You are probably wondering why mens rashies are good for their health? Well, it comes down to the fact that a large percentage of men love to get outside especially on sunny and warm days. Their love of sports and particularly water sports is something that a large percentage of them have in common. What better than to hang at the beach, swim with the kids, surf or go sailing. Even sit in the sun having a beer!
Men can be notorious for not taking the sun’s harmful UV rays seriously and this can lead to serious health consequences, not to mention a painful and nasty sun burn. Wearing something as simple as mens rashies can help protect them from both the UVA and UVB rays. Most sun protection tops are purpose made to act like a filter for those harmful rays. A top which is UPF 50+ can filter out as much as 98% percent of the UVA and UVB rays. Compare this to the humble t-shirt which has a UPF rating around 5, and consequently does not offer much protection at all!
The Cancer Council is predicting that 2 in 3 Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70 and that the risk for Men is higher than for women. There is evidence that shows that men are more likely to not protect themselves from the sun and they are also more likely to spend more time outside in the sun. This is why it is so important to get the message out about how they need to take sun protection seriously as well as how to protect their skin from the sun.
Wearing appropriate clothing is a good thing, but they also need to think about sunscreen on the exposed areas of skin and a hat too! Sun screen should be of a high SPF rating, but it also needs to be applied properly. Read the manufacturer’s instructions as most sun creams are meant to be applied 20 minutes before venturing into the sun and then reapply regularly.
Hat are also important as the top of the heads and ears can tend to get neglected. The Cancer Council has stated that caps aren’t adequate enough as it only has the front shade area which does not give much protection at all. A hat with a brim to cover the face, ears and neck is a much better option. Also use sunglasses as eyes can get sun burnt too.
At Cat & I, we have made our range of mens rashies Australia to be not only protective form the sun bit comfortable and lightweight. Perfect for water sports and just hanging around outdoors.