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Munich Health – The Munich Times

Summer is around the corner

Tue 17 May 11:05

The importance of Sun Protection

Importance of sunblockMay is my favorite time of year. Nature is again fully awoken and delightful fragrant blooms are everywhere, wildlife is all around us busily getting on with the business of living and the wonderful warmth of the spring sun is glorious to fee …read more

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Beach Chic and Sun Smart: Your Summer Style Sun Protection

Summer’s here, bringing warmth and relaxation; however, long, light-filled days at the beach often also mean overexposure to the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can wreak havoc on your skin, eyes, and immune system. Luckily, you can enjoy yourself without compromising your health — or style — by following our beach sun safety tips.

CLOTHES

When choosing outfits, consider color and cloth: Dark or bright colors absorb more UV than paler shades, and denser fabrics, like denim or canvas, are more protective than sheer or loosely woven cloth. Loose-fitting clothes are preferable to tighter garments, which can stretch and expose skin to the sun.

Some manufacturers provide extra-protective clothing with UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) labels, which indicate exactly how protective the clothes are: A shirt with a UPF of 45 lets in just 1/45th of the sun’s UV.

Try: Long-sleeved shirts, long pants, sarongs.

Avoid: Bleached cottons, silks, polo shirts.

HATS

Basal and squamous cell carcinomas, which comprise over 90 percent of skin cancers, most often appear on the head and neck. Protect yourself with a hat, ideally one with a brim extending at least three inches all the way around to shade not just the face and scalp but the neck, shoulders, and upper back.

Try: Bucket, outback, and tightly woven straw hats.

Avoid: Baseball caps and sun visors (though they are better than nothing).

SUNGLASSES

Certain surfaces reflect UV radiation, so that it hits the skin and eyes twice, adding to your exposure. Sand reflects 15 percent of UV light; water, up to 10 percent; and sea foam, about 25 percent, according to the World Health Organization. Sunglasses with polarized lenses reduce glare, but UV protection is most important in sunglass selection: Choose a pair that filters out 99-100 percent.

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Longsleeve UV Swimwear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW by SunTrooper® UV50+ Swimwear: A selection from our new range of long sleeve UV50+ Rash Shirts with matching Short Sets available for boys and girls in ages 4-9. In Store now.

Todays parents understand the damage from climatic conditions can inflict on their little ones. The precautions that you take today will benefit your children for the rest of their lives. It is reported that the majority of skin cancer damage is done before the age of 10 years.

Now you can do something about your child’s exposure to dangerous UV radiation with the eye-catching SPF50+ UV protective swimwear range from German manufacturer, SunTrooper®. What’s more, your little ones can get that essential UPF/SPF factor of 50 plus protection with style, comfort and quality. Used in conjunction with approved sunscreen, your children can now enjoy the summer sun in safety.

Our new range of longsleeve UV50+ Swimwear uses Italian HighTech swimwear fabrics in nylon and lycra®, certified UV50+ standard of Australia, AS/NZ 4399, blocking 97.5% of UVA and UVB sunrays,  which feels soft and pleasant on the skin, dries fast, chlorine and salt water resistant. Certified Oeko-Tex Standard 100, ideal for delicate young skin.

Now SunTrooper® Longsleeves available at www.shop.suntrooper.com

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Skin Cancer – Clothing

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Wear sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible

Clothing creates a barrier between the skin and the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays and can provide the most effective protection. Loose fitting clothing that covers as much of the skin as possible, such as shirts with long sleeves and collars and long trousers and skirts, are best. But not all clothing fabric is equal. Clothing with a high ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating will maximise protection.

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