Most people rely on sunscreen for sun protection. They think that there is nothing to worry about when applying sunscreen; but in fact, sunscreen cannot guarantee that you will be completely protected from ultraviolet radiation. Especially for some people who have not developed a good habit for applying sunscreen, they just apply it once before going out and do not reapply after that, so the sunscreen effect naturally weaken. Because sunscreen only protects you from the sun and ultraviolet rays within two hours, beyond this time, you are completely exposed to the sun, so you must apply it every two hours if you are going to swim or do some activities that make you get sweat. For skin safety, you must apply sunscreen after swimming or sweating. Also, it is best to choose a waterproof and broad-spectrum sunscreen that will protect you from both UVA and UVB radiation.
In addition to applying sunscreen every day, very few people realize or consider the UPF 50+ sunscreen. Sunscreen is an effective way to protect the skin from burning but it is the last resort for skin protection. Dermatologists believe that UPF50+ sun protection clothing and wide-brimmed sun hats are the most effective ways to prevent sunburn, skin aging and skin cancer. Wide-brimmed sun hats like bucket hats are very effective at preventing UV damage from your skin and also make you look good in a hat. Bucket hats can be worn by people in all ages.
UPF of 50+ sun protection clothing is considered to be the most effective way to prevent sunburn, skin aging and skin cancer. UPF 50+ clothing is seen by medical professionals to be the primary means of sun protection because it does not rely on sunscreen that needs to be applied to the skin. Ordinary clothing usually has a certain degree of sun protection, but UPF 50+ sun protection clothing only allows up to 2% of UV radiation to pass through the fabric. There are many reasons for using UPF 50+ sun protection clothing as the main means of sun protection.
UPF clothing is also known as sun protection clothing. UPF represents for UV protection factor and is the sun protective rating for fabrics. UPF garments are made from sun protective fabrics and are also functionally designed, which means less skin is exposed to the sun. The UPF rating highlights the amount of UV light blocked by the fabric in question. Thus, a UPF of 5 means that 1/5 or 20% of the UV radiation is able to penetrate the fabric. In other words, 80% of the UV rays are blocked by the UPF. Regular clothing does provide sun protection, but still allows a large percentage of UV radiation to pass through the skin. Since UPF 50+ is the highest UPF rating, it is shown that up to 1/50 or 2% of UV radiation can penetrate the fabric. That is, at least 98% of the UV rays are blocked by the UPF rating 50+. UPF 50+ sun protection clothing is recommended as the best way to prevent sunburn, skin cancer and skin aging.