What is the best sun protection?
SPF 50? Well, it is important, of course. It’s just that I don’t like sunscreen: it makes me feel sticky, and it smells. So, I usually just wear my regular Nivea day cream with SPF 30. And I wear it all over my body, not just on my face. But that’s not the point here.
There are more efficient ways to protect yourself from the sun.
The first one is to simply stay out of the sun when the UV rays are the strongest, between 10 am and 5 pm. For me, this is easy: hot weather makes me feel as if my brain is melting, so I tend to stay indoors anyway. Or at least avoid walking in the sun for long periods at a time.
But the second one should be easy for everyone: wear protective clothing, and a hat.
I’m very sensitive to sun and hot weather: I burn easily, and even moderately warm temperatures (around 24-26 °C) make me feel extremely uncomfortable. I’m also prone to heat exhaustion.
This is why I prefer to wear something loose-fitting and floaty (and made of natural fibres, of course), and either a sun umbrella or a hat. A hat with a wide brim, the wider the better.
I used to carry a sun umbrella, but these days I prefer a hat, mainly because I like the hands-free convenience it provides. It seems that as I get older, my style and fashion choices are more and more governed by my need to feel comfortable at all times…
dress: Gant (old) / hat: KN collection / sunglasses: Woobs / sandals: Bianco /
earrings: Annele World / necklace: vintage
Location: Hanko, Finland
What do you wear on a hot day?
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