We’ve all enjoyed simple pleasures in the sun, like an invigorating hike or an afternoon spent lounging in the garden. And while it feels fantastic at first, that pleasure is soon dampened when you notice emerging signs of aging, from fine lines to new freckles.
Even the most diligent sunscreen-wearer can struggle to remember to reapply every two hours when we’re busy enjoying the beautiful weather. So, what if there was an easier, more stylish way to keep those harmful rays from harming your complexion?
Today, we’re talking about Wallaroo Hats with 50+ UPF, making it the perfect accessory to add to your skin protectant arsenal.
The Real Impact of UV Radiation
Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s review what ultraviolet (UV) radiation is and why our skin needs a barrier against it.
UV radiation falls under two categories. UVA rays are the ones that age your skin. They penetrate deep, leading to wrinkles and age spots. UVB rays are the ones that burn, making them the culprit behind that painful red sunburn you might’ve experienced after a day in the sun without protection.
Of course, sunburns aren’t the only cause for concern. Extended and unprotected exposure to UV rays increases the risk of skin cancers, including the deadliest form, melanoma. Even if you’re lucky enough to avoid developing skin cancer, the sun speeds up your skin’s aging process, making you look older.
Finally, everyone is at risk, not just fair-skinned folks. No matter your skin tone or type, UV radiation affects everyone. While darker skin might offer more protection, it’s still susceptible to UV damage.
Broad-Spectrum Skin Protection Goes Beyond Sunscreen
You might think, “I’ve got my SPF 50 sunscreen, so I’m all set for some fun in the sun.”
That’s not entirely true because even the best sunscreen has its limits. They can be easily sweated off, rubbed away, or just forgotten after a splash in the pool. Plus, you must remember to reapply according to the instructions, which can interrupt your fun or go forgotten entirely until you’re already feeling the tell-tale burn.
Combining your favorite sunscreen with protective clothing is the best way to achieve proper broad-spectrum protection by guarding against both UVA and UVB rays.
The Value of Protective Clothing Against UV Exposure.
At its most basic, any clothing provides a barrier between your skin and the sun. Still, typical fabrics can”t do nearly as much to keep you safe as clothing with an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF), which measures how effectively a particular textile blocks UV radiation.
For example, your eyes can suffer from the effects of UV exposure, which, over time, can lead to conditions like cataracts and cancers of the eyelid, including basal and squamous cell carcinoma. That’s why we wear sunglasses to keep our delicate peepers safe from the sun’s harsh rays.
Similarly, headgear like Wallaroo Hats is an extra layer of protection that sunscreen alone can’t offer, allowing only 1/50th (2%) of the sun’s UV rays to pass through without worrying about reapplication.
Introducing Wallaroo Hats With UPF 50+
Wallaroo Hats are specifically designed to meet or exceed the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation requirements for headwear:
- An ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 30 or higher
- Passing test results with the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists method or AS/NZS Standard
- A minimum brim width of 3 inches
The Australian Radiation Protection Agency tests each Wallaroo Hat’s fabric and blocks 96 to 97.5% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
They’re also comfortable and stylish, with a breathable construction that prevents sweaty scalps and a range of designs to fit every style and occasion. From a beach day to a backyard barbecue, Wallaroo Hats literally has you covered.
Give your skin head-to-toe protection with Wallaroo Hats with 50+ UPF protection. Please stop in or call us for styles we have in stock or to place an order at (952) 915-6000 opt. 5.