Be Sun Safe

What You Wear Can
Help Protect You From The Sun 

 

Regular clothing can offer some protection from rays, and the more skin you cover, the better. Think long pants and long-sleeved shirts with a high neckline or collar to protect the back of the neck and a hat with a 3” or wider brim all around to block up to half of all UVB rays from eyes and eyelids.

UPF:
Clothing’s Sun Protection Indicator

You can greatly improve the degree of protection with clothes specifically designed for sun protection. Look for clothing branded with a UPF or Ultraviolet Protection Factor number, which lets you know what fraction of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can penetrate the fabric.

For example, clothing with UPF 50 lets in just 1/50th of the sun’s UV radiation.

Resource: The Skin Cancer Foundation