Summer is approaching and sun protection is important. Coolibar is my preferred choice, with a lifetime UPF 50+ guarantee in all Coolibar clothing, swimwear and hats its insurance to protect my skin and my kiddos’.
Last October, a visit to the dermatologist left me with three shots in the face and a scalpel that removed moles and spots. One above my eyebrow, one on the tip of my nose, by my nostril and the third, on the side of my nose. It was a painful ordeal and sadly, the one next to my nose left a deep scar. It’s made me even more committed to covering up and protecting my skin, while doing my part to keep my children from experiencing what I have.
Many summers ago, The Beauty Queen, who is dark complected, insisted she did NOT need sunscreen at the pool. We went the rounds and in the end, I elected to be a house of consequences rather than spoil her day. It was the first sunburn ever for her and she hated it.
She is still not big on sunscreen, but I can get her to wear a UV Swimwear shirt, or as they’re called in Australia “rash guard”. These swimwear shirts were originally developed around the Great Barrier Reef, where sun can be brutal.
My kiddos love the short-sleeve and long-sleeve options, the comfort and slightly loose fit and I love the UV protection.
Coolibar uses aqua SUNTECT, a UPF 50+ swimwear fabric: incredibly lightweight yet durable, even in salt or chlorine water. Four-way stretch, superior breathability, quick drying. Learn more about SUNTECT® sun protection
Coolibar offers a great selection. Check out their short-sleeved swimwear shirts for the protection you need this summer. It features:
- Half-zip neckline for easy on and off
- Shape-preserving four-way stretch knit
- Chlorine and saltwater-resistant aqua SUNTECT® fabric
- Easy care: machine wash, line dry
- 23 1/2″ body length (size medium)
- Rated UPF 50+
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