Hats for SUN and FUN
Well, it’s that time of the year when the beautiful hot summer SUN beats down on us offering positives and negatives. We need and want the sun to shine – as we protect ourselves from the harmful rays. The UVB rays are considered the "tanning ray" as they are at their strongest in northern hemisphere summer months or when parts of the earth orbit closest to the sun – this is the time we enjoy and protect ourselves.
Skin damage from sunlight builds up with continued exposure, whether sunburn occurs or not. In addition to skin cancer and sunburn, other effects can include wrinkling, premature aging, and in time, an almost leathery appearance of the skin. Research also suggests that excessive exposure to UV radiation may interfere with the body's immune system.
When you are at the park, beach or pool, cover exposed areas with tightly woven clothing and wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your head and face.
Wearing sunblock/sunscreen with a higher SPF helps with protection from the harmful rays – although it is not a fool proof shield of protection. You have to step it up and take all the precautionary measures to protect yourself.
The FUN part is to pick and choose your favorite hat or hats! Wear what shelters you most – yet, bring it on with your originality of a hat that works best for you! Big, fun, floppy, brimmed, straw, material, colorful or neutral – choose a hat that is all about you!
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Have FUN in the SUN!