Skin Protection From The Sun That is Easy And Affordable

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Skin Protection from the sun should be important to everyone all year round. The sun gives a boost of vitamin D but too much of it can give us sunburn and skin cancer. Skin cancer occurs when people get abnormal skin cells caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, tanning beds or genetics.


Skin Protection That Is Easy & Affordable

Skin Cancer Foundation has always recommended covering up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses. Clothing is the best way to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. The more skin you cover, the less you will have to worry about premature aging and skin cancer. There are companies like Tutublue who make their clothing with UPF fabrics that really protects our skin from the sun. When selecting clothing, make sure to select more vivid colors because they give greater protection.



Skin Protection, Aqualung one-piece long beach suit from Tutublue

Skin Protection, Aqualung one-piece long beach suit from Tutublue

Skin Protection, Aqualung one-piece long beach suit from Tutublue



The Difference Between UPF, SPF, And UVB

UPF  (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) is a rating used for fabrics that protect you from the sun. It measures the amount of UVA. It indicates what fraction of the sun’s ultraviolet rays can penetrate the fabric.
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is a rating for sunscreens and beauty products containing sunscreen that protects against UVB rays.
UVB (Ultra Violet B) rays that penetrate the upper layers of the skin known as the epidermis and cause the skin to burn.


Using a wide-brimmed (3-inch or greater) hat that covers the entire head will protect the scalp, ears, and neck. In addition, wearing a really good pair of sunglasses that blocks 100% of both UVA and UVB rays will block the sun UV radiation which can damage our eyes.



Skin Protection, Aqualung one-piece long beach suit from Tutublue


How To Protect Our Skin From The Sun

  • seek shade, especially between the hours of 10 am – 4 pm
  • use sunscreen SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes before going outside. Use SPF 30 or higher if you plan to stay outdoors longer, reapplying every 2 hours
  • stay away from tanning beds
  • always use UV-blocking sunglasses
  • examine your entire skin monthly from head-to-toe and get a yearly skin examination from a dermatologist
  • use hats, especially oversized ones to cover your face from the sun
  • whenever you can cover your skin with clothing



I’m wearing the Aqualung one-piece long beach suit from Tutublue. This comfy stretch legging is made with UPF 50. The fabric that is used to make Tutublue clothes blocks 97% of the UVA+ UVB rays. These leggings come with a top matching top that covers your arms and neck. Many people use it as an “alternative long one-piece beach suit.” The top part has a zip up back and long cord for ease.



Skin Protection, Aqualung one-piece long beach suit from Tutublue


50 thoughts on “Skin Protection From The Sun That is Easy And Affordable

  1. This is great since I live in the Sunshine state and my mother is a 2X survivor of Melanoma cancer. There is a huge importance in keeping our skin safe: we stay safe! The sun may be a beautiful thing, but we can enjoy it while staying covered!

  2. This post was perfect timing for my life. We found out last week that my sister has stage 1 melanoma. Fortunately they think they got it all, but you can imagine the frenzy of skin protection research I’ve been ensuing. I’m going to send her this post

  3. It is so important to keep your skin safe from the sun. I admit, sometimes I’m not great about it, but I need to be. I need to pick up a hat!

  4. I need some good skin protection from the sun. I get sun poisoning if I don’t wear some. I’ll check this brand out.

  5. Great post! As we go into the warmer months, we definitely something have to think about it more. Love all your tips.

  6. Wow, there are clothes that protect from the sun now (other than just clothes, I mean)? I had no idea – that’s pretty cool, especially for a girl who ALWAYS gets burned.

  7. We should take care of our skin especially from the sun, I learned the lesson but after my skin got too dry 🙁

  8. When I go abroad I always wear factor 30 + because I want to protect my skin. I usually wear a wide brimmed hat as well so good tips x

  9. Protection from UV is so so so important! What an awesome share. This will allow for some moisturizing too!


  10. Those clothes come with UPF is just too cool. I wonder though, will it wear off with washes? I love the idea of wearing hats but when you have a big head like mine it becomes hard to wear them.

  11. My father in law keeps getting sun spots on him that have turned out to be cancerous. So I always slather myself and our boys. I had no idea they made these types of clothes. Going to check it out!

  12. There’s nothing like taking good care of your skin especially in the summer. It’s really important to have the best sun screen that you can get.

  13. I agree, the sun can be especially harsh and it’s important that we protect our skin from it. Having a sunblock with the right SPF is definitely a must!

  14. Some eat advice for those summer lovers. I like to wear long sleeves myself. Not a huge fan for burns or tans.

  15. Am using a sunscreen lotion. with SPF 85, the one recommended for hikers. It is soo hot now here in Manila especially in the city, and wearing protections are a must.

  16. I always carry a sunblock lotion with me whenever I go. Anyway, thanks for differentiating between UPF, SPF, And UVB, I haven’t thought about learning their differences. Good thing to learn.

  17. This is so informative. Lord knows I didn’t even know UPF, SPF, or UVB existed. All I always see is SPF. Now, I’ll pay more attention to details. Thank you.

  18. I love to be in the sun but sometimes it gives me a headache and it makes me feel exhausted. Thanks for the tips, I sure have to follow them.

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