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There are many ways to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays including wearing sunscreen, avoiding tanning booths and limiting exposure to the sun between the hours of 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
But did you know that wearing sun protective clothing provides another line of defense in reducing your risk of skin cancer and help prevent premature skin aging?
In Part III of our ‘Sun Protective Clothing’ Series we answer the question, ‘Where Can You Find Sun Protective Clothing?’
Where can you find sun protective clothing?
More and more companies are making sun protective clothing.
Some of the more popular brands of sun protective clothing are: Solbari, Lilly Pulitzer, Mott50., Janessa Leoné, Cabana Life, Coolibar and Baleaf.
These brands can be found online, on Amazon and sometimes at your favorite department store.
If shopping for clothes without a UPF rating, keep these things in mind:
• Dark or bright colored fabrics absorb ultraviolet rays, providing better protection than
• Fabrics that are densely woven – such as denim, canvas or wool offer more protection than loosely woven cloth.
• Shiny fabrics offer more protection because they reflect ultraviolet rays.
• Loose-fitting clothes offer more protection than tight-fitting clothes simply because when stretched, the fibers in tight clothing separate and enable more ultraviolet rays to reach the skin.
• Long-sleeved shirts, long pants and long skirts offer more protection than short ones. The more skin that’s covered, the better.
For more information about sun protective clothing or to schedule a skin screening appointment with Dr. Price or one of our skin care professionals at Price Skin Clinic, please call 601.992.3996.