It’s time to invest in a trendy hat or pretty parasol to maintain the condition of your skin during summer 2021. With news that we could all be enjoying more freedoms in the coming months, the great outdoors beckons. This is likely to mean hours at a time being spent in the sunshine – be it on the beach, in a park or simply just the garden. While great news for our morale – and likely the economy – it is not so good for our skin. Hence, now is the time to buy a hat or parasol to prevent irreversible skin damage.
You don’t want your lockdown skin care efforts to be lost in the space of a care-free day or two. Less than a few hours’ unprotected exposure can lead to a lifetime of regret. Once damaged, the skin won’t just age. It will bruise more easily and take longer to heal after a contact wound or infection.
The problem with the sun is that it produces UV rays that break down important components of the skin, such as elastin. The same rays also dry out the skin, encouraging it to deteriorate and wrinkles to form. That is why sun worshippers often age prematurely. While high SPF sunscreens do a great job, they need to be applied regularly to be effective – not always easy. And many people forget that waterproof sun creams are diminished through friction in swimming pools and the sea.
Hat’s The Way To Do It!
Hats are a good investment for your skin. As well as providing shade, they are portable. That means they can go wherever you do. Ideal for the beach and long walks, they are inexpensive and effective.
Take a look at this year’s top buys – all available for home delivery. Further product information, including where to buy, is available by clicking any image.
About UPF Ratings For Hats
Before purchasing a hat, you may want to first check its UPF rating. This will give you a good idea of just how much protection you are getting for your money. We recommend hats with an UPF of around 50. This will provide shade from UV light up to 99 per cent. If you are using a hat with a UPF of under 40, don’t forget to wear high-SPF sunscreen.
Effective Garden Parasols for Summer 2021
If you plan to spend a lot of time in the garden or on the beach in the summer of 2021, a parasol is a must. On trend parasols include ones with built-in lights and features that will make creating shade easy.
All the models featured below are available for home delivery. Click an image for full product information and seller’s website.
Don’t forget to buy a parasol base, if your product is not supplied with one. Check out the top home delivery options here.
*All prices correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.
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