Women Sunscreen Clothing – An essential step for protection
Runners and virtually all outdoor enthusiasts spend a lot of time under the sun. But all of those hours in the sun put us at an increased risk of skin cancer – the most prevalent cancer in America.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about 90% of non melanoma skin cancers and 65% of melanoma cases in women are caused by over exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
But here’s the good news – skin cancer is highly preventable if you take the right precautions.
No, you don’t have to confine yourself to treadmill running, or becoming nocturnal. Check out these tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation for better sun awareness.
1. Seek the shade
The sun is the strongest between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM. An extra rule of thumb is the “shadow rule.” If your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s harmful UV radiation is stronger; if your shadow is longer, UV radiation is less intense.
With the longer days, try exercising outside in the early morning or after work. Both these timeswill not be as hot.
2. Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen
Be certain your sunscreen has an SPF of 15 or higher for everyday use. For ocean or pool activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Cover your ears, nose, and lips.
3. Apply 1oz. of sunscreen to your entire body
Apply 30 minutes before going outside, Reapply 2 tablespoons every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
Look for a sport-specific sunscreen that’s designed to be “sweat-proof”.
4. Cover up with women sunscreen clothing
Do not forget to include a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Women Sunscreen Clothing can be your most effective form of sun protection, so make the most of it with densely woven and bright-or dark-colored fabrics, which offer the best defense. The more skin you cover, the better, so choose long sleeves and long pants whenever possible.
Many clothing manufacturers offer tops for men and women that are silky smooth, superlightweight, and rated UPF 50+ for sun protection. Available with either
short or long sleeves and in a range of colors, these tops are great
solutions for sun coverage.
Add a good running hat to provide you with a bit of extra shade as well. A Mesh Cap is a great choice – its sun-blocking upper, thermoregulating, antimicrobial X-STATIC® headband, and mesh sides will help you keep a cool head.
So don’t be afraid, go ahead and get outside for a your exercise – but make sure you protect yourself from UV rays.
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