Did you know that you actually CAN still get sun damage through your clothing? It’s hard to believe… but it’s true! If you are trying to figure out what type of apparel to order for your outdoor company picnic or any event that is taking place outdoors, UV protected clothing is the perfect choice.
Most clothing items have ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) numbers as low as 8, which means almost 20 percent of UV radiation is passing through the garment onto your skin. We offer short and long sleeve t-shirts and hats that are considered UV (UPF 30+) protected.
UV protected clothing is made specifically to protect your skin from harmful rays. While normal clothing can shield your skin from getting sunburn, it is highly recommended to choose clothing with UV protection if you are relying on your clothing and not wearing sunscreen all over!
Sunscreen should always be applied under your clothing, but people often forget to do this. So why even worry about it too much when you could be wearing something with UV protection? There are a few reasons why you should choose UV protected clothing items over any other if you’re planning on spending time outdoors.
Sunscreen can feel wet and sticky underneath your clothes, and no one wants to feel uncomfortable when they are out in the sun all day. Say you’re planning an event on the beach and will be in and out of the water all day and might forget to re apply your sunscreen, these clothing items can do the job for you!
Shielding your skin from the sun is a major must-do during the hottest months of the year. You may not have been aware of how often the sun really is harming your skin even when you are completely covered. So whether you’re planning a stag and drag or your company’s summer picnic, take into consideration that while it might feel like a normal t-shirt is protecting you from the sun, it might still be doing some damage.
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Contact one of our sales reps to order your UV protected clothing today!