Your clothing doesn’t just look great. It also absorbs or blocks harmful UV radiation and remains one of the most effective forms of protection against sun damage and skin cancer.
What’s more, sun-protective clothing is the simplest way to stay safe; unlike sunscreen, you never need to reapply!
Yes, your clothing #shields
you from the sun, but not all fabrics and colors provide equal protection.
Color: Dark or bright colors keep #UVrays
from reaching your skin by absorbing them rather than allowing them to penetrate. That’s why these colors offer better protection than lighter shades.
Construction: Densely woven cloth, like denim, canvas, wool or synthetic fibers, are more protective than sheer, thin or loosely woven cloth. Check a fabric’s #sun #safety
by holding it up to the light. If you can see through, UV radiation can easily penetrate the fabric and reach your skin.
Content: The composition of your fabric really matters. Unbleached cotton contains #natural
lignins that act as UV absorbers. Shiny polyesters and even lightweight satiny silks can be highly protective because they reflect radiation. High-tech fabrics treated with chemical UV absorbers or dyes prevent some penetration from UV rays.
Fit: Loose-fitting apparel is preferable. Tight clothing can stretch and reduce the level of protection offered, as the fibers pull away from each other and allow more UV light to pass through.
UPF: Some clothing makers provide #UPF
labels, which indicate exactly how much of the sun’s rays the garment can shield.
Coverage: The more #skin
your outfit covers, the better your protection. Whenever possible, choose long-sleeved shirts and long pants or skirts.
Activity: Regardless of UPF, if your clothing gets stretched or wet, it will lose some of its #protection
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