A couple of years ago, the former Australian Cricket captain, Michael Clarke, shared photos of his skin cancer and the recovery stories. He was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2006 and suffered a lot personally and professionally.
He is now passionate about encouraging and educating people about sun safety. He focuses on the importance of sun protection wrap, especially for those who are into outdoor sports.
People who play outdoor sports spend long hours under the sun, and their arms and legs are exposed to the UV rays. Creams and lotions do work for a specific limit, but the best way to save your skin from the sun is by wearing a good quality sun protection sleeve.
Sometimes, only 15 minutes of exposure to the sun can cause sunburn. And over time, UV radiation absorbed by your skin can weaken or alter the genetic material of the skin. This will lead to cell mutation and skin cancer.
Can sun protection wrap protect your skin?
The only method that gives close to 100 percent protection from UV rays is sun protection clothing/sleeves. These clothes have UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) features, and the fibre material gives a cool sensation even in summer. In addition to the UPF technology and cooling effect, these clothes provide protection from dust, dirt and play the role of a perfect body support suit (if you are wearing a full-body UV protection suit)
Here are some sun protection clothing items to wear when going out or while playing outdoors.
A standard tennis match lasts a few hours, and the sweat, humidity, and heat combined with sunblock cream become a mess. The players sometimes fail to recognise the sunburns because of the intensity of the game and stress. The only way to avoid that gooey mess is to wear tennis arm and leg sleeves.
2.Cricket/ Golf Sleeves
These sports take hours, and in some cases, a whole day to complete. A normal match starts in the morning and ends around the evening. And the whole time, the arms of the players are constantly exposed. The only way to protect the skin is by wearing gold/cricket sleeves. These players need to get the arm sleeves covered, as other body parts are usually covered in this game.
3.Full Body Suit
One cannot wear baggy clothes covering the whole body while running, walking, and working out. And those sportswear covers minimum skin. To protect the skin from these UV rays, you can wear walking, running, and cycling sleeves. These sleeves have the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF). The full-body sun protection suit looks like a full-body swimsuit covering the whole body except the face, neck, palms, and feet.
Wearing a sun protection wrap can save you from sunburn and many dangerous diseases. Choose the best quality sun protection clothing to stay safe and healthy.
What to look for in a sun sleeve?
Whether you play any sports or like to walk or jog in the morning, you must use sun protection sleeves. And when you are buying these sleeves, you must look for these features.
- Good Fit
- UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor)
Ensure that the sleeves you buy have these features and are comfortable to wear. With these features, you will protect your skin from sunburn, cancer, and other skin conditions.