Blue Lizard Blog — UPF clothing

Sunscreen shouldn't be your only defense against UV rays

Oct 19 2016 Blue Lizard cover up sun clothing sunburn sunscreen UPF clothing

Sunscreen is just one part of practicing good sun safety. One other important part is the clothing you wear when outdoors. However, all clothes are not created equal when it comes to sun protection. While most fabrics disrupt UV radiation to some degree, it’s important to understand the differences in order to make good clothing choices for when you’ll be outside for extended periods of time. There are a several factors that determine how effective your clothes are in protecting you from sun damage. A tightly woven fabric such as cotton makes it difficult for UV rays to reach your...

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