Not too familiar with the term UPF? It’s a fairly new term that started coming around once companies began developing sun protection clothing. It is a voluntary term that companies can use. While covering your skin with clothing is helpful with blocking harmful UV rays that can lead to things such as sunburn, wrinkles, and even cancer, UPF clothing contains minimum levels of protection, 15, to higher levels of protection, 50.
REI does a brilliant and detailed job of explaining the composition of sun protection clothing, as well as the science behind it if you want to check it out. Before you head over though, shop through these stylish designs that you will love adding to your closet. After all, if you wear sunscreen and wrinkle cream already, why not up your game with extras that can protect your body even more?
Seea Hermosa Surf Suit, $135
Pacifica UPF Tee, $54
Baja UPF Jacket, $98
W’s Glorya Dress, $69