From “Skin – The Epionce Magazine” – The Essential Summer Hat

30 July, 2013 | posted by Carly Poore

Just in case you haven’t read the premier issue of Skin – The Epionce Magazine,

here is an excerpt on choosing the right summer hat!

ARE YOU SUN SAVVY WITH YOUR HAT?

My hat of choice during the summer is a . . .

A.  Sporty baseball cap
B.  Floppy straw hat with a wide brim
C. Flirty and fun visor
D.Tightly woven straw or cloth hat with a 3-4” brim

A. It is better than nothing on your head and a baseball cap keeps the sun out of your eyes, but it won’t offer any protection for your ears or the back of your neck.

B. It may look fashionable, but all those tiny holes of light still count as unprotected sun exposure. It provides some protection, but there is room for improvement!

C. A visor may offer good protection for your eyes or forehead, but your lower face, back of neck, ears and scalp are still exposed to UV light.

D. Good for you! You have excellent protection for your head, scalp, face, neck, ears, and even décolleté. Remember to check and make sure that your sun hat is officially rated
to provide UPF 50+ sun protection. Congratulations, you are very sun savvy!

DON’T FORGET TO APPLY YOUR EPIONCE SUNSCREEN TOO!