Why choosing UV protection hats?
Do you know what dangers hide behind the burning sunlight that is getting stronger and stronger each day other than burning our skin and hurting our eyes? Let’s find out!
The sunlight is consist of many electromagnetic waves. While the sunlight travels through the earth’s atmospheres some of the electromagnetic waves are absorbed by the earth’s atmosphere layers or reflected back but the remaining manage to get to the earth’s surface for example the infrared ray and the ultra violet ray.
The ultra violet ray or UV ray is the one that we associate with the most in our day lives because it can get through our skin layers and causes problems such as dulled skin, fine lines and the worst case, skin cancer.
The ultra violet ray is divided into 3 categories:
– UVC ray, is the strongest and most dangerous, only small amount of it can cause damage to our skin. However almost all of it get filtered by the earth’s atmosphere layers.
– UVB ray, is another dangerous one, it causes severe and immediate damage to the skin with the first degree burn and it can damage the DNA and cause skin cancer.
– UVA ray, is the least dangerous but can get through our skin layers and cause big and wide effect to our skin epidermis. Getting in contact with the UVA for a long time causes visible damage to the skin cell which can develop to skin cancer.
In conclusion, getting in contact with the sunlight for a long time especially with UV ray causes visible skin conditions such as dulled skin and fine line or put it easy as “aging”. So we should have protection for our skin before exposing to the sunlight for example hat, sunglasses, sunblock, umbrella and long sleeves shirt.
“ A hat” is one of the best protection for our facial skin and our scalp from the UV ray. This is why we should wear the hat that has the UV ray protection function other than sunlight protection.
A “good” UV ray protection hat should be produced from the best quality material that can block out more than 97-99% of both UVA and UVB rays. What’s more important is that the material should undergo the standard UV ray protection test.