For summer time when UV rays are best welcomed. Constructed of a ventilated, breathable fabric that covers the interior wall of your umbrella, the Sungrubbies is the best-selling UV protection umbrella with a degree of ventilation and additional storm protection. Hanging out in the sun also reduces the chances of sunburn and protect the most sensitive parts of the body.
What’s more, the ventilated, breathable fabric absorbs heat from the sun to keep you cool during high-UV periods and are also nice to keep from being overheated when you come home after a long day on the road.
What is the sun protection factor?
Before you go in with your umbrella you should know clearly what the sun protection factor or SPF is.
In simple terms, it indicates how long your skin will have UVB and UVA protection before it gets burned.
For example, the skin can be exposed to the sun for about 20 minutes on average, before getting burned.
If you apply a sunscreen factor of 15, you will be protected for 300 minutes (15 x 20 minutes), which is equal to 5 hours.
When choosing a protection factor you should take into your skin type, as dark skin burns less easily and is more resistant to the sun’s rays than very light skin, requiring very high factors.
Does a beach umbrella with UV protection prevent skin burns?
You might ask yourself, is it worth buying a UV-protected beach umbrella over an ordinary one? And the answer to that question is yes, it is.
As I explained earlier, the uv factor refers to the hours you can be in the sun before you start to get burned.
If you are at the beach, where the sun is constant, and under an umbrella without sunscreen you will burn very quickly.
Whereas if you choose one with protection, it will give you more time to enjoy yourself before you start noticing the changes in your skin.
UV umbrellas can come with different sun protection factors. If your budget allows, it’s best to choose one with a sun protection factor above +30. But in reality, the ideal would be +50 or more.
But ideally, +50 or more would be ideal. Keep in mind that the more time you spend outside of your sunshade, the greater your risk of getting sunburned.
That is why you should increase the umbrella factor by applying sunscreen or sunblock when you go swimming or leave the shelter of the umbrella.
This way you will minimize the effects of the sun and leave the beach with unburned skin.
Tips for proper sun protection
The sun’s rays can be very beneficial to the skin, but in large quantities, they can bring about a lot of damage to health.
It has been proven that high exposure to UV rays brings an increased risk of skin cancer.
Therefore, we must protect it in the best way and not only when we go to the beach but in our day to day, when we go out to the street.