May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and with Skin Cancer being America’s most common cancer; taking steps to prevent it is key. Some ways to protect yourself from UV radiation is by avoiding tanning, using a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day, seeing a dermatologist, and covering up with clothing such as a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses. Wearing SPF year-round is vital and another way to protect oneself is by wearing swimwear that has built in SPF protection. Undercover Waterwear is thrilled to be able to provide a complete swimwear collection, where all our swim dresses, swim skirts, and swim bottoms have UPF 50+. Not only can you stay fashionable with our modest swimwear but you can also be put at ease knowing that you are protected by the sun’s harmful rays. All of our modest swimwear is sun-protective! So while staying modest and stylish, you're also keeping safe!
Some examples of our modest swimwear that offers sun protection include the Black & White Pixel Swing Swim Dress, which features a one size fits all design that is comfortable and stylish for all your pool-side lounging and swim activities. If you are looking for complete sun protection for your legs, you can choose from the myriad of swim leggings that we carry. From our Long Black Swim Leggings, Blue Colorblock Leggings, and shorter length Swim Leggings, to our Black Swim Shorts, each of our legging and short options offer the sun protection you need.
You might be wondering what UPF actually means and how our modest swimwear protects you from skin cancer. According to skincancer.org, “Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) indicates how much UV radiation (both UVB and UVA) a fabric allows to reach your skin. For example, a UPF 50 fabric blocks 98 percent of the sun’s rays and allows two percent (1/50th) to penetrate, thus reducing your exposure risk significantly.” The swim dresses and swim tops we carry offer this sun protection for both women and girls. In search of stylish swim apparel that will be modest, chic, and prevent harmful rays? You might opt for our Dolman Swim Top or Swim Tie Top. Both these swim tops pair beautifully with our modest Black Mesh Sarong Swim Skirt or Black and White Floral Pencil Swim Skirt. For the perfect swim set, checkout the Blue Floral A-line Swim skirt with the Blue Floral Full Zip Swim Top.
Whether you are actively engaging in water activities or just lounging beach-side; we have you covered. Our great swim dresses allow you to be covered as you go to the beach, a restaurant, or a store. Our Ladies 1/2 Zip Bronze Maxi Swim Dress has a great color block detail on the sleeve and also provides UPF 50+ for full protection in the sun. With the summer upon us, now is the time to take action and be proactive to ensure that you are protected against skin cancer. Modest swimwear allows you to take a deep breath and rest assured that you are protected and stylish at the same time!