You don't have to choose between the hat you like and the hat that will protect you

  Wrong. All hats are not created equal in the battle against sun damage. Most ordinary hats are made of straw, cotton or other common fabrics through which the sun's rays are able to penetrate with ease. Hats made from these fabrics typically provide only SPF 2 protection. In other words, they allow up to 50% of harmful UVB ("burning") rays and an even higher percentage of UVA ("aging") rays to penetrate the fabric and damage the skin. If the fabric is damp or wet, as is often the case after workouts or near the water, as much as 80% of the harmful UVB radiation may penetrate. For this reason, even hats that are marketed as "sun protective" may be woefully inadequate.


Many hats are labeled "sun protective" merely because they have a 4"-wide brim that covers more of your face. A wide brim, however, is ineffective if the sun's damaging rays can blast right through it.But don't despair. Thanks to technological breakthroughs spearheaded by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) and certain textile producers, ultraviolet protective factor (UPF) fabrics have been developed that can turn an otherwise ordinary hat into a safe haven from the sun's damaging rays, preserving the skin and preventing the visible signs of aging.UPF-fabric-lined sun protective brands protect the head and face from sun damage in several ways that regular hats do not.

  First, protective hats are lined in high-performance sun protective fabric, to ensure that UVA and UVB rays cannot penetrate the hat and damaging the underlying skin. Second, the hats are designed for maximum facial and head coverage so that less skin is exposed to direct sunlight. This is achieved through such features as downward-sloping, extended brims and detachable, protective face shields.Finally, savvy designers and manufacturers realize that women will not wear unattractive accessories no matter what the health benefit, so they are designing hats that appeal to the wide-ranging fashion needs and youthful tastes of today's health-conscious women.

  You don't have to choose between the hat you like and the hat that will protect you. Thanks to the wide offering of hats from today's UPF hat manufacturers, you can obtain effective sun protection in the hat style of your choice. The hat will look great on you today, and your skin will look great for years to come.Kathleen Burke designed her first sun protective hat in an effort to integrate health and well-being with a sense of fashion. She needed such a product to better shield her own fair skin from the damage of ultraviolet light when she was enjoying outdoor activities. Burke built SunStuff, an award-winning company that has worked with a diverse clientele ? from cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists interested in healthy clients, to spas, golfers, gardeners, athletes, seniors, infants, and members of the cosmetics industry who are interested in her newest trend.

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