Trends Watch: Sun protection |

Trends Watch: Sun protection

Sarah L. Stewart

It seems the warmer the weather gets, the redder the faces of Eagle County become. The High Country’s thin atmosphere may make it more difficult to breathe, but it makes it a whole lot easier to get a sunburn.

The American Cancer Society reports that more than 1 million sun-related skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year, meaning protecting from the sun’s harmful rays is paramount. But skin protection doesn’t have to be a greasy, unstylish venture. Try investing in some products that will make preserving your skin a little easier ” and more fun.

This sunblock with a non-greasy finish comes in variations of SPF 55, 70 and 85, with Helioplex technology that protects against UVA rays.

The fabric of this women’s cover-up blocks more than 97 percent of UVA and UVB rays, offering greater than SPF 30 protection.

This lightweight, unisex hooded T-shirt has underarm mesh to keep you cool throughout summer days. Visit for ordering information.

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Hats like this one from SunDay Afternoons will keep the sun out of your eyes and off your face. Consider looking for one that has certified sun protective fabric, too.

To protect against everyday exposure, ladies might want to look for makeup with sunscreen in it, like this SPF 34 powder foundation from Shiseido that defends against UVA/UVB rays.

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