If you don’t like to wear sun block on your face, how in the
world are you going to protect your precious skin, let alone your head and
hair? One way is with a stylish
hat, preferably one with a wide brim that will
shade your face.
has hand-cfated, fashionable, hats with a UPF 50+ rating. The secret is the close weave of the material that
supposedly will block 97.5% of the sun’s
UV rays. *before I go any further, let me give you the briefest descriptions of UPF vs SPF that I can offer:
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the ratio of UV radiation dose required to produce recognizable redness on skin that has been protected with a sunscreen from the UV radiation dose required to produce the same redness on unprotected skin (using a clinical test procedure on human skin). An SPF rating tells you how much longer it will take for your skin to begin to redden with the product on than if your skin was unprotected
UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. It is the ratio of the average effective ultraviolet radiation (UVR) irradiance transmitted and calculated through air to the average effective UVR irradiance transmitted and calculated through fabric. In other words, it is the amount of ultraviolet radiation that a fabric blocks. When you see a UPF rating you are looking at fabric. Believe it or not, clothing provides one of the most convenient forms of protection against ultraviolet radiation. Not all garments offer sufficient sun protection, but a high UPF rating can certainly help you protect your skin.
|an ETSIS hat shields your face from the sun|
Hopefully, this makes clear sense to you. So let’s get back to the Scala Collezione hat review: The one I tried, (style No. LC583 70% polyester, 30%
cotton) is a “crusher hat” crafted of fabric ribbon. It not only has that UPF 50+ rating, you can fold it in half and pack it flat, and it will unfold right back into chic shape. The hat doesn’t just keep your hair and face protected, it looks cute (well, I’m not much of a hat person, but it still has charm, even for me). The hat is soft, without a stiff brim or band , so it can sit high or low on your head without leaving an impression around your forehead or hair.
The brim is large, but not so crazy you can’t see out of it.The crusher hats are soft enough so you can flip up the front or side of the brim for a different look, or wear it all the way down in a floppy manner, Ala Brigitte Bardot or Hollywood Hippie. To travel lighter on your next trip, leave the hat you have to lug on the plane at home, and fold up your “toque,” and stuff it in your tote or suitcase. Take it to the pool or beach, or use it on hikes, long walks, gardening, etc.
Fashion Tip: Don’t forget to wear your sunglasses. They add protection for your eyes, and an air of
mystery under your Scala Collezione, hat. The prices of the hats seem to vary widely, but
run around $30.00 average. Get More information on the Dorfman Pacific Web Site.