The Importance of Year-Round Light Protection: Why We Love UPF Clothing

As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, it’s easy to remember the importance of sun protection. We lather up with sunscreen, wear wide-brimmed hats, and seek shade whenever possible. However, many of us tend to forget about sun protection during other times of the year or when we’re not directly in the sunlight.

But did you know that UV rays are present year-round, even on cloudy and overcast days? And they can still reach your skin through windows and clothing. This is why it’s important to invest in UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing that provides continuous protection from harmful UV rays. We know that cumulative light exposure leads to significant sun damage over time, and UVA rays are present year round.

UPF clothing, also known as sun-protective clothing, is designed with special fabrics that block UV rays. These fabrics are rated according to their ability to prevent UV radiation from penetrating through them. For example, a fabric with a UPF of 50 will only allow 1/50th of the UV rays to pass through.

So why should you consider investing in UPF clothing? Here are some facts and tips from reputable organizations such as the Skin Cancer Society, Skin Cancer Foundation, and AAD (American Academy of Dermatology):

  • ol]:!pt-0 [&>ol]:!pb-0 [&>ul]:!pt-0 [&>ul]:!pb-0″ value=”3″>Wearing UPF clothing is particularly important for people with fair skin or those with a history of skin cancer. It can also benefit anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors, whether it’s driving, for work, or if you’re a runner, hiker, etc.
  • ol]:!pt-0 [&>ol]:!pb-0 [&>ul]:!pt-0 [&>ul]:!pb-0″ value=”5″>Unlike sunscreen that needs to be reapplied every few hours, UPF clothing provides continuous protection without the need for reapplication. This makes it a convenient and reliable option for sun protection.
  • Investing in UPF clothing is a smart move for protecting your skin on a daily basis, your future self will thank you. Keep in mind that as the saying goes: prevention is better than cure. Don’t wait until it’s too late to start protecting your skin.

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