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The summer has arrived, and with it the need for the ultimate sun protection Beach Survival Kit!
am an extra shade of chocolate after spending three glorious days beach
combing and cay hopping in Abaco. Though I look forward to my darker
summer shade every year - a testament to all the fun in the sun that
has been had, I do worry about how healthy all that sun exposure is for
my skin. Any change in skin colour indicates sun damage from sun
exposure. Yes, many of us enjoy getting a nice summer tan but the costs
to our skin are great.
This weekend I’ll be trotting over to one
of my favorite Bahamian islands, Eleuthera and going along with me are
my top 3 fashion essentials to keep me looking fabulous, beach ready and
most importantly safe from the sun’s rays.
Large Brimmed Sun Hat
the only part of my body I slather with sunscreen religiously is my
face. Years of seeing a dermatologist and the fight for perfect skin has
trained me to never leave home without it!
In addition to
sunscreen for your face, a large brimmed sun hat provides great
protection from the beaming sun on a long stretch of idyllic beach. The
sun is most intense from 10am - 4pm, prime beaching hours. Donning a
protective wide brimmed hat shields your face, head, ears and neck from
Sun Protective Clothing
Sun protective Clothing by Mott 50
clothing is created equal. There are a number of factors that determine
how much sun protection your clothing provides. The weight, type of
fiber, tightness of the weave and even color can affect just how much
protection you are getting.
Oddly enough typical beachwear is
lightweight, light colored and loosely woven, all poor characteristics
if you are counting on your clothing to protect you from the sun.
protective clothing is treated with a chemical sunblock during
manufacture. Everything from running suits to sandals are now available
in sun protective UV materials.
When sun protective clothing is
hard to come by, you can even wash sun protection into your clothes!
Sunguard is a laundry additive that contains the sunscreen Tinosorb®
added to laundry detergent, it decreases the amount of UV radiation
that penetrates fabric and reaches the skin and lasts approximately 20
Sunglasses with UV Protection
of us choose sunglasses for fashion more that function, ultraviolet eye
protection is important. Choose sunglasses that block 99-100% of UVA and
UVB rays. Large lenses offer more protection as well, perfect since
over-sized frames are still all the rage.
Though it’s tempting to
snag a pair of $10 designer look-alike frames - steer clear of those
sunglasses that offer no UV protection. If no mention of protection is
listed on the label then no protection is provided.
lenses reduce glare and really make the beautiful colors of the Bahamian
seascape pop! however unless polarized sunglasses are specifically
treated with a UV coating they too offer no ultraviolet eye protection.
hat, sun protective clothing and large sunglasses that block
ultraviolet rays are top on the list of fashion essentials to stay safe
while enjoying the sun. Even if the weather is cooler and slightly
overcast, the sun’s UV rays still harm the skin. So protect your skin
and most importantly have fun!
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