About Sun Protection
If you do the majority of your swimming outdoors, you should be taking great care to protect your skin from sun's damaging rays. Our range of sun protection options keeps the heat off and minimizes your risk of certain skin cancers.
When it comes to summertime sunscreen, it's all about finding a formula that stays put in aquatic and sweaty conditions. Look for formulas that are both waterproof and high in SPF protection, allowing you and your family to enjoy plenty of carefree time in the water without constant reapplication. Also, be sure to check for UV blocking ingredients, like Zinc and Helioplex. Zinc's unique formula goes on dry and stands up well to heavy sweat and sun exposure. Plus, sunscreens containing zinc don't need to be applied 15 minutes prior to exposure, like most sunscreens. Zinc formulas can be applied right before you get out of the car or leave the safety of your beach umbrella. And for the kids in your family, choose a gentler formula, or one that's 100% natural, to lessen the likelihood of a negative skin reaction.
UV Swim Clothes
While sunscreens are convenient and work great if used and reapplied correctly, UV blocking swim shirts are more consistent and reliable, especially when you'll be in the sun all day long. Sun shirts filter out harmful UV rays as well as an SPF 50 sunscreen can. They give kids maximum protection, without the need to reapply lotion on wet skin. And, for kids just taking to the water, a UV blocking swim vest not only keeps your child afloat in deeper water, but also provides UV 50+ material to help keep their skin comfortably covered all swim long.