I remember the days when I would bask in the sun for hours upon hours doing nothing but slathering myself with tanning oil every hour. I felt lucky to have skin that tanned so easily and never burned and never thought twice about the damage I was doing to my skin and potentially my health.
Fast forward ten years later and now I have two small kids and more of a brain to know that was dumb. Cancer runs in my family. Granted, no one has had skin cancer (knock on wood,) but cancer nonetheless; and the one thing I’ve learned, it’s we need to protect ourselves. The fact that I never even thought twice about the reprecussions that could come with not using sunscreen to protect my skin and spend as many hours as I did basking in those UV Rays, is terrifying to me now that I know what I could have been doing to my health!
Enter SwimZip into my life. As we get ready to head to the beach for our summer vacation (TOMORROW!!) I knew I wanted swim shirts for the kids. Even though both kids were gifted with my skin and don’t seem to burn, I don’t want to make the same mistakes with them in their young lives as I did with myself.
I was so thrilled to find SwimZip to help make our beach trip a little less stressful. The ease of the front zipper on Lavery’s adorable Ruffle Me Pretty swimsuit makes dressing and un-dressing super easy! Have you ever tried to take a wet bathing suit off a toddler with long hair and who is slathered in sunscreen?
I have. And it is NOT fun.
SwimZip makes summer easy; it takes the stress out of heading to the pool or the beach. As a mom, I want the best for my babies and SwimZip has the best for protecting them from the sun so we can enjoy our time at the pool or the beach.
Aside from the sun safety factor (which of course is THE most important!) The swimsuits are ADORABLE! With a selection from Girls and Boys from toddler through youth 16, they also have a selection for Men and Women too!
I love how the boys swimsuits come with not only a swim shirt, but a matching bathing suit to pair! And at just $29.99 for both, you can stock up on a few to leave fun options for summer! My favorite for boys is the Stud Muffin, I love the stripes!
I also had the chance to learn a little bit more about Betsy, the founder of SwimZip and she is so sweet! She founded SwimZip after being diagnosed with skin cancer herself and wanted to make sun protected easier for adults and kids – something I can whole heartedly relate to! We never think something bad will happen to us until it does, so it truly is so important to protect ourselves and take extra precautions to use preventative measures. I feel so good about promoting and giving business to a company I respect above all else.
What’s your favorite SwimZip bathing suit? Sound off! Chat with me and SwimZip on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram and start getting sun safe.. there are still lots of pool and heach days left for the summer!
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