Sun Protection: SPF vs. UPF

Stay Safe Under the Sun: The Importance of Sun Protection

As summer heats up, it's essential to understand the importance of sun protection to keep your skin healthy and radiant. Sun Protection isn't just about avoiding sunburns; it’s about safeguarding your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause long-term damage.

SPF Sun Protection: Your First Line of Defense

When it comes to sun protection, SPF (Sun Protection Factor) should always be your first line of defense. SPF measures how well a sunscreen will protect your skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn and contributes to skin cancer. Applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 is crucial whenever you step outside, even on cloudy days.

UPF Sun Protection: Your Stylish Secondary Shield

While SPF is vital, incorporating UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing and accessories can provide an additional layer of defense. UPF-rated items, such as hats and clothing, protect against both UVA and UVB rays by blocking them from penetrating the fabric. Specifically, UPF 50+ means that only 1/50th (or 2%) of the sun's UV rays can penetrate the fabric, offering excellent protection.

At San Diego Hat Company, we offer a range of stylish UPF 50+ hats that not only enhance your outfit but also provide excellent sun protection. Our best-selling collection of UPF 50+ women’s hats is designed to keep you safe while you enjoy the great outdoors. These hats are perfect for adding that extra layer of protection after applying your SPF sunscreen.

Explore our UPF 50+ best sellers here and make sun safety a fashionable priority.

Remember: Sunscreen first, stylish hat second, and enjoy the sunshine safely!