It’s no secret that the most effective protection against the sun is the protection that you wear.
Ever heard of sunscreen? Of course you have. It’s been around for nearly 90 years. It’s a good form of protection from the sun, but there is one catch to its effectiveness – It must be reapplied every two hours. Sunscreen paired with other forms of protection works wonders, but alone it’s just not enough. For that reason, you won’t find any products with SPF in our top 5.
UPF 50+ clothing and accessories, on the other hand, provide the most effective form of sun protection because there not as much of a commitment as sunscreen ends up being, won’t wash off due to water or sweat, and always applies to UVB and UVA rays.
Still trying to figure out the difference between UPF and SPF? Check out our blog on it.
Follow these 5 tips to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.
1. Wear a wide-brimmed hat
Choose a hat with a 3-inch or greater brim to protect your face, scalp, ears and neck.
2. Switch Out Everyday Favorites
Swap everyday favorites for long sleeve UPF 50+ shirts.
3. Add UPF 50+ Coverage
Add coverage to short sleeves when lounging outdoors or performing workouts.
4. Protect Over-Exposed Hands
Keep a spare pair of UPF 50+ gloves in your car to protect your hands.
5. Use Sun Blankets for On-the-Go
Pack a UPF 50+ sun blanket for handy sun protection when you’re out and about.