Sun Safety Facts
While there are many reasons to be wearing sun protective clothing, here are 6 of the simplest and best reasons to be adding it to your wardrobe and your family's packing list when getting ready for that sun drenched vacation (or simply a standard sunny day at home):
- Sun damage is cumulative - once the damage is done it is done. It does not fade away over time even if it looks like it does, but instead adds on to whatever damage has been suffered in the past.
- 80% of lifetime skin damage occurs in the first 18 years. Kid’s one-piece suits are a great idea for protecting younger children in these critical years of exposures.
- 90% of all skin cancers are caused by the lack of proper sun protection and are detectable and preventable. Sun protective clothing is a great way to endure long exposure in the sun and decrease the worry of damaging side effects.
- Bottled sunscreens can be too easily washed, rubbed or wiped off. Protective swim wear gives you more time to enjoy the beach instead of constantly reapplying sunscreen all over your body.
- Cotton T-shirts do not provide adequate protection, some as low as SPF 5 and even lower when wet. High quality Rash Guard Shirts provide 50+ UPF protection wet or dry.
- Pediatricians and dermatologists agree it is essential to provide the best sun protection. This not only includes shirts and shorts, but also protective hats for kids and adults in addition to properly applied sunscreen.