There are so many messages out there about being sun smart and protecting yourself from the suns harsh and damaging rays. The best one is slip, slop slap! Slip on sun protective clothing and sunglasses, slop on the sunscreen and slap on a hat. Pretty easy to remember.
However, what many people don’t realise is that with today’s harsh sun, the sunsmart items that you put on need to be specialized for the ultimate in sun protection. Given today’s sun smart ways, there are a lot of products out there which are specifically made to be sun protective. Having them is one thing but using them is another, and then again using them correctly too.
First misconception is sunglasses. All sunglasses are not equal. To really protect your eyes, it is recommended to wear a pair which are specifically UV protective as your eyes are also prone to sun damage. You will find most big brands have UV protection in their lenses and it is recommended to wear sunglasses every time you go outdoors when the UV rating is 3 or above.
Another misconception is with covering up using normal everyday clothing and thinking you are fully protected. You are, but not as much as you think. It has been said that a white t-shirt will give you about SPF 5 sun protection only. To get serious about protecting yourself in the sun, consider getting specific sun protection clothing or otherwise known as rashguards. Sun protective clothing are specially made garments which can block out up to 98% of UV rays if they are SPF 50+, and will go a long way for sun protection.
Sunscreen and application is another important area to be aware of. Most people are routinely using sunscreen these days which is great. However, another misconception is thinking that if you put sunscreen on in the morning you are protected for the whole day. Actually, this is not the case as sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 2 hours and even more frequently if you are going in and out of the water.
In today’s climate, it is becoming more important than ever to protect yourself from the UV rays which can cause serious damage. This is why at Cat&i we believe in offering a range of sun smart rashies to keep you safe and also looking good. Function and fashion are at the heart of what we design.
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Trying to think of ideas for kids Christmas presents or stocking fillers can become a bit daunting this time of year. What to get kids that they will both love and use? How about some sun protection that they will wear time and time again plus look great too!
So if the kids you are buying for love going in the sun, go in and out of water and spend a bit of time outside, this could be a really cool idea to go with.
As summer rolls around and the days get warmer and sunnier, it is time to start thinking about sun protection and protecting your skin from the damaging UV rays. As the sun is getting more intense, the more important it is to take precautions as you will never regret looking after yourself and your family.
Here at Cat&i, we love to enjoy the sun and being outdoors so we have complied a list of sunsmart must dos for this summer to help keep you and your family safe.
Ever looking for ideas of where and when you can wear a rashie to both look great and protect your skin? Well, here are 4 super cool places you can deck yourself out in a chic and stylish rashie and be both glam and SunSmart!
Sitting poolside with friends, sipping away on a glass of wine and indulging on antipasto on a gorgeous summer day. Sounds too good!
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