When sitting out on bleachers at the ballpark in the summertime in our everyday world,  it’s hot.  Our bodies sweat as a natural cooling mechanism.

Let’s face it, that sweat sitting on your skin feels sticky and damp. This is when we have the temptation is to “release” heat by removing clothes or wearing short sleeves.   That usually will be a step leading you to damaging sunburn.

Comfortable loose fitting UPF 50+ long sleeves in a wicking fabric that can transfer sweat away from your skin.  This will allow your skin to dry and creates a small airflow between your skin and the fabric.  This will help you to feel cool while protecting against sunburn and UV damage.

Wicking shirts with long sleeves can actually help keep skin dry and cool when it’s exceedingly hot.  Remember that your long sleeves are not a replacement for drinking liquids.

Medical professionals will always recommend wearing a wide brimmed hat, as well as UPF clothing.  They also suggest taking frequent shade breaks, using a UPF umbrella for portable shade.  You are also urged to drink plenty of hydrating fluids.

Recommendations are for sleeves that are loose enough for some airflow.  The remaining part of the shirt should also allow some airflow.  With today’s close to the body styles, this is harder to find on the regular markets.