Avoiding Sun Exposure is at utmost importance for all of us.
I just that I cringe at sunbathers and those that go to those nasty sunbeds to get that golden glow. I was one of you once, really I was… and I have to say that correcting what you’ve done to yourself can be difficult and sometimes not only can the damage done be irreversible but it can be life threatening as well.
With the risk of skin cancer we all should be very cautious with the sun. Long gone SHOULD be the days of sunbathing to get that golden sun-kissed glow. The natural appearance of the paler skin should be the desired look! I must say that, to me, this look is a sign of someone who cares for themselves and their skin… maybe it’s because I am a Former Cosmetologist and know the effects of the sun on the skin, but I really do believe that if you love yourself, you should love the skin that you are in!
As some of you know I suffer from Lupus SLE and as a result of this Autoimmune Arthritic illness, I need to be cautious with the sun. Cloudy days, rainy days, snowy days, I am stuck wearing sunscreen on all exposed areas… yes even indoors now, as the new CFL bulbs expose you to UV rays now and soon those of us that are sensitive will be in sunscreen forever as the government bans the incandescent bulbs.
To top it off I am a pale skinned person, living in an area that is over a mile high, and 20 minutes of sun exposure can create quite a burn and/or make me feel very sick. What is a person to do?
Lets, face it, I feel trapped in the sticky goop of sunscreen a lot and I don’t like applying and paying constantly for this heavy feeling permanent coating on my skin all day and all night long. I wear this goop on my skin from when I wake up to just before going to bed at night. And I admit I get lazy at applying it at times, either not bothering to apply it to my skin at all or not carefully catching the ears, back of my neck or just inside the hems of sleeves.
Along came my invite to test out the Sunny Sleevez.
Before I received my Sunny Sleevez, I was impressed that Sunny Sleevez have a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50+ which blocks 99% of the suns rays, that is so very much better than a white cotton t-shirt that only have a UPF of 10 to 15! And Celebrities have reportedly been enjoying their own Sunny Sleevez, for instance they are a favorite of Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman & Colin Firth!
The sleeves come in sizes from petite to large and they come with hand cover or no hand cover, I chose the hand cover in a size medium. I also chose the pink sleevez with the purple ribbon on them. They are so pretty!
I have to say that I used these beautiful sleeves first while outside picking up “doggie presents” (dog poop) and the sleeves where such an enormous break from sunscreen on my arms. I went without sunscreen on my arms and only applied sunscreen to feet, ankles, fingers and my face. The rest of me was covered and I was surprised that I felt cool in the hot sun here while wearing them.
When I was done cleaning up after the dogs, I felt it was time to clean them for the first time… the instructions on washing & drying them are quite simple. Wash in the machine with cold water and line dry. The air drying time on the sleeves took less time than I expected and that was nice to know since they dried well overnight, which let me put them on right away the next morning.
Sunny sleeves do come in many designs and colors, mine are a beautiful pink with a purple ribbon on it, which is the ribbon for Lupus SLE as well as Fibromyalgia (which I have both), so this design was the obvious choice for me.
The sleeves fit very nicely, they felt a little snug at first, but I quickly adjusted to them, they didn’t slip down and in seconds I didn’t even feel like I was wearing them. Occasionally I would look at these bright pink sleeves with the purple ribbon on them and I found myself smiling, hey I may have illnesses but the illnesses don’t have me! 🙂
And I cannot forget to mention the convenience of using you Sunny Sleevez, compared to sunscreen, I don’t have to wait 20 minutes for the sun protection to occur, I just put them on and go. Also, and I don’t have to keep re-applying the product to my skin. The Sunny Sleevez are just an easy on and off and this will help to bring down my bill for sunscreen.
I love my Sunny Sleeves and recommend them for everyone, you know that I often say “use your sunscreen” to you all in many of my beauty related posts… well don’t forget that the aging from the sun will happen to your arms and hands too. The quickest way to tell someones age is to look at those hands & arms folks and taking good care of your skin would hinder that age check. Check out Sunny Sleevez and when you buy yourself a pair, you too will want another pair, so you are never without while you wash one, you will have another to wear!
What would I change with Sunny Sleevez? Only one thing, I would ask that they make some a wee bit shorter for shorties like me that have short arms but heavy arms.
Looking around their site, I know that I also must invest, someday in their shrugs and I wish, oh I wish they had cute sun-hats for Adult Women, their baby sun hat is so adorable!!! I want one, smaller flower and bigger brim… lets make it look Victorian, shall we? Lol And I may be back soon as I can to order their Butterfly Tattoo Sleeve in white, I love that style too!
OH and a wishlist! They have a wishlist and I am putting almost everything they have on my wishlist there… if any of you are feeling generous, take a look and send me something off the list, would you please? Hey and I could review those products too! lol Can you blame a girl for asking?
I recommend that you check out their site and be sure to put items on your wishlist and let people know that you have a wishlist there when they are buying you gifts! And what a great gift any of these items would be for your friends and family, not only a stylish gift but a gift that really does show you care! 🙂
I have to thank the people at Sunny Sleevez for freeing up my arms from sticky goopy heavy feeling sunscreen and letting me see how in love one could be with their Sunny Sleevez. Thank you too for being so wonderfully patient with me as life took a toll on me and my blogging for a time. Thank you so much for understanding, you’re Awesome Sunny Sleevez! 🙂
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.