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Sun Blocking Clothing Available At Walmart

Yes, sun blocking Clothing is available at Walmart.  You can outfit yourself or if you have a family, your whole family with sun blocking clothing from Walmart.  

A bit of an explanation on this statement.  I am a faithful Walmart Shopper.  I have found quality products at a fair price.  This is my rule for shopping Walmart or anywhere else, you get what you pay for.

I feel that with some practice you can also have great experiences shopping for sun blocking basics to protect you and your family at Walmart prices. 

Now another disclaimer, we are still in the middle of the pandemic here in my part of central Texas.  Browsing Walmart in person is difficult.  I have gone online to Walmart.com and feel that the descriptions do great justice to the fabrics. So I feel comfortable ordering online from Walmart.

I also feel comfortable with the online descriptions of the sunscreen products.  They seemed to be in line with all the research I have been doing and the chemicals in the products the ones described.                          Please check here for some of the chemical stories of sunscreens

Sunscreens are important in our sun blocking protection plan.  They should be applied before getting out in the sun.  Then reapplied every 2 hours or after swimming or excessive sweating.  As I am out more to work in the yard, once we get to the excessive sweating, it is house time for me!

First Considerations For Sun Blocking Clothing

As the head area, nose ears and cheeks and lips are the first thing to consider, after sunscreen is applied you will need a hat.  A wide-brimmed hat is the first choice here.  I am talking basics here.  But oh my, there sure are some cute hats out there! 

With a brim, the back of the neck is protected some and this is an often overlooked part of the body, and where we have had some surgical work removing basal cell growths.  Yes, precancer, but if the area were protected it might not have gotten that far.  

With baseball-type caps being so popular in our part of the world, ears and necks have been getting too much sun.  So, start moving in the right direction and protect yourself.  There were several selections as I was shopping the online resources of Walmart.com while thinking about what to suggest in this article.  There were nice brimmed straw hats, as well as fabric styles that offered some great protection from the sun for your skin.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are the next thing to consider when getting out in the direct sun.  Your eyes also receive damage when you are out and they are unprotected.  

I know, the Native Americans who first populated this country and roamed and migrated did not have sunshades.  They rarely lived to be 50 years old either.  The damage from living in the bright sunshine did its damage but was considered part of ageing, even when it started in your 30’s.  

Sunglasses have long been considered a necessity in our part of the world for adults, but I am sorry to say not for kids.  This needs to be a serious part of your training with your family.  Your kids need shades as well. 

As long as they have UV protection, and fit so the kids can keep them on, looks will be the most important for them. There are several different price ranges, and in my opinion, should be tried on before purchased.  When ordering online will need to order and return what doesn’t work in shades, as with clothing.  A bit time consuming, but every pair may not fit your youngster. 

sunglasses for kids at Walmart

Shades for kids were thought to be a bit frivolous for kids when my kids were young.  I am so sorry.  I did not know.

Shirts Are Important

As the next layer to consider for sun blocking clothing, shirts.  Here there is a wide assortment of choices.  There are many styles and fabric choices. 

First I feel I need to remind you that a plain shirt will block the sun. Maybe not as well as the sunblocking fabric, but it will he.  It doesn’t have to be treated or woven to block the UV rays.  Anything between you and the sun helps. The tighter woven fabrics will block more of the sun than looser woven ones. 

Some prefer all-cotton shirts, both in tee-shirts and in woven long sleeve shirts as well.  The thicker the tee-shirt fabric the more it blocks the sun.  Denim is more protection than chambray. Heavier and thicker is best.

So, next to consider is what will you wear?  If you won’t leave it on when the sun gets hot, it is not good protection.  You have to wear the shirt to have the help to protect your skin. This is what makes it a good investment to choose sun blocking clothing for your sun exposure days.

Clothing that has been styled for protecting the skin on hot sunny days should be easier to wear. You can stay more comfortable if the fabric is thinner, lighter weight and drys quickly when you sweat it down.  Wearing sweaty wet clothes all day is not comfortable. Plan for this and make it through the direct sun exposure more comfortably for your day outside.

Sun blocking clothing helps block the sun from your skin it is not a miracle fibre, it does not make you cool just because the UV rays are blocked.   You will probably be cooler in lighter weight fabric, but you will still get hot and sweat.

However, the lighter weight fabric will dry quicker, and become more comfortable when it does get wet from water or sweat.  

Regrets felt by a Mom (Me)

I would surely encourage you to think about this important skin protection for you and your family. The consequences are just not worth it. You should give yourself a start in the right direction.

I know that you have been living forever without using anything but sunscreen. I did that too. Now I know better. My family members have spent more time in the dermatologist office that I like to remember. We will be paying for not taking some precautions for our skin for the rest of our lives. The damage is done. We have had pre-cancer conditions that required surgery to remove. Some more than once.

What is next for you

Every time one of my kids mentions visits to the dermatologist to me, I feel guilty. I know, I didn’t know. Now you know. Take care of yourself. Take care of your family. Start putting together your sun blocking clothing to protect your skin from the sun. I do realize that considering all the reasons to stay out of the sun, we probably are not going to do that. I make these suggestions as guides to help you decide where to start with your battle of protecting yourself from the sun.

This information is for the Responsible Adult With or Without Children. What can you do right now that will do a better job of protecting your skin from sun damage and skin cancer? Make a plan. Maybe you can get started.

By Sami

I want to be able to alert others to how the sun affects your skin. Awareness is the first step in learning how to protect ourselves from the sun and the skin cancer that often results.
Help your family get through life without skin cancer issues.

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