Studies have shown that the vast majority of skin cancers—95-99% to be exact—are caused by too many harmful UV rays seeping into the skin. Whether these rays come from the sun or other UV-radiating sources, you're going to want to take any measures you can to prevent the risk of sun damage and skin cancer.

Luckily, there's an easy way to minimize your UV exposure! Wearing the right fabric colors will protect your exposed skin from getting too much sun. Whether you're on the beach or the golf course, wearing lightweight sun protective clothing is important.

Here we're going to tell you the best fabric colors to stay sun safe and make sure that you stay safe and healthy.

Channel Your Inner Emo

You know how you get hot when you go outside midday in all black? While that can be unpleasant if you're wearing tight clothing, it happens because black absorbs more UV rays than other colors. This means it's super protective and that wearing all black is actually a huge asset.

If you're worried that you'll overheat or get sweaty because your clothes will get really hot, have no fear! There are lightweight clothes out there that allow cool breezes to hit your skin.

Next time you go out in the sun, channel your inner middle-school emo kid. Your skin will thank you!

Keep It Cool...

Still, no one can get by wearing black every single day. Fortunately, other deep colors protect against UV rays as well. Deep-sea blues and forest greens are some of the best UPF colors that absorb a lot of UVB rays while making you look like a total beach babe or bro.

You can get all sorts of great items in these colors. Whether you want a long sleeved airy top or a beach outfit that's a little more revealing (use sunscreen!), you're sure to find something you love.

Get Warm Fabric Colors, Too

Some days, though, we just want to exude warmth and radiant happiness. While yellows and light pinks aren't great for UV protection, deep reds, eggplant purples, and fire orange colors will do the trick.

The best part is that you don't have to sacrifice great fashion to maintain your skin's health. You can get pretty awesome UPF clothing such as trendy dresses and rash guards that protect against UV rays, too! These will let you feel (metaphorically) hot when you hit the town while, in reality, keeping you (physically) cool.

Get Shopping!

While hanging out in the warm weather is a delight under any circumstances, it's even better when you can do it worry-free. Getting clothes that protect against excessive UV rays is a great way to make sure you don't need to be concerned with long term health effects.

Now that you know the best fabric colors to protect against UV rays, it's time to get shopping for the clothes you'll wear to the beach or the park. Check out our shop to get the best deals on fashionable items that will block 98% of the sun's harmful rays and help your skin stay healthy while you have fun in the sun.

January 13, 2023 — Gabriella Lowell