Protect Your Skin from the Sun in Style this Summer

Real Style on 02.06.12
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It's that time of year when people start heading south for beach vacations along with getting ready for summer by snatching up the newest in summer fashions as they're starting to hit the shelves (yes, already).  While I always want the adorable swimsuits for my both myself and the kids, I also always want us covered up to make sure they we're all properly protected from the sun. We are a family of very fair-skinned freckle faces, and even the slightest bit of sun often causes a sun burn, but we also love the beach and hate having to leave because we're worried about sun exposure. While my kids are in rash guards 99 percent of the time, I've always shied away from them for myself because they aren't quite as stylish as I'd like. But thanks to Parasol Sun, that's no longer the case.   

This chic line of swimwear offers long sleeve swim shirts, skirts, dresses, and even a cardigan that offer an ultraviolet protection (UPF) of 50 in fabulous prints like sailor stripes, batiks, and florals. A UPF of this rating means that only 1/50th or two percent of the ultraviolet radiation from the sun can penetrate the fabric and reach the skin protected by it. Parasol Sun also offers a line of swim shorts, skirts, and board shorts for girls in polka dots and florals in sizes 2 to 8.

The combination of style and protection doesn't exactly come cheap, but it's not totally out of reach. Prices range from $105 for the basic long sleeve swim shirt to $295 for the long sarong. The line of girls swimwear is priced at $95 to $105. But considering that this swimwear can protect you against some serious forms of cancer and offer you extended time outdoors playing with your children, I'd say it's well worth it. You can't put a price on health and safety or quality family time.

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