6 Hot Weather Must-haves You Should Be Wearing To Stay Cool
You have to admit — whether you love the beach, thrive on being one with nature in the great outdoors or heading for a summer vacay in the coming holidays, there are some things you just can’t do without—fashion essentials to help you overcome the sweltering heat and the unforgiving sun rays. To make your summer experience that much more pleasant and enjoyable, we’ve rounded up six necessities—from clothing that provides ultraviolet (UV) protection to sunglasses and linen outfits—you have to pack before you head out the door. Your skin will thank you.
1 – A Uv-Protective Outfit
You should be familiar with the term sun protection factor (SPF) because you should be applying a sunblock with at least an SPF of 30 every day, even if you’re staying at home indoors. (If you’re not, it’s not too late to start now.) But have you heard of UPF — ultraviolet protection factor? The rating indicates how effective an article of clothing is in shielding you from the sun rays. According to Japanese label Uniqlo, “UPF measures how many times more it would take for your bare skin to be sunburned from the same sunlight exposure” and that “a higher UPF offers better UV-blocking properties due to longer UV protection”.