J was so excited to get his GrUVywear swimsuit in the mail and immediately tried it on and said, "I look like a surfer!" I think that is why he wore his sunglasses. . .to complete the surfer look.
I like GrUVywear because it protects my boy from the sun's harmful rays. Yes, Hispanics (and African Americans for that matter) can get sunburn and skin cancer so they too need to wear sunscreen. I had to look all this up when we adopted a boy from Ethiopia and a boy from Guatemala.
Both of these boys below can get sunburned. People with naturally dark skin are just better protected from the sun because thy have a higher amount of melanin (a protective pigment) in their skin. It just takes a little longer for them to get sunburned. Sunburn happens when the amount of exposure to the sun exceeds the ability of the body’s melanin to protect the skin. (so says the Library of Medicine).
GrUVywear (love that name, highlighting the sun's harmful UV rays) was a big hit with J and me. I want to get David a suit too because GrUVywear comes in all sizes, infant to adult. David loves a surf shirt and likes to wear the tight shorts under a regular bathing suit. But GrUVywear also sells the non tight shorts with UV protection in them.
GrUVywear is offering The Intentional Home readers a 15% discount on all orders placed between now and July 15; just use the code SAVE1548. Their swimsuits are already reasonably priced so 15% off makes them a great deal. Click here if you are interested in checking out all the fun colors and styles of this GrUVywear.
And one more picture of my cute swimsuit model:
Disclosure: I received a complimentary outfit from GrUVyWear in exchange for this post. However, all opinions expressed are my own and J and I really were pleased with the swimsuit. I promise to always be open and honest with you. I only share what I would normally share with my girlfriends in real life.