Sun safety recommendations

The UV rays of the sun are most intense in the Europe between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from mid-March to mid-October. The sun may be powerful enough at this hour to harm property. If you are prone to sunburn, take extra precautions to protect your skin by:
1- Avoiding the sun at its most harmful hours, especially between 11 a.m and 3 p.m.
2 - Wearing  anti uv clothing, a hat with a wide brim, and sunglasses with UV protection.
3 - And wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Apply it liberally, reapply it every 2 hours, and use it in conjunction with clothing and shade.


 Avoid the sun strongest hours, seek shelter

One of the best ways to shield your skin from the sun's UV rays is to spend some time in the shade.


Stay in the shade

Go indoors or take a break outside under a tree, an umbrella, or a canopy. In addition to shielding you from UV rays, if it's hot outside, you'll also get some relief from the heat.

The ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) is frequently printed on the label of structures composed of materials like shade sails. This information reveals how effective the UV protection is. If the cloth is worn out or torn, UPF can be decreased.

You are more protected by some shades than others. Trees can be useful, but be in mind that UV light can pass through gaps in the branches and leaves when the wind blows. You should also consider wearing clothing and sunscreen because UV radiation can pass through some garments and bounce off the ground.


The sun shifts

Keep in mind that throughout the day, the sun moves across the sky, and shadowy areas do too. To ensure that you are still sheltered, be careful to check where the shade is.


The weather

You might still become burnt on gloomy or foggy days. Finding shade, covering up, and applying sunscreen to exposed skin are still important because up to 80% of UV radiation can penetrate clouds or mist.

 Covering up with clothing, hats and sunglasses

Wear  anti uv clothing, a hat with a wide brim, and sunglasses with UV protection to shield your skin from the sun.

Wear Anti uv Clothing, UPF 50+ swimsuits

Long sleeves and shoulder coverage are required for clothing like our Saline top or one piece Palombaggia. The better the protection, the more skin is hidden by your garments.

Choose loose-fitting, darker-colored apparel.

Choose fabrics with a tight weave; as a guide, hold the cloth up to the light to make sure you can't see through it. For example Linen is not dense enough to block Uv rays, you can burn easily, whereas denim blocks them but not very convenient! Check our collections of anti-uv UPF 50+ swimsuits ;)


Put on Wide brimmed Hats

For the maximum UV protection, wear a wide-brimmed hat that covers your face, ears, and neck like our Juillet Juillet hat which is semi rigid for neck protection.

Wear Sunglasses

Your eyes can be shielded from UV rays with sunglasses. One of the following should be considered when selecting sunglasses:

-The label or sticker reads "CE " and "100% UV protection."

-Using wraparound designs, sports spectacles, or larger sunglasses as side eye protection

One brand we love for the kids is YeYe sunglasses, protective and stylish.

Apply Sunscreen

Even with sunscreen, we cannot fully protect ourselves from solar harm. Nevertheless, it can be helpful for caring for the areas of skin that we are unable to shade or cover. Because of this, we advise using sunscreen in addition to clothing or shade.

We advise purchasing sunscreens with  a at least 30 Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 
providing UVB and UVA  protection. 
No sunscreen can offer 100 percent protection, regardless of how high the factor.  Warning: Sunscreen shouldn’t be used to extend your time in the sun, and it doesn’t make tanning safe. In fact, you could be more likely to get sun burn and skin damage if you use sunscreen to sunbathe. 


Tips for correctly applying sunscreen

It's important to use it properly to get the level of protection it says on the bottle:
- Make sure you apply adequate sunscreen; people often put on much less sunscreen than they need to. Apply sunscreen evenly and thickly. Make sure that you’re putting enough on if using a spray or roll on sunscreen.
- Apply sunscreen every 2 hours and after every bath even if it says"water resistant." Even though sunscreen is meant to be waterproof, it can rub, sweat, or wash off. Applying more is especially crucial after towel drying. Reapplying also prevents missing skin flakes.

Before using your sunscreen, be sure to check the expiration date. For the number of months the sunscreen will last after opening, look for a sign with the letter M.

Does it matter what brand of sunscreen you use?

No. Any brand will do as long as you pick one with at least SPF30 

Alix’s favorite: Waterproof stick from Seventy one percent for every sensitive part like nose and forehead, Pharmaceutical brand like La roche posay. 

Sun protection for kids

At any age, sun safety is vital. Use sunscreen, anti uv clothing ( anti uv swimsuits), and cover-ups to protect children's skin.

Encourage kids to spend time in the shade, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun is at its heaviest.

Wearing clothes that cover the skin helps to block UV radiation from penetrating the skin; for example, wearing a dark t-shirt in the pool or a hat in the park. But better use an UPF 50+ clothing or swimsuits. Keep in mind that hats and sunglasses are wonderful accessories for eye and facial protection.

Even with sunscreen, we cannot fully protect ourselves from solar harm. Nevertheless, it can be helpful for caring for the areas of skin that we are unable to shade or cover. Use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30. Apply it frequently.

Children and teenagers may want reassurance or assistance, but leading by example is a terrific approach to teach them positive behaviors. Children under six months old should be kept out of direct sunlight !

To summarize:

  • Seek shade
  • Avoid sunburns
  • Wear Anti-uv clothing
  • Wear sunglasses
  • Apply sunscreens every 2 hours
  • Keep babies inside
  • Get your skin checked