Do you have it “in the bag” this summer to protect yourself from melanoma?

Enjoying time outdoors is the number one summer activity, however being outside for too long, unprotected from the sun’s harsh rays, can lead to skin cancer. Long gone are the days of laying out on the beach in the blazing sun, smothered in tanning oil and burning to a crisp. What’s trending this summer? Protecting your skin and looking amazing in fashionable UPF 50 clothing. At Yaffa, we’ve got you covered! 

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Aileen Landes, featured above, is on the beach in The Cayman Islands wearing Yaffa’s newest style this summer, the sun poncho. It’s the ultimate game-changer for enjoying summer fun in the sun. It’s lightweight and compactable, so it won’t take up space in your beach bag, leaving you more space for your summer beach reads and a giant Swell water bottle. It doesn’t wrinkle, so you’ll never give it a second thought when you shove it in your bag on the go. Not only is it an amazing fashion statement, but the luxurious UPF 50 fabric imported from Italy is silky-smooth and cooling. The fabric is “poolworthy,” meaning it’s water-friendly and impervious to chlorine, so you’ll have no worries sporting it poolside.

Besides being an amazing beach accessory, it can easily go into your travel bag or everyday purse. The sun poncho is so versatile, that it can be worn running errands, as a cover-up with leggings for yoga, or even dressed up with some jewelry for a night on the town. The sun poncho comes in a variety of colors from classic white and neutral grey to fun fashion prints.


Heather, a Yaffa Ambassador, is a cancer survivor; Heather was diagnosed with melanoma when she was 21 years old and is passionate about educating women and advocating for stronger, safer sun protection habits. Now she sports the sun poncho, her favorite cover-up, and looks amazing while keeping her skin safe from the harmful Florida rays. Even though Florida is so hot, the feather-light sun poncho is perfect to wear outside, as the super soft fibers wick moisture away from her skin, keeping her cool and comfortable.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Skin cancer is truly an epidemic, but one that can be avoided when the correct precautions are taken. Wearing sunscreen, hats and opting to sit in the shade (even though you may not get the world’s best tan, try a spray tan), are all necessary measures you may thank yourself for later. While there are so many options when it comes to avoiding skin cancer, one option that Heather McMechan believes is essential is to wear sun protection clothing.


Stephanie Falk, a longtime Yaffa customer, from Scarsdale, New York, is getting ready for some travel this summer. Stephanie plans on taking her Yaffa poncho in her everyday travel tote. The sun poncho is perfect for sightseeing because you never know when you will be out sightseeing in the sun for too long or when you just want an extra layer. The sun poncho worn over a pair of travel leggings can transform a boring airport outfit into a major fashion statement.

So while you are shopping this summer for all of your beach essentials, don’t forget to add the Yaffa sun poncho to your cart. With your Yaffa you can be active and fashionable at the same time, enjoying summer days while keeping your skin healthy. 

Yaffa- Fashion in Action! 

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