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4 Ways That UV Protective Shirts Are Better Than Sunscreen

4 Ways That UV Protective Shirts Are Better Than Sunscreen

You’ve made the decision to spend the day or the afternoon at the beach or on an outdoor adventure. You've packed the lemonade, the snacks, towels, toys, and maybe tunes. You ask yourself "What else could I possibly need?"

The answer is something to protect you and your family and friends from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

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What Does A UPF Rating Really Mean?

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What Does A UPF Rating Really Mean?

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.

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4 Reasons Why UV Protective Sun Hats Are Important For Your Health

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4 Reasons Why UV Protective Sun Hats Are Important For Your Health

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,...

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UV Clothing - Letting You Eat Your Cake & Go To The Beach, Too

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UV Clothing - Letting You Eat Your Cake & Go To The Beach, Too

So with all that good news, where’s the danger? The danger comes from the amount of sun exposure. At the very least, too much sun ends up as sunburn, heat stroke, or heat exhaustion with its tender skin, headaches, fever, and blistering. Prolonged exposure to the sun leads to more serious issues, starting with premature aging with wrinkles, dark spots and discolouring, and ending with cataracts and melanoma. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation states that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.

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Choosing Sun Hats For Babies - 4 Things To Consider

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Choosing Sun Hats For Babies - 4 Things To Consider

In the easy decision category is the choice to make fresh air and sunshine a part of a child’s life. We all know the benefits from an active, outdoor lifestyle. The one blip on that screen is the sun. While providing a little one with 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.

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