What Is The Best Sun Protection?

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Effective sun protection is essential when enjoying the outdoors, but what is the most effective way to protect yourself from the sun? The best sun protection meets four important criteria: it’s affordable, consistent, effective and safe. Continue reading to learn about the best sun protection to protect against damaging UV rays: sun protection clothing.

Affordable Sun Protection

To be the best, sun protection must be affordable. Sunscreen and UV protection should not be cost-prohibitive, but gimmicky products and inefficient applications can make sun protection more expensive. At first glance, sunscreen might seem more affordable than UPF apparel. However, when you consider cost per application, the price of sun protection can really skyrocket. Fortunately, Rayward Apparel’s UPF clothing is an incredible value given sun protection clothing’s longevity. Plus, it's available for multiple uses instead of a single application. Lastly, even when you need sunscreen, you'll need less thanks to being covered by sun protective apparel.

Consistent UV Protection

Put simply, inconsistent sun protection is poor sun protection. If you forget to apply sunscreen, then you’ve just become extremely vulnerable to sun damage. The same goes for when you run out while at the beach. Or if a quick pick-up game of volleyball turns into post-game drinks at the fish shack, how long will your initial protection last? To ensure consistency with your sun protection, trust sun protection clothing's always-protective measures. While wearing sun protective UPF apparel, you’re covered no matter what the day brings. Plus, you don’t need to remember to reapply throughout the day.

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Effective Sun Protection

The best sun protection is effective, broad-spectrum protection. Broad spectrum protection is necessary to block both UVA and UVB rays. Both UVA and UVB rays can negatively impact your health after even brief exposure. Therefore, avoid lotions that only protect against some UV rays. Instead, choose broad spectrum sunscreens. Likewise, ditch your standard cotton shirt for UV protective blends, like Rayward Apparel’s viscose from bamboo, to ensure non-stop broad spectrum UV protection. If you’re not sure about your clothing’s UV protection, check the label for its UPF rating. Be skeptical of anything without a UPF rating and look for UPF 30 or higher for the best sun protection.

Safe Sun Protection

To be the best, your sun protection needs to be safe—for both you and your environment. Many sunscreens contain harmful chemicals that damage coral reefs and marine life. Even worse, some sunscreen ingredients are absorbed into your skin with harmful or unknown health consequences. Therefore, Rayward Apparel recommends sun protection clothing as your best sun protection because our apparel doesn’t damage you or your environment. Plus, Rayward Apparel’s UV protective clothing is effective both wet and dry. This makes it a safe alternative to coral-bleaching sunscreens with confusing ingredient labels.

Choose Rayward Apparel's sun-safe UPF clothing for guaranteed sun protection that meets all of the criteria outlined above. Plus, you’ll have the comfort and performance benefits of our ultra soft, lightweight sun apparel.

For the best sun protection, choose sun protective clothing. And for the best sun protection clothing, choose Rayward Apparel.