“The Doctors” on Basal Cell Carcinoma and Prevention

Nov 01, 2011 1 Comment

On Tuesday, October 24, 2011, “The Doctors” TV show aired a segment nationwide about a new skin cancer treatment for basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. This treatment option uses low doses of radiation on a targeted area to kill the cancer cells, going no deeper than the skin. Only a few dermatologists are offering this non-surgical treatment for basal cell carcinoma opposed to micrographic surgery, the current standard for treatment, which can take hours to perform.

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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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Don’t Burn. Learn About the UV Index.

Oct 06, 2011 No Comments

Looking up the UV Index is as important as looking up the weather online or watching the morning forecast every day. Just like the weather forecast, the UV Index forecast tells you what to wear. In addition, it indicates how you should prepare for the sun’s intensity so you can feel comfortable and keep your skin protected while outside.

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Fall Camping Gear

Sep 29, 2011 3 Comments

Coolibar employee and camping enthusiast Amanda lets you in on a little secret to make your days outdoors easier. It also may save you from packing piles of clothes and lugging jugs of sunscreen from place-to-place during every trip to the great outdoors. What’s her secret? …

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Coolibar’s Favorite Looks for Fall

Sep 23, 2011 1 Comment

Take your favorite Coolibar pieces from summer to fall. Scroll through our album of hot looks for fall days that are so fabulous, they’ll blend flawlessly into your wardrobe. You may even see something new in our UPF 50+ line that you’re missing.

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Dermatologist Plea: Use Sun Protection Year Round

Sep 22, 2011 2 Comments

UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays are present year-round, whether cloudy or sunny. By forgoing sun protection in the fall and winter, you may be exposing your skin to sun damage, which accumulates slowly over-time causing age spots, wrinkles or worse. Take it from Dr. Cynthia Bailey who has been practicing dermatology in California for over 24 years. Never tuck your sun protection away, even for a day.

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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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Taking on Colorado Rapids

Aug 23, 2011 2 Comments

Spend a moment with Rose, Coolibar’s do it all extraordinaire, as she shares her exhilarating story of taking on the rapids of the Arkansas River in Colorado.

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Providing Sun Protection to Sailors

Aug 18, 2011 3 Comments

Take it from sailing enthusiast and skin cancer survivor Brenda Scannell, sun protection is important at every age, especially around water. That’s why she’s making it a priority to provide Coolibar sun protective clothing and hats to youth and the greater sailing community at the Quissett Yacht Club in Falmouth, MA.

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Packing for a Day at the Beach (Video)

Aug 09, 2011 No Comments

Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology in Minneapolis tells you what to pack in your bag for a day at the beach or pool.

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