It wasn’t long ago that we published a post titled “The Truth About Sunscreen” reminding our patients of the proper use of sunscreen while also reminding them to wear sun-protective clothing. This is especially true of our children in the summer months. Did you know that the average tee shirt has an SPF of only five (5)? In the past 20 years, there has been more than a 100% increase in the cases of pediatric melanoma.
Regular sun protection throughout childhood can reduce the risk of skin cancer by 80%! To help protect ourselves from the dangers of the sun, we remind our patients to dress in sun protective clothing whenever possible. One of our favorite brands is Cabana Life because of the wide range of stylish options for children, men and women. Their clothing is made of 50+ UV protection through their patented SkinSafe™ Technology. The collection offers a variety of beach essentials including bathing suits, hats, cover ups, tunics, shirts and pants for boys, girls, women and men.
The story behind Cabana Life is inspirational in that at the age of 26, founder of Cabana Life Melissa Marks Papock was diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Having roots in the fashion industry, she realized that she needed to wear sun protective clothing, but found that there were very few options that were stylish and could be worn every day. So she and her husband started Cabana Life and together, they have revolutionized the market through their adorable and comfortable offerings. They have recently made the news in Allure, US Weekly, Glamour, Oprah and People magazines.
Cabana Life is a socially-conscious company that strives to increase skin cancer education through numerous strategic partnership with non-profit organizations. Peraza Dermatology Group is proud to support this brand and as a thank you to our loyal readers, we are offering you a special discount:
Shop on the Cabana Life website and use the code PDG30 at the time of check-out to receive free shipping AND 30% off your order of full priced items (discount does not apply to accessories).
Next time you are in our office, make sure to also pick-up one of the $25.00 off coupons for future orders. Take a look at some of our favorite Cabana Life items below!