Understanding Sun Protection Clothing

I know yesterday I talked about sunscreen.  I'm also one that is supposed to be covered from head to toe given the high sun-sensitivity from the Zelboraf.  So how do I do that - well with a number of things.  Hats, sunglasses, shirts/pants with UPF protection, sun umbrella - you name it!

Below is an answer about what UPF rating is on apparel along with a link to REI's online guide!

Cheers,
Erin

Assorted Hats and Sunglasses 
Sun Umbrella for added protection :)

Rising Temps this week!  ugh 90!

Still trying to capture the sunsets 6.15.12



Q: What is UPF?  REI's Online Guide
A: Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) is a rating system used for apparel. It indicates how effectively fabrics shield skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays. The higher the UPF number, the greater degree of UV protection a garment offers.
UPF is similar to SPF (Sun Protection Factor), the rating system used for sunscreen products. UPF gauges a fabric's effectiveness against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and UVB light. An SPF number pertains only to a sunscreen's effectiveness against UVB rays, the sunburn-causing segment of the ultraviolet spectrum. Most sunscreens include ingredients that shield skin from UVA rays, but sunscreen makers have yet to agree on how to measure that protection.

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