I can't think of anything more fun than a day at the beach, pool or out on the water. But these days we all know we have to be concerned about protecting our skin, not just because a sunburn can be pretty painful for awhile, but because it can also lead to much bigger problems down the road, like skin cancer. Did you know that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month? According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime.
With summer right around the corner, and depending on where you live, you may be exposed to the sun every day, so NOW is the time to start thinking about how you're going to prevent sunburn during these upcoming hot months ahead. Many of us already know that using a chemical sunblock, like a lot of the household name brand sunscreens, can disrupt hormone balances once they are absorbed into the skin. So while we may think we are doing a good thing by preventing sunburn with these products, we are actually disrupting our bodies internally and that can be pretty scary. The good thing is that we are not here to scare you, but to give you solutions on how to avoid sunburn all together while keeping your entire body healthy.
If you have met me in person, you know that I try to be as healthy as possible, by starting off my day with green juice, eating fresh organic veggies, staying away from processed sugars and of course anything else that does not agree with my body. When it comes to taking care of any illness, I try every natural route before going to a doctor to get prescribed medications. Lately, I have found myself following many naturopaths, one of my favorites is Laura Koniver, the Intuition Physician.
Laura is such an amazing and caring doctor, who offers TONS of useful information on her blog and in her classes. She gives quick, easy, affordable and natural advice to preventing illness. One of my favorite blog posts is from June 2014, where she gives advice on ways to protect yourself from skin cancer and sunburn. She also gives advice on sunscreens that are safe to use in the article. Laura's top tip to avoid sunburn is to stay out of the sun during peak hours, however we all know that isn't always possible so her second tip is to cover up your skin with clothing.
The Skin Cancer Foundation lists their first line of defense against the sun as CLOTHING as well. Trying to cover up as much of your body when you are in the sun, with a long sleeve shirt and hat is the best way to protect yourself...however may not always be the best way to keep cool and comfortable in the heat...especially in the crazy South Florida humidity that we have here.
Caloosa WaterWear is based in Delray Beach, Florida, we absolutely love it here and will never leave this beautiful state. That is why we've made it our mission to provide lightweight, and comfortable shirts that not only protect you from the sun, but are fun and fashionable too. Our Ultra Comfort shirts were made to be worn outside in the heat, humidity and sun. The UPF 30+ rating keeps your skin protected, while the wicking and quick dry technologies keep you cool and comfortable. The best part about these shirts is that you can wear them over your bathing suit while swimming for extra sun protection while you are in the water.
You can shop our Ultra Comfort Collection here...they are currently available for both men and women.
So if you live in South Florida, or anywhere in the US where the sun shines, you might want to think about this easy way to protect your skin and possibly become a preventer rather than a patient.