Protect Your Skin From Sun Damage Before It`s Too Late!
I don`t know about you, but I simply loove sunny weather! There is something about a bright sunny day that just brings out the best in me. But I must confess that I don`t always protect my skin the way I should... And I am sure that I am not alone when it comes to this - there are literally millions of other men, women and children who do the same, and this is bad!
But it gets worse... In some cases (time of day when sun is the strongest), wearing only sunscreen is far from enough. You should look into other ways and means of protecting yourself. One of these ways you can protect yourself is wearing sun protective clothing. Bet you didn`t see that coming. And I can almost hear you asking "What?! How is clothing going to help me with sun protection?" Well, sit tight and keep on reading, you are about to find out.
Sun Damage Stats
Before we go ahead and talk about protective clothing, I want to take the time and talk about some stats about sun damage and skin cancer (source: http://spots.wustl.edu/SPOTS%20manual%20Final/SPOTS%20Manual%203%20Statistics.pdf):
- More than 90% of all skin cancers are caused by Sun damage
- One severe sunburn at a young age more than doubles the chance of developing a skin cancer
- Tanning beds are at least as (probably) more dangerous than Sunlight
- from 1950 to 2001, incidents of melanoma increased by an incredible 690%
Now, I didn`t mean to scare you with these stats, but as you can see for yourself they are quite serious! Hopefully, this will ensure that the following words you read make a longer lasting influence on you.
Sunscreen For Men
If you read the article on our home page, you know that male and female skin are very different, so picking just any skincare product will not be the best idea... You should pick one that is specially formulated for male skin. Other qualities you should look for in a good male sunscreen are:
SPF - SPF stands for Sun protection factor and you should aim for sunblocks with SPF of at least 15. This will provide you with solid sun protection but you should also regulate the amount of your sun exposure
Water resistance - this is a property most people neglect and by the time they get out of water, the sunblock is washed away, so they are left at the mercy of the relentless sun, basically unprotected
Ingredients - every goof cream features several crucial ingredients, these are zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and ecamsule.
And finally, we come to the sun protective clothing section of the article!
First of all, you need to learn more about sun protective factor. This is a number which basically measures how much UV radiation can penetrate the clothes. So the math is clear - look for clothes with highest sun protection factor (50 is a good number!).
Another crucial bit of information you need to consider is certification. If you want to make sure your clothes is capable of doing a good job of protecting you from sun, you need to make sure that the clothes has proper certification.