We loved being outside in nature with our kids, but we also knew that one serious sun burn in childhood can double your risk of developing melanoma.
For adults, UV radiation is responsible for 80% of wrinkles, weakens skin elasticity, causes hyper pigmentation or sun spots, and can lead to skin cancer. Woman who are pregnant are at risk for developing cholasma of the skin, a darkening around the cheeks, upper lip, and eyes, due to the heightened levels of hormones. The sun can be a great source of Vitamin D, but how could we get the benefits of Mother Nature without the downsides? To solve this question, we created Araya, a company committed to finding ways to provide protection for our and our little ones skin, so that we didn't have to hide from the sun. That's the best of both worlds!