Enjoying time outside is the most gratifying part of warmer weather. Life is more relaxed when the sun is shining; however, being mindful in the sun is important. The sun’s UV rays can be harmful to your skin and even cause skin cancer if left unprotected for long periods of time.
Most people are used to applying sunscreen regularly when they are by the pool or at the beach, but have you considered the ways skincare can go beyond sunscreen? Sunbrella shade fabric is engineered to help block harmful UVA and UVB rays.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends certain Sunbrella fabrics in shading products as part of a complete sun protection regimen, including regular use of sunscreen, to aid in preventing sun-induced skin damage.
Skin versus The Sun
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, there are several risk factors associated with developing a disease like skin cancer. Most of them, however, can be prevented. Sunburn and unprotected exposure from UVA and UVB rays are common risk factors and can be easily avoided with the use of sunscreen and covering up.
Sunburn is an inflammatory reaction to UV radiation damage to the skin’s outermost layers. It accelerates aging and is the leading cause of the most common types of skin cancer. The good news? Sunburns can be prevented with proper protection from UVA and UVB rays that sun naturally radiates. (Source: Skin Care Foundation)
Sunscreen and Shade
When spending prolonged time outdoors, always wear sunscreen and always have proper shade available. You may think of sunburns when you’re enjoying the beach or the pool, but harmful exposure to the sun’s UV rays can happen even when it is overcast.
Shade solutions made with Sunbrella fabrics offer a shaded retreat for any space. When paired with a complete sun protection regimen, you can sit back and relax and enjoy the warm temperatures.
Why Sunbrella Shade?
In addition to protecting skin from harmful UV rays, Sunbrella shade fabrics are also engineered to resist fading from UV exposure, keeping your beautiful awning design and skin protected from the sun.
Sunbrella fabrics are solution-dyed with rich colors that stay brilliant over time no matter the environment. Sunbrella fibers are saturated to the core with color and UV-stabilized pigments, ensuring the fabrics won’t fade or become damaged due to the sun’s harsh UV rays. Sunbrella fabrics, unlike ordinary fabrics, are solution dyed with rich colors that stay brilliant over time, no matter the environment.
Not only do Sunbrella fabrics hold their color in the sun, but they can also block part of the sun's harmful rays. They don't just keep you cool; they also provide protection.
An Added Layer of Protection
Consider adding a Sunbrella shade solution to your outdoor space to help keep you safe from the sun.