UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates how much of the sun’s UV rays are absorbed by the fabric before it reaches your skin. A UPF rating of 50 means that only 1/50th (or 1%) of the UV radiation (both UVA and UVB rays) can penetrate fabric, thus indicating how effective the clothing is from blocking UV rays.
S K I N C A R E F A C T S
- 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime, a 300% increase in skin cancer incidences over the last 40 years.
- Avoiding sunburn when young can reduce the chances of developing melanoma by as much as 78%*.
- 50 Million People treated annually for skin cancer
- The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your kids skin in as little as 15 minutes, even on cloudy or overcast days. An overcast sky doesn't block UV rays
- Sun exposure is the #1 cause of premature aging. 90% of skin cancer stems from sun exposure.
- Childhood sunburns are the leader in causing skin cancer later in life
W A Y S T O S T A Y S U N S A F E
- Apply abroad-spectrum sunscreen 20 minutes before going in the sun and don't forget to reapply
- Avoid Sun Peak Hours, 10-4
- Don't forget Hat and Sunnies with your Sunguard Swimwear
- Use a combination of shade, sunscreen and clothing.
- Keep babies in the shade, particularly under 6 months of age
- Wear Sunguard Swim for UPF 50+