Hats are the perfect combination of art and function. In protecting our skin from the harmful effects of the sun, a hat truly fulfills these dual roles.
In order to protect our skin from the harmful effects of the sun, a hat with a wide brim of at least 3 inches will offer the best shade to the face ears and back of the neck.
A tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, works better than straw because it will not let sunshine through.
A baseball cap is not recommended for those who want to prevent skin cancer because it does not shade the cheeks, ears and neck. A better option is a Legionnaires hat because it has flaps that will offer protection to those areas.
Hats should have the seal of recommendation from the Skin Cancer Foundation. The criteria to earn this seal includes an UPF of 30 or higher, acceptable testing results, and a brim of 3 inches minimum.
We offer hats from Sunday Afternoons in our office all year. This company has been in business for 25 years and meets the seal of approval.
We feel that hats are be an important part of skin cancer prevention in patients who have had skin cancer.
We are currently offering an end of the season sale with 20 percent off! Stop by and pick up your favorite.