The Tampa Bay Times recently reviewed the most effective forms of sun protection. In first place (obviously) is staying indoors. Second place is protective clothing. Not only will a Sun Mullet keep you looking young, but it’s good for your health too. Read on:
Here’s good news for your wealth and health: The proven best way to protect your skin from the burning, wrinkling, cancer-causing rays of the sun is also the cheapest. Just stay inside.
This is not, however, the most realistic plan, especially if you work outdoors, love the beach or need to walk the dog.
Still, strategic sun avoidance should be your first line of defense, says Dr. Neil Fenske, professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of South Florida.
That means usually seeking shade between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. In the summer, stretch it at least an hour or so on either side.
And if you’re on a boat, Fenske warns, the danger zone is even longer because of how rays reflect off the water.
When you do venture out, the second-best line of defense is protective clothing, Fenske says. In third place: sunscreen.