Skin Care

Innovative Ways to Protect Yourself from the Sun

As the world adjusts to a new reality driven by climate change, we human beings find ourselves wrestling with ways we can stay safe. It seems that each passing day brings more news of weather extremes ranging from catastrophic fires to 100 years of floods, from ever more powerful hurricanes and typhoons to the worst droughts in the last 1200 years. It is truly a lot to take in all at once.

With the days getting hotter and energy prices slated to soar, people are going to find that they’ll be outside even more as they seek inexpensive ways to cool off. Increased time in the outdoors translates to more time in the sun. That in turn means that we will have an increased level of exposure when it comes to UV radiation. Given this, it’s more important than ever that we take advantage of innovative new ways to protect ourselves from the sun.

UPF50+ Swimwear

If you are somebody who loves the water and plans to be outside for much of the day, you’ll be happy to know that there is now swimwear that can keep you safe from the sun. This sun protective swimwear┬áis beautifully designed and very stylish and will block out 98% of the UVA and UVB rays to help protect you all day long.

The suits are designed to stretch with you and give you freedom of movement, and their quick-dry technology is perfect when you want to go from ocean to time in the town.

UV Patch

Just as they make patches for nuclear radiation exposure, there’s now a patch available that tracks your UV exposure. This wearable sticker ties into an app and allows you to see the level of UV rays you’ve been exposed to over a period of time.

The patch is flexible and lightweight and can be worn for up to 5 days. Every couple of hours the app will beep and prompt you to scan the patch so you can check your levels.

UVA Protective Car Windows

While windshields are specifically formulated to help block harmful UVA and UVB rays, the side and rear windows of your car or truck don’t adhere to the same standards. If you spend a lot of time driving or sitting in the passenger seat, you’ll want to see about laminating or tinting your windows.

Each state or locality may have different rules about the legality of tinting, so be sure to check local regulations before you get the tinting done. Read more about 3 Key Ways to Care for Your Skin.

UV Reflective Umbrella

If you spend a lot of time walking or out in the sun, you’ll want to check out the UV reflective umbrellas that are available. They can effectively block 98 to 99% of the UVA and UVB rays and they will keep you shaded and cooler too.

Assorted sizes are available, and some are designed specifically for the beach. Remember, though, that the sun’s rays also reflect upon you from the sand.

If you want to protect your body and skin from the harmful rays of the sun, try one of the innovative new products that offer both UVA and UVB protection. They’ll help keep you safe and keep your skin looking younger for years to come.

 

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