The sun is really dangerous, as I have found out.
Luckily, I have discovered this in time…in time to take better care of my skin and myself. But oh, the damage that was done many years ago is something I don’t like to think about.
So for all of you young ‘uns out there, you just have to trust us that it’s not good for you.
Of course, block out is essential. But today I’m going to talk about, and show you some suggestions for, sun protective clothing and accessories. No, not “your grandmother’s style”, but hip, fun, stylish and fun clothing that you just might consider wearing. I am about to order some of these…
My latest find is Coolibar. This was my dermatologist’s preferred brand. All their clothing has a 98% UV protection rate, and 50% UPF (Ultra Violet Protection Factor). Aside from those statistics, they have great styles!
Here is what I am considering at the moment:
First: Cover-ups aka long sleeve help
These are just plain great coverups. You can roll them, scrunch them into a ball, use as shown or as a wrap, behind your head on a plane, or even as a bathing suit cover up.
I have to be careful of my arms at the moment, even with block out, so this is a perfect solution. I’ll just keep one in the car, or carry in my bag.
Second: Beach & Pool Tunics
These are all from another company, Solumbra
These all have 100+ SPF and are made in Washington State
So many hats out there.
I love love love Helen Kaminski.… although I do not love the price tag on them!
Or these hats from SundayAfternoons, another very good resource for protective clothing.
It’s taken me a while to get onto hats; they always seemed too cumbersome and the wide straw brim hats are really NOT good for gardening. Actually, for my gardening I wear a very inexpensive bucket type hat, in orange cotton, from Target. But now I wear a hat when I’m browsing the garden center, going for a walk mid-day, eating lunch outside etc. I have three by the terrace door and one in my car.
A girl can never be too safe, right?
What are your thoughts about all this? Do you have some helpful hints for us?
I’ll be talking about this subject more as the summer season progresses: giving you new suggestions for clothing, cosmetics and hints to help with the sun!