Sun Protective Clothing

Sun Protective Clothing is specifically tailored for protection from harmful UV rays of sun. Exposure to ultraviolet radiations can cause premature skin aging, sunburn and skin cancer. The sun damage caused is cumulative and continually adds up throughout the life. Sun resistant clothing is made from high quality fabric, rated for its UV protection level. The fabric used is tested with UV-inhibiting elements to measure its effectiveness. These sun safe clothes provide a physical barrier between skin and the sunlight. Unlike sunscreen, they need not be reapplied. The more the skin is covered with them, the better is the protection from sun. Health Products For You offers a wide range of sun protective clothing from various top-selling brands like Kool Max, Cool Comfort, Cool58, CoolFit, etc.

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What is UPF Rating?

UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor is the rating system used for sun protective clothing. It is similar to SPF (Sun Protection Factor) used for sunscreens. UPF provides protection against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. It measures the effectiveness of fabric. The higher the UPF rating, the better is the sun protection.

Sun Protective Clothing

Features of Sun Protective Clothing

UV filter clothing gives control over the overall level of UV exposure. Most of these clothing possess the following features:

  • Larger coverage: Sun blocking clothing is tailored in such a way to provide maximum coverage area. There are hats, neck bands, wrist wraps, etc. available to cover areas that cannot be covered with shirts or jackets. 
  • Looser Fit: Sun resistant clothing is usually loose fitting because a garment that is stretched can become less effective in blocking UV rays. 
  • Ventilation: There is enough ventilation provided in the sun safe clothes to prevent the heat built up due to tight weaves and thick fabrics. 
  • Quick-drying fabric: Wetness can lead to a reduction in UPF rating of fabrics. So, sun protective clothing is usually made up of fabric that dries out quickly.

Who can benefit from Sun Safe Clothes?

Sun protective clothing usually provides UV protection to everyone, but it is especially beneficial to:

  • Sun-sensitive people with fair skin, who burns easily 
  • People with dark skin tones, who can develop skin cancer 
  • Children with thinner and more sensitive skin 
  • People taking medications like antibiotics, antihistamines, anti-inflammatories, etc.