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Survivor at Sea

Like many cancer survivors, Diane Selkirk is being monitored for recurrence and is taking appropriate precautions. Unlike many others, she is doing it while sailing around the globe.

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By Jen A. Miller

Your Skin’s Best Friend

By Jen A. Miller


Maia in a sun-protective jellyfish suit while at anchor in Agua VerdeOne way melanoma survivor Diane Selkirk protects her skin is to wear what’s known as technical clothing.

One of her favorite brands is Solumbra, which makes clothes with SPF 30 and higher that block more than 97 percent of both UVA and UVB rays.

She’s not limited to only rash guards—those shirts surfers wear to protect their chests while paddling. “They have more drapey fabrics that look pretty,” she says.

Various manufacturers make hats, jackets, pants—even dresses and skirts. Maia has coined a name for her technical clothing: jellyfish suits.

 

(photo: Courtesy of Diane Selkirk and Evan Gatehouse)