Fun in the sun without slathering on the sunscreen?

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Guard against sun damage by covering up correctly. But remember to add the sunscreen as soon as possible. When it comes to blocking out the sun’s harmful rays, certain fabrics are as effective as sunscreen. Stick with bright or dark clothing that’s made of tightly woven fabrics. Remember this rule of thumb: If you can see the sun shining through the fabric — the way you might through a white cotton tee — your skin can see it too (so it isn’t blocking much). Loose-fitting clothing is also more protective because it doesn’t stretch, which might potentially expose your skin. To protect your scalp and face, choose a lid with a three-inch brim that’s made of canvas or tightly woven straw. To make protecting your skin easier, pick up a few key pieces designed specifically with a high UPF rating. Think swim shirt, long-sleeve button-down, and a sarong.

“Since I’m constantly in the sun, I use sunscreen daily.” Maria Sharapova

Posted on June 29, 2017 and filed under fitness.