As the number of people who are diagnosed with skin cancer each year continues to rise, more and more people are turning to SPF clothing as a way to enjoy the outdoors and protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays. In addition to the benefits that the sun’s rays provide, there are also dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays that it emits. It’s these rays that cause skin cancer even if people who don’t get sunburned are exposed to UV rays. SPF clothes offer sun protection in the same way sunscreens do, but without the hassle of having to reapply every couple of hours or the concern that it will wash off.
Who Can Benefit from Clothes with SPF?
In one word – everyone. As mentioned above, even people who tan are actually being exposed to dangerous rays. And if you are fortunate enough to never develop skin cancer, you may suffer from another effect of sun damage, premature aging. UV rays reduce the elasticity of the skin, degrades the skin texture, and causes pigmentation. Studies have found that UV rays are responsible for up to 80 percent of the skin’s aging. Although we are all at risk for sun damage, people who will especially benefit from wearing SPF clothing include:
- Children: Children’s skin is thinner and more sensitive than adults. The sun damage they suffer at early ages can increase the risk of serious skin issues when they get older.
- People with Sun Sensitivity: Many people with fair skin have paid the painful price for being in the sun too long or not using proper sun protection. Anyone who has skin that burns easily will love the way SPF clothing allows them to stay outdoors longer and without suffering a terrible sunburn.
- Medications: There are certain medications that people take which may cause a sensitivity to the sun, even for someone who never had issues in the past. These medications include antibiotics, antihistamines, and anti-inflammatories. There are even certain herbal supplements which can lead to sun sensitivity.
- Those who live on water, snow, areas closer to the equator, or high elevations. If you live in any of these type of areas, you are more susceptible to exposure to UV rays. Wearing SPF clothing will offer extra protection as you go about your activities.
bu SPF Clothing
At bu, we’re committed to helping our customers stay protected against the sun’s harmful rays. That’s why in addition to the full line of sunscreens we offer for both adults and children, we also offer the ultimate in fashionable protection with our SPF clothing for you and your entire family.
All our SPF clothing offers UPF protection of 50+, the highest protection available. We offer long-sleeve and short-sleeve shirts, available in both V-neck and crew neck style for men, women, and children. And who doesn’t love a hoodie? We have youth and adult hoodies available, including a stylish women’s hoodie dress. All of our clothing is available in multiple colors and – best of all – is wrinkle-free and maintenance-free.
Check out all of our bu SPF clothing today!