Sun protective clothing is made with fabrics that shield your skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. When looking for fashions that help protect you from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays look for the UPF number. UPF is similar to SPF (Sun Protection Factor), the rating system used for sunscreen products. The higher the UPF number the greater degree of UV protection the garment will give you. A UPF of 15 is good but 50+ is excellent. Sun protective clothing is constructed with denser fabrics, specific types of dyes plus some are treated with other chemicals that can boost a garment’s UPF rating. Polyester does an excellent job at disrupting UV light, nylon is good, wool and silk are moderately effective, cotton, rayon, flax and hemp fabrics score low without added treatments. Unbleached or naturally colored cotton protects better than bleached cotton. Summer weather means more exposure to the sun. This is a good time to do an Internet search and add some sun protective clothing to your wardrobe. Learn more about Sun Protection Clothing Basics at REI.
Foxy Sun Protective Clothing
If you are looking for foxy sun protective clothing a clothing line Mott 50 exceeds the average garment by offering stylish, relaxed apparel and accessories with a certification of 50 UPF (ultraviolet protection factor).
Is sun protective clothing important?
Sun protective clothing protects us by absorbing and / or blocking ultraviolet (UV) rays. It is important for preventing aging and skin cancers. The more skin covered, the better. Long-sleeved shirts cover more skin than short sleeve or sleeveless tops. Long pants protect more skin than shorts and high neckline tops or collars protect more than low necklines. Look for sun protective clothing, certified to have an UPF*.
Sun, Sea, Sand and Sunscreen
For those of you who are vacation ready and heading off to a sunny sea location to decompress, here are some important items that must not be left off of your checklist. Let’s start from head to toe.