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Today is National Bikini Day!

Happy National Bikini Day! We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen on a daily basis, but did you know you can actually gain extra protection from your clothes and your bathing suit?

Sun protective clothing is produced from a fabric rated for its level of UPF (ultraviolet protection fabric) protection. It measures how much UV light the fabric blocks – insuring you are staying protected. This system is very similar to the SPF rating system. For example, a piece of clothing with a UPF of 30 only allows 1/30th of the UV radiation to pass through. Pretty remarkable, right?

Sun protective clothing is a necessity, especially while outdoors this fall. And, to top it all off, many companies have designed some super cute bathing suits with UPF 50+ protection. See our favorites below!

5 More Ways To Protect Your Skin This Spring/Summer

As the warm months arrive, the risk of getting a sunburn increases. In order to avoid a sunburn (which is extremely painful and can lead to skin cancer) it's important to protect your skin. Here's how:

1. Seek shade.

Remember: The sun is the strongest between 10AM-4PM.

2. Wear sunscreen.

This is a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised to find out not everyone wears SPF on their skin.

3. Reapply.

Reapply sunscreen approximately every two hours. Do you apply and always forget when it's time to reapply? Then, you'll want to read this.

4. Don't forget the lips.

A recent study found that 63% of sunscreen users don't protect their lips.

5. Cover up.

Stock up on UPF clothing, a great wide-brimmed hat and a pair of sunglasses.

..How do you stay sun protected? Share below!

Sun Protective Clothing

We all know how important it is to apply sunscreen on a daily basis, but did you know you can actually gain extra protection from your clothes?

Sun protective clothing is produced from a fabric rated for its level of UPF (ultraviolet protection fabric) protection. It measures how much UV light the fabric blocks – insuring you are staying protected. This system is very similar to the SPF rating system. For example, a piece of clothing with a UPF of 30 only allows 1/30th of the UV radiation to pass through. Pretty remarkable, right?

Read more on Coolibar's website

Sun protective clothing is a necessity, especially while outdoors this fall. And, to top it all off, many companies have designed some super cute pieces. See our favorites below!

Coolibar SmartStraw Packable Tropicana Sun Hat

Coolibar SmartStraw Packable Tropicana Sun Hat

REI SmartWool Midweight Crew Top

REI SmartWool Midweight Crew Top

Mott 50 Toni - Boatneck Dress

Mott 50 Toni - Boatneck Dress

Patagonia Women's Sideshore Tankini

Patagonia Women's Sideshore Tankini