Avoid the Burn
Sun Safety Guide for Pale Girls and Guys
Reflecting UV light can be a big issue depending on where you live or travel to. Keep in mind when getting a hat that you'll want a wider coverage than you might think to help shade shoulders and reduce as much glare as possible.
Baseball hats are not as useful because they fail to protect your ears and often do not give enough shade to your face and neck. It would shock you to see the aging on a rarely shaded neck vs. carefully shaded face.
The full sun-fabric hats, the ones with a back shade for your neck are great at keeping your back and neck from burning but can overheat you pretty quickly. The better, much more lightweight materials can help with the heat but you are still covering a large source of heat retention so keep in mind the temperatures of where you will be wearing your hat.
Straw hats offer big brims and a lightweight travel ability but are not as UV protecting, Still my most commonly used hat is a big straw one with a 7 inch brim. Having lived in a desert for many years I learned first hand the importance of keeping my shoulders shaded and my chest out of the sun or I would hive up and then burn.
Chinstraps are a wonder but for day to day use can be a pain which goes hand in hand with not the most stylish look. I often buy the hat with the right material and brim width and then sew in my own ribbons to keep it tied on in windy weather; this way I can put the ribbon ties up in the hat if I do not use them as I sew them higher up within the hat than most mass produced chinstrap hats will offer.
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If you get a lot of splotchy marks on your skin when outside you should stay in the shade and drink more water. Think about how you're treating your lovely skin, what time during the day do you burn fastest? How often, honestly, are you going outside without sunblock on?
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