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Little Miss (or Mr.) Sunshine

Little Miss (or Mr.) Sunshine

Summer means the sun sets later in the day, exposing your little ones to more sun than usual. Want to know how to treat a sunburn the natural way, what their desk should never be by, how to make sunscreen application fun, and whether clothes block UV? Read on to find out!

Do My Clothes Protect?

Do My Clothes Protect?

We get this question so much that we decided to make a separate blog post about it. 

The disappointing truth is not really! And honestly, when dealing with skin cancer, "not really", is a frightening answer.

While most fabrics do provide some level of protection, their UPF ratings are not as high as you may think. In fact, you can still get sunburned through a cotton T-shirt! To offer proper protection, fabric should have a rating of UPF 50+. 

What does UPF mean?

The UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor which is a numerical rating to clothing.

A UPF protection clothing with rate 50 means that...


Busting Summer Sun Myths

Busting Summer Sun Myths

Do I Need Sun Protection If I Have Darker Skin?

Yes! People with darker skin produce more of a pigment called melanin, which does offer some natural protection against UV radiation. However, this protection is minimal, and even with darker skin, you can still get sunburned, and you can develop skin cancer from UV damage.

Does Clothing Block UV Rays?

Not really. Different types of material offer different levels of protection, depending on the type of material, but nothing is completely effective,...


All About Sunscreen

All About Sunscreen

 The back of a sunscreen bottle can sometimes look like a foreign language. Do you know what all of it means? Then why are you putting it on your skin? Here, Araya walks you through the 6 things to look for in a sunscreen.

Sun Protection Advice Straight from Dermatologists

Sun Protection Advice Straight from Dermatologists

Well + Good interviewed 6 Dermatologists about staying safe while in the sun, and what did they have to say? You guessed it, 6 out of 6 MD's agree that wearing a big hat is key! Here are top 5 other helpful recommendations from those who get paid to talk sun protection:

  1. Set an alarm to go off every two hours to remind you to reapply sunscreen during the day. Use one with 'broad spectrum' on the bottle. -Joshua Zeichner, MD
  2. "Wear clothing with UPF 50 or more—my favorite is Uvida—and I wear a big hat and sunglasses. Take Heliocare...