Welcome To “The Sun-Savvy Wardrobe” an interest that has sprung up along the path of learning how to protect our skin from the sun.
This is a change in focus from suggesting you purchase UPF clothing for every skin protection scenario.
There are times you can stay safe while using what is in your closet.
There are some things to learn about how to choose the most protective of the garments you already have.
You don’t get the guarantee of skin protection from normal items. You have to do your homework and learn how to tell which are the better sun-blocking garments.
Using your sun-savvy can save you a good bit of money. However, there are times when a UPF-rated garment is in order. As I have learned to know the difference in what I need, my purchases for UPF clothing have been limited.
As you continue to learn about sun-blocking needs, you will realize how your lifestyle exposes you to UV rays.
Keep in mind how to shop in your closet for what you need.
Your “Sun-Savvy Wardrobe”
You know, the one in your closet. We all have some items that will protect us from the sun. Some of these garments will protect better than others.
I’m excited to share some of the “Sun-Savvy Wardrobe” things I have learned.
These suggestions can help guide you to keeping your skin safe without burning a hole in your pocket.
My goal is to help you discover the power of your own wardrobe when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun. We’re not just talking about shielding yourself from those UV rays.
I’m here to show you how to do it using clothes you already own, and why it matters, especially if you’re not quite sure where to start.
Understanding The Mission
In a world where terms like “UPF” might sound like a secret code, and the idea of sun protection might be a bit unfamiliar, we’re here to make it simple.
My mission is to help you make choices that not only care for your skin but also make good sense for your budget.
Skin protection from the sun is important for everyone. These suggestions work for yourself, as well as all your family members.
We believe that everyone deserves effective sun protection, no matter their level of knowledge or the size of their wallet.
The internet is made of different ways to get us to take out our credit cards. However, sometimes, that won’t be necessary. Sometimes we may already have what we need.
Remember our parents were able to keep their skin intact, with no skin cancers along the way. Actually, I have to go back to my maternal Grandmother to use the cancer-free label.
Mom had skin cancer develop on her upper chest while in her late 80’s. It was located at the point on her chest where the sun would hit when wearing a buttoned shirt. My parents were country people, and Dad loved getting out and driving there in their farm country.
They loved a good drive after retirement, and spent many afternoons, driving. The sun through the windshield finally did its deal. The one incident was all she had. Her treatment was a success.
I hope to have as few issues as she had, throughout my life. However, I have already had so many removed. My kids have more than me! We have to protect our grandkids!
Why Sun Protection Matters
Maybe the whole idea of sun protection is kind of new to you, and that’s perfectly okay.
It’s not just about avoiding a sunburn. It’s about taking care of your skin in the long run.
Healthy skin isn’t just about looking good; it’s about feeling good too.
As you are learning about the sun protection you already have in your closet, keep tuned for more information. This is something that should be on our radar.
Think about skin safety when you dress for the morning. Have a plan for what if? Also, check your closet and the garments already there. You may have almost all you need.
However, make yourself aware of the better choices for you. If you are aware of the better choices to be out in the sun for a while, it will make protecting your skin easier.
Don’t let yourself ignore the sun’s UV rays dangers and get skin damage.
How To Make Better Decisions Choosing Sun-Savvy Garments
Let’s start with understanding your wardrobe’s best sun-ready clothing that is already in your closet.
Do you already have most of what you need to protect your skin from the daily sun and its always present UV rays?
What’s in Your Closet? Let’s Find Out!
- First things first, let’s take a look at your clothes. How about double-checking labels to help guide you in spotting items that are like secret agents against the sun? You might be surprised at how many you already own.
- Sun-protective fabric, know which fabrics to look for when you check labels. It isn’t hard, but there are some basics to know. You do need to inform yourself a little about fabrics. Some fabrics naturally do a good job of keeping out the sun. Knowing what they are will help you make better choices.
This is the secret word to look for on shirt labels, polyester! There will be more about the fabrics in future posts. I just wanted to get you started. There is also some good information here.
Guys, don’t whimp out! Fabric content is on the label, you can read it. It is not impossible for you to learn a new word or two and what they can do to protect your skin.
Decoding UPF Numbers
Finally, this part got easier!
First off, UPF is the rating for clothing. SPF is the rating for sunscreen.
UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) is a rating system.
It is used to indicate the effectiveness of clothing in protecting against ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.
The higher the UPF rating, the greater the level of UV protection.
Here is a general guide to UPF ratings:
|UPF Rating||UV Protection|
Please note that clothing with a UPF rating of 50+ is considered to provide excellent protection against UV radiation.
It’s important to choose clothing with a UPF rating that suits your needs, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors.
Color Can Be Important
Keep in mind that UPF ratings may vary depending on the fabric and color of the clothing.
Darker colors and tightly woven fabrics generally provide better UV protection.
Additionally, clothing with a UPF label has been tested and certified for its UV protection properties.
- Ever heard of UPF? It’s like a superhero rating for fabrics.
The guarantee that a UPF-rated item of clothing often comes with a price tag. When you are shopping in your closet you do not get this guarantee.
But what is that guarantee worth to you if you don’t know how to correctly use the garment? You may get your money back, but you still have a sunburn that can’t be undone. It is yours for life!
Help You Make Better Choices From Your Closet
There is more than a label needed to protect you and your family from the sun. This is where sunblockingclothing.com will help you learn the secrets to protecting your skin.
- We’ll explain it in a way that makes sense so you can pick clothes that are like little shields against the sun.
- High vs. Low UPF What’s the Difference?
- We’ll help you tell the difference between fabrics that are really good at protecting you and those that might need a bit of backup.
- DIY: It’s Easier Than You Think!
- We’ll show you how to turn your regular clothes into sun protection heroes with simple and budget-friendly do-it-yourself tricks.
- Quick Fixes: Making Your Clothes Sun-Smart
- We’ll share easy tricks you can do right now to make your clothes better at keeping the sun away.
Sami’s take on “Welcome to The Sun-Savvy Wardrobe”
- You don’t have to choose between style and sun protection.
- We’ll help you find the garments that not only look good but also keep you safe from the sun, that are already in your closet.
- Your Sun-Savvy Wardrobe that is hiding in your closet.
- Ever heard of a capsule wardrobe? We’ll guide you in creating a small collection of clothes that cover all your bases—keeping you stylish and sun-safe. With the help of items already in your closet, you can have exactly what you need.
In the upcoming posts, we’ll take it step by step, offering practical tips, and sharing what is working for me in my family. We are a family who have sun-sensitive skin members who have had to make some changes.
This can help become a friendly roadmap for turning your closet into a sun-smart sanctuary.
Are you ready to feel confident that you are protecting your skin from the sun? And, please feel free to ask any questions along.
Thank you for reading,