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5 Ways to Avoid Sunburn in the Hottest Months


Other than staying indoors out of the sun, there are other ways to avoid the red hot skin that sunburn causes. Some of these would have been completely strange to people years ago but with more emphasis on avoiding melanoma, a type of skin cancer that can be deadly, more and more people are using these methods.


Baseball caps with built-in SPF that keeps dangerous sun rays from penetrating the fabric is built into special caps. Even the sun bonnet that only older ladies wore years ago are becoming more popular. Some of them can be worn in the pool and are not affected by chlorine. Most of the hats have wide brims that protect your face from the sun as well as your head. This is a good solution for preventing premature sun damage to your face that results in lines on your forehead and dark spots on the skin.

Swim suits with more coverage

People of all ages can find swim suits with more coverage that can protect your neck, shoulders, back, arms, and part of your legs. Most of them are made of a spandex fabric with built in SPF of 50 that will protect your skin much longer than if it was exposed to the sun's rays. You can choose how much you want to cover and buy online and in specialty stores.

Swim shirts for boys and men

When you go to the swim club, your neighborhood pool, or to the beach, you are bound to see many men and boys with stylish swim shirts that coordinate with swim suits.

SPF built into non-swim clothes

More and more shirts for women are being made with SPF built into the fabric. These shirts are usually knit fabric and look exactly the same in style as any other shirt. If you are hesitant about standing out with protective swim wear, you can still protect your skin when you are out and about running errands or gardening.

Different types of sun block

Zinc oxide sunscreen is made from a powdered mineral that is applied to the skin. It reflects and absorbs UVA and UVB rays so that the skin is protected. The one downside of this type of sun protection is that they may leave white streaks on the skin.

Melonoma rates are increasing in the U.S. and are expected to continue to increase. Protective clothing can help protect you from having to deal with this deadly form of cancer that often looks like a simple mole on the skin.


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