Today there’s a new acronym on the scene: UPF. Ultraviolet (UV) Protection Factor is the number assigned to fabrics and materials used in UV protective clothing. These UV protective garments are manufactured to provide protection very similar to sunscreen.
Looking at these negative effects of the sun, here are four primary reasons to wear a UV protective sun hat:
- Sun hats are the first line of defense against sunburn, sun rash, sun stroke, and heat exhaustion. They will block the harmful UV rays and work to keep your body cooler.
- By blocking UV rays,...
1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.
much needed vitamin D, the sun also comes with some harmful rays. The UV rays from the sun cause damage to all human beings not adequately protected, but sensitive infant skin is especially vulnerable.
While the Stetson, pith helmet, and sombrero still exist today, men also have additional choices. Technology and the clothing industry have joined together to create a whole new generation of sun protective hats for men.