In a recent clip from late night comedy show, Conan, New Yorker Jim Gaffigan jokes about how impossible it is for fair-skinned people to live in sunny Los Angeles. The ginger-haired, pale comedian adds that, even in New York, he wolid never go outside at all if his children didn’t force him. Feeling safe in the sun means more fun...

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In the world of hats, there are plenty of styles & types from which to choose. Each hat provides a different type of function & style depending on your wants and needs. Hats can be as simple as something that looks good on you, like a fashionable fedora, or something that serves a primary purpose, like a drape hat for a...

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Here at Sungrubbies, we pride ourselves on superior customer service and the best sun protection without emptying your pockets. We know being out in the sun can lead to many adverse effects, but also many beneficial ones. One of the worst things that can happen to you is having a hat that you expect to look like this Pictured: Rebecca 8"...

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UV radiation isn't always bad. In small doses, it actually helps us to produce the vitamin D that our bodies need. The problem occurs when UV rays frequently come in contact with our skin; its effects can be long term and detrimental. These effects show up over time when our skin is not protected. Here's exactly what you need to...

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With summer already in full effect, it's vital protect yourself and your loved ones from the sun’s harmful rays. UV rays are the cause of various damaging effects. But with proper preparation, you can largely reduce those risks. We’ve prepared a thorough list of things to check off before engaging in those fun outdoor activities!   1. Always wear a hat with a...

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If you're an outdoor adventurist or spend long days out in the sun, you'll be sure to need the best protection for your skin. The sun's UV rays can easily take a toll on us, causing permanent skin damage. Our UPF 50 Cruz Hat provides the best sun protection along with an array of added features, sure to increase functionality and...

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Ultraviolet radiation, commonly referred to as UV radiation, is emitted constantly from the sun. It has an overall wavelength range between 100 and 400 nanometers (nm) which is divided into three sections: UVA (315-400 nm), UVB (280-215 nm), and UVC (100-180 nm). The earths surrounding atmosphere absorbs approximately all UVC radiation and about 90% of UVB radiation. The UV radiation...

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Both SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) are standards used to measure sunburn protection. SPF, the standard used to measure the effectiveness of sunscreens, has been around for many years. The UPF system is relatively new and was created specially for sun protective fabrics. At first, American sun protective fabrics were rated using the SPF standard until...

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Sun exposure during childhood appears to set the stage for the development of both melanoma and other skin problems later in life. Not only is young skin more vulnerable to damage by the UV rays of the sun but people on average get 80% of their lifetime sun exposure by age 18. In Australia, the skin cancer capital of the...

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Thinking about sun protection doesn’t stop with the end of summer. Parents need to remember that children need to be protected against exposure to dangerous UV rays as they head back to school. Sun exposure can occur during recess, physical education classes, field trips and fall sport activities. But it is important to remember that children are also exposed to...

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