Alternative Sun Protection Tips
Dr. Janelle Vega, Dermatologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says when you are looking at the labels for a sun protective hat, look for UPF 50, which is a universal protection factor.
“You want to have at least three inches, so it’s covering everywhere. If you’re wearing a baseball cap, it is only going to cover the front part of your face, not the sides,” she explains. She also points out it is important to protect your hands from the sun.