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By Diana Dias
Posted On Sep 26, 2013

As a Caribbean native who comes from a place surrounded by beautiful beaches, I should be have a better handle on sun protection. I can recall spending a week’s worth of days at the beach wearing minimal to no sunscreen.  At the end of the week, I would pay for my sins with burnt and sensitive skin, then try my best to ease the pain with my go-to; Aloe Vera.

Today, I live as a South Floridian, and I’ve come to develop a heightened awareness of Melanoma and sun-related skin damage. Despite my awareness, I am always on the go and love skincare regimens that are quick and easy.  What could be faster than throwing on sun protective clothing?

Coolibar’s Quality Sun Protection line was inspired by the eucalyptus tree called the “Collibar tree.” which protects against the sun’s damaging rays. I absolutely love this brand:  Its clothes prevent sunburn, skin aging, cataracts, and skin cancer, while providing a multitude of fashionable options.  More importantly, my sun protection application time was cut in half because the majority of my body was already protected.

I tried the “Vera Shore Tunic” in the color Tango while taking my family to the beach.  The tunic was light weight, and comfortable to wear even in the summer-hot sun. I received a few compliments on how well the color matched my skin tone (not a bad bonus). Because I did not plan to jump in the water, this was perfect form of protection for my entire day in the sun. Coolibar’s Sun Protection line is a fantastic option for sun lovers everywhere.

-Diana Dias; Cruzan Native, desperately seeking a naturally fuller head of hair