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What does UPF50+ mean and why is it important?

So, you've probably heard the term UPF50+ thrown around when shopping for sun protection clothing, but what does it actually mean? And why should you care? Let's break it down in a way that won't put you to sleep.

What does UPF50+ even stand for?

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, which is basically a fancy way of saying how well a fabric can protect you from those harmful UV rays. The 50+ part means that the fabric blocks at least 98% of UV radiation. In simpler terms, it's like having a tiny sun warrior guarding your skin.

Why should you give a hoot about UPF50+?

Well, let's put it this way - UV rays are sneaky little menaces that can wreak havoc on your skin. From premature aging to skin cancer, they're not messing around. Having clothing with a UPF50+ rating is like having a secret weapon in the battle against those pesky rays. It's like wearing a cloak of invincibility, but way more stylish.

But can't any old shirt protect me from the sun?

Sure, you could wear that ratty old t-shirt you've had since high school, but let's be real - it's not going to do much in the way of sun protection. UPF50+ clothing is specifically designed to block those harmful UV rays, so you can frolic in the sun without worrying about turning into a lobster. Plus, you'll look way cooler in a UPF50+ hoodie than that faded band tee.

In conclusion...

Next time you're out shopping for sun protection gear, keep an eye out for that magical UPF50+ label. Your skin will thank you, and you'll be one step closer to becoming a sun protection superhero. 

(All of our pram sun covers are UPF 50+ too, so they keep your baby shaded from sun while they snooze or while you are out and about.)

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