Between soccer games, outdoor concerts, travel and everyday moments, we are experiencing life outside more than ever. So, how can we develop a healthy relationship with the sun and stay safe? Experts recommend you start with these top 10 steps for protecting your family and preventing sun damage:
- ALWAYS WEAR THE RIGHT CLOTHES WHEN OUTDOORS
- DON’T FORGET TO PROTECT YOUR HAIR
The sun’s UV rays erode the outer layer of your hair. This breaks down melanin and makes hair dry, coarse, wiry, brittle and breakable. Wear a UPF 50+ hat, always.
- WEAR A WIDE-BRIMMED HAT WHENEVER POSSIBLE
Start at the top and protect your scalp. For every inch of brim you wear, you reduce your lifetime risk of skin cancer by 10%. So a 6″ brim means a 60% risk reduction.
- PROTECT YOURSELF ON OVERCAST DAYS
The sun’s UVA rays are omnipresent at the same strength year-round. Up to 80% of the sun’s damaging UV radiation penetrates clouds and fog.
- WEAR SPF 30 SUNSCREEN OR GLOVES ON HANDS
The skin on the back of the hand is thinner and often forgotten. Prevent skin damage and aging on this sun-prone area.
- STORE A LONG SLEEVE COVER-UP IN THE CAR
Sun-related aging, spots and wrinkling occur right in the seat of your car. UV rays penetrate windows, so wear a UPF 50+ hoodie/pullover with long sleeves for daily driving and road trips.
- MAKE UPF 50+ YOUR BEST ANTI-AGING WEAPON
About 90% of visible skin changes—aging, wrinkles, brown spots and leathery skin—are caused by the sun’s UV rays and can be minimized with Coolibar clothing.
- BLOCK UVA/UVB RAYS WITH GUARANTEED PROTECTION
Millions of sun-blocking minerals are infused at the fiber or fabric level and are guaranteed UPF 50+ to never wash or wear out for the life of Coolibar garments.
- WEAR UV-BLOCKING SUNGLASSES
Eyesight is vulnerable to harm from UV rays. Prevent corneal sunburns, melanomas and aging vision with sunglass lenses large enough to cover the skin around your eyes.
- TRUST COOLIBAR FOR QUALITY UPF 50+ PROTECTION
Clothing is your first line of defense and single most effective form of protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays.