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May 13

Summer Hats for Style and much more!

****UPDATE***** May 18, 2016

Today on the news it was reported that most Sunscreens that claim 30 SPF( sun protection factor)  OR MORE do NOT offer the protection claimed.  Making Hats an essential addition to your sun protection regiment.  Be safe not sorry!

 

 

#summer hats, #grammieknows, #skin cancer

Protect Yourself

Summer Hats a Necessary Item or Not?

Summer Hats are a must have item for everyone!  Finding a hat you like might be more of the issue.  Why, you may ask?  Well let me tell you that in recent years the number of people with skin cancer has jumped way up.  It used to be that only the red-heads and fair skinned people had to worry about skin cancers, but that has changed dramatically in the last 20 years.  Doctors are the ones that noticed the increase in the numbers of reported cases.

It is a Fact, the number of people with skin cancers are rising!

So what do you do?  If you are a gardener and like to spend time outdoors, you protect yourself the same way that you protect your hands and your feet.  Having a comfortable hat on your head will certainly be the first step in protection.  A hat with a large brim will shade your eyes and place your shoulders and ears out of the direct glare of the sunlight.

Urban CoCo Women’s Wide Brim Caps Foldable Summer Beach Sun Straw Hats

Fashion versus Utility

If you wear a hat in the garden, it might as well be a nice one!  The important part is making sure that the hat does what it should do and that is shelter your sensitive areas on your head, ears and the back of your neck.

Scala Women’s Cotton Big Brim Hat, Sand, One Size

Now these hats are very nice and useful and cool in the summer, but what if you want some colour?  There are hats that fit that bill too!  Whether you are gardening, walking outdoors, or fishing, there is nothing that says you can’t add a splash of colour into your day.  Just make sure that it is on your head and stays there as long as you are outdoors.

Apparelsales Women’s Men’s Sun Hat Fishing Cap Quick-dry Bucket Hat

This one is shown in pink, but it comes in 14 different colours and you’d be amazed at how masculine it looks in an army fatique colouring.  Made for men or women, because it’s not just the women who are getting skin cancers, it’s also the men.   I don’t like baseball caps, because while they protect your eyes from the excessive glare of the sun, they do nothing for the sensitive skin on your ears, or the back of your neck.  These are target areas for skin cancers to grow.  It’s better to wear a hat like this:

Dorfman Pacific SPF4-CAML4 Solarweave Treated Cotton Mesh Safari – XLarge – Camel

Sun protection, sun protection!

You hear mom’s remind their children to put on their hats, put on sunscreen and if they are too young, mom makes sure she does it for them.  So why not make sure that the man of the house is also protected when he goes out to play.  Whether he is at the baseball game, golfing, or watching the kids at the park, make sure he is protected from those harmful rays of the sun too.

 

A little protection from the sun’s rays,  will save you a lot of grief.  Make it a habit, you and your skin will thank you!

Happy Summer, Happy and Safe Sunny Days.

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Summer Hats for Style and so much more.
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Summer Hats for Style and so much more.
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Protect yourself from the sun's glaring rays and wear a hat. Skin Cancer is no fun and protecting your head with a hat is the number one way to prevent that problem.
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  1. Ruth Cox

    I don’t wear sunscreen due to trying to cut down on chemicals on the body so I do love wearing caps and hats. I like the fishing hats and anything with a bouncy brim!

  2. Cynthia

    My husband always wears a hat, but I have never been a big hat person myself. However, I love that Urban CoCo hat you featured. I just may have to have that while I work in my garden this summer. It looks like it would be very breathable.

    1. GrammieOlivia

      Dear Cynthia, I like that one too, it should be easy to fold up and take with you too……My husband has finally started to wear a hat, but only after 2 different spots of skin cancer on his head. So we know the importance of protection. Like anything else, you will get used to wearing a hat while you work. I need to protect my friends.

  3. dawn rae

    I love bucket hats. What a great selection of hats. I’m adding that quick dry bucket hat to my wish list!!!!

    1. GrammieOlivia

      That’s what I like about that one, wash it and let it dry quickly….always looking nice.

  4. Susan

    Love the pink hat, which would serve me well when I’m out in the garden or just working in the yard. Your reminder about preventing skin cancer is not one to be taken lightly. I think it’s about time to trade in my uncomfortable visor for a pretty as well as functional summer hat!

    1. GrammieOlivia

      Susan, my husband is a red-head and he has had more than one bout of skin cancer. The cure is to be vigilant and protect yourself. He doesn’t go anywhere without a wide brimmed hat anymore. A little prevention is worth a pound of cure! Plus you would look really cute in that pink one!

  5. Sgolis

    A timely article as I am in the market for a new sun hat. I have sensitive skin and that sun gets darn hot when I am working in the gardens.

    1. GrammieOlivia

      Susan please get yourself a hat then. With your coloring I can imagine that sunburns would be very likely. It really is not good for your skin. While skin cancer is very treatable, it’s still not something that anyone should have to deal with, protect yourself!

  6. Barbara Radisavljevic

    I have a hat similar to the pink one because it’s often windy here. I love this hat because it doesn’t blow off and it fits my head well. I chose a more neutral color because I want to wear it wherever I go outside.

    1. GrammieOlivia

      Barbara, they are not too expensive, so get one for the garden, where you are easily seen amongst your beautiful flowers and one for “special occasions”, you deserve it.

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