• Joan Kosmachuk

Here Comes The Sun -- How to Choose Stylish UV Protective Clothing That Keeps You Covered

Updated: Jul 24, 2019

Summer has arrived and many of us will be spending lots of time at the pool or beach. Applying sunscreen is recommended to prevent burning but an alternative layer of protection using UV protective clothing is a fashionable idea.

UV Protective swimwear is a great option if you are going to be spending a lot of time in the water (not just sitting beside it). Long-sleeved tops and jackets will keep your shoulders and back protected while you are out on the water boating, boarding, snorkeling, fishing or even floating.

While being protected takes precedence over all other considerations, there is now such a wide variety of UV protective swimwear that you can shop for your Seasonal Colors & Style and Body Signature too.

The extra coverage is great for playing on land, as well, to keep you both cool and covered while you sweat -- think about wearing UV protective swimwear while you play beach volleyball, frisbee, or roundnet.

If you're more of a beach chair sort of gal (just give you an Iced Tea and a good book) then you may want to consider a UV protective dress, wrap or pantsuit.

Keep your Seasonal Color & Style, as well as your Body Signature, in mind when choosing your summer loungewear.

And it goes without saying that it's very important you protect your head too. If there isn't an umbrella or shade tree at hand, a hat is the way to go.

A UV protective bathing turban or sun hat, suitable for your activities and in one of your best colors, will keep you stylishly covered.

There are any number of shops on the internet where you'll find UV protective clothing for sale (and more popping up every season) but check first to make sure they have the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Approval.

Of course you can turn any clothing into UV protective clothing with a $4 product called SunGuard. You just add it to the washing machine with normal detergent. This is a great idea for your existing beach cover-ups. But please be aware that the protection only lasts for a limited number of washes and may not be suitable for all fabrics.

Remember, it is important that you still apply sunscreen to any skin that is not covered!

Okay, I think that about covers it. See you at the Beach!

( I'd love it if you'd post your favorite UV protective Beach Outfit in action. Just leave your photo in the comments here or on FB).


Joan Kosmachuk

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