Clothing That Protects You From Sunburn
If you're spending time in the sun, think outside the bottlebeyond sunscreen.
The right clothing can help protect your skin from the sun's damaging UV rays. Choose tightly-woven fabrics and dark colors. Wear long sleeves and pants whenever possible.
Special sun-blocking clothes, which come in many different styles, are a good option. They typically cost about 20% more than ordinary duds.
You can also find a laundry product that wash sun protection right into your own clothes. The cost is about $6 per load, and the effects last through 20 washes.
Don't forget to top yourself off with a hat. Just be sure the brim is wide and goes all around your head.
If you must wear a ball cap, add a bandana to protect your ears and neckcommon sites for skin cancer.
Remember: smart clothing choices are important all year round, not just in summer. Protecting yourself from the sun is something that's always in style.
This entry last modified on: January 25, 2013 2:51 PM
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Clothes are an underused way to shield your skin from the sun's UV radiation. Here's what to look for in the storeand in your closet.