As summer approaches, it's important to protect your skin from the sun. When you're outside all day with little to no cover, your skin can burn rapidly and cause long-term damage. That's why it's so important that you take steps now to avoid this common problem, like by wearing sunscreen and wearing a hat.
Sun protection, even on cloudy and cool days, is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, excessive sun exposure can lead to skin cancer, which is a growing concern in Europe with an increase in the number of cases.
Sun exposure can also cause premature aging of the skin, leading to wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging. In addition, sunburns can be painful and uncomfortable, and they can increase the risk of developing skin cancer in the future.
Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) is the radiation produced by the sun. The two main types of sun rays are UVA and UVB. Both types of radiation cause damage if they're left to penetrate your skin while in direct sunlight.
Sun protection is particularly important for children, as their skin is more sensitive and susceptible to damage from the sun. It's important to teach children the importance of wearing sunscreen and protective clothing when they are outside, especially during peak sun hours.
There are several ways to protect yourself and your family from the sun's harmful rays. Wearing sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is important, as is wearing protective clothing, such as wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and sunglasses. Seeking shade, especially during peak sun hours, is also important.
Our brands House of Ord - Cape Town and 360Five Everyday share the core value of sun protection. Our UPF50+ hats have been tested in a laboratory for their sun protective rating, which is the highest rating possible for clothing worldwide. These hats block 97,5% of the sun's harmful rays and provide you with maximum UV protection.
In conclusion, sun protection is essential for maintaining healthy skin and preventing skin cancer. It's important to take steps to protect yourself and your family from the sun's harmful rays, and to educate others about the importance of sun protection.
So apply your sunscreen, wear your hat and go out and have fun!