the Coolibar Blog to show us how to prepare our wardrobe for warmer weather in a trend setting way.

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Coolibar Communicates the Importance of Sun Protection to Oncology Nurses

Apr 24, 2012 No Comments

The need to limit sun exposure is not always at top-of-mind when someone is going through cancer treatment, so both health care providers and patients need to become SunAWARE. Coolibar wishes to help oncology nurses recognize this.

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Seeing Beyond my Vitiligo

Apr 19, 2012 8 Comments

Vitiligo, a chronic skin condition in which there is a loss of pigment in areas of the skin, affects roughly 2 million people in the U.S. Karl Dunbar can still recall the first day white spots began to appear on his skin. “I was in seventh grade and my vitiligo started to appear on my right hand (on my thumb) and over my right eye,” says Dunbar. “At first, I tried to hide it by wearing gloves.” Now, Dunbar plays an essential role as the defensive line coach for the New York Jets. He also knows a thing or two about becoming comfortable in his own skin.

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Gearing Up for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Apr 19, 2012 1 Comment

May has been declared Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the Centers for Disease Control. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. Take advantage of the wealth of skin cancer prevention resources available next month so you can become SunAWARE and help prevent and detect skin cancers.

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Coolibar Clothing Designer Alicia Pizzo Shares Her 2012 Sun Wear Inspirations

Apr 19, 2012 3 Comments

Women’s clothing designer Alicia Pizzo came to Coolibar in 2011 with the goal of bringing excitement to our sun protective line. Being a clothing designer for Coolibar is extremely personal to Alicia as both her mother and grandmother battled skin cancer. After a year of work, Alicia shares her inspirations for Coolibar’s Summer 2012 UPF 50+ Women’s Line. Read more about Alicia’s designs.

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Hot Hats of the Season

Apr 12, 2012 No Comments

Summer is nearing, and if you’re in the market for a new show stopping wide brim hat we want to let you know what to look for this season. Coolibar trend seeker and buyer Amy Jo Henriksen has spent several months looking for this year’s hottest hats. Hats not only look great, but provide sun protection to keep your skin looking flawless!

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The Best Dermatologist Recommended Methods of Sun Protection

Apr 04, 2012 No Comments

For the past 9 years Coolibar, the nation’s leading sun protective clothing manufacturer, has conducted a survey among the nation’s dermatologists during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), to determine their recommendations for the best methods of sun protection.

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Coolibar in the Big Apple

Mar 29, 2012 No Comments

Last week spring was in the air.  With temperatures in the 70’s in New York City, it felt more like June than March.  The cherry blossoms were in bloom and New Yorkers were out in masses soaking up the summer sun– grabbing their shades and leaving their jackets behind. This was perfect weather to introduce […]

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Elementary Schools Consider No Hat No Play Policy

Mar 27, 2012 1 Comment

Does your child wear a hat on the playground during recess? If not, your child is not the only one. Many elementary schools in the U.S. ban students from wearing hats on school grounds. As a result, children are left exposed to peak ultraviolet radiation on the playground. Read about ways you can protect your children during school hours.

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Dermatologists Agree We Need to Prevent Skin Cancer in Style

Mar 22, 2012 1 Comment

Dermatologists agree that style is just as important as long lasting UPF 50 coverage when it comes to choosing sun protective clothing. This was a frequent comment at this year’s American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Dermatologists often recommend sun protective clothing to patients with sun sensitive conditions, such as skin cancer, but claim patients more often comply when sun protective clothing looks like normal clothing that’s “in-style”. After hearing numerous comments from dermatologists at the AAD Annual Meeting last weekend, Coolibar sun protective clothing has great news for those looking for “stylish” sun protective clothing.

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