Misconceptions About Being Sun Smart

November 21, 2017

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.

To check out our collection, please click here.

 

 



Leave a comment


Also in News

Womens Rashies You Will Want to Wear
Womens Rashies You Will Want to Wear

November 19, 2020

Womens rashies with a difference which you will want to wear all day! Why will you want to wear these rashies? Because of the beautiful on-trend prints and that they are so light and comfortable to wear. Easily styled with swimwear for that perfect beach outing.

Read More

Beach Essentials for Summer
Beach Essentials for Summer

November 02, 2020

Ever get to the beach to hang out for the day and realise you have forgotten something? Having a list of beach essentials to pack will help out big time and give you peace of mind that you have got all the essentials with you to enjoy your day! 

Read More

Sun Care Tips for Spring
Sun Care Tips for Spring

October 21, 2020

Check out our great sun care tips just in time for Spring. Looking after your skin now will reward you big time later in life so there is no time like the present to get sun smart and start investing in your biggest asset, your health.

Read More