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SPF Protection this Fourth of July

Posted on 30 June 2017

The Fourth of July is coming up, and that means outdoor barbecues, beach days, and other outdoor activities. But in order to keep these events fun, it is important to protect your skin. SPF Protection is important this Fourth of July and all year long in Florida! Those who are planning to go to the beach should be careful because water reflects up to 10 percent of the sun's rays, sand about 15 percent, and seafoam about 25 percent.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher daily. For extended outdoor activity, use a water resistant, broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

Guess what though?! Anthony's Resort Wear and IBkul have the cutest assortments of UPF sun protection sundresses and tops! Take a look:

Geometric Tile Sleeveless Dress

Anthony's Resort Wear

This dress is adorable for your upcoming Fourth of July celebration! With it's blue and white colors, all you'll need to add are the red accessories. The Geometric Tile Sleeveless Dress by Anthony's Resort Wear is on-the-go chic, simple, stylish, and perfect for everyday wear this summer. With UPF50 sun protection, this sundress is known for it's flattering fit, smooth feel, and wrinkle resistance. There are also other colors and patterns to check out!

Perfect Geometric Dress

Anthony's Resort Wear

If you are looking for a little more coverage this July 4th, try the Perfect Geometric Dress by Anthony's Resort Wear. It also has a festive blue and white pattern and is designed in a A-line shape with a flattering fit. This sundress is a must-have. With its a soft, stretch fabric, this dress is known for its smooth feel, wrinkle resistance, and UPF50 sun protection. This easy-to-wear dress is perfect for any Independence Day party.

IBkul Solid UPF50 Sun Shirt

IBkul SPF Top

Another festive option is a sun shirt. I've chosen this bold blue for the 4th of July, but there are so many more IBkul sun shirts at Anthony's. IBkul sun shirts are known for their moisture-wicking fabric that keeps you cool on even the hottest days. With the Florida humidity, that is an extremely important factor! This IBkul sun shirt has UPF50 sun protection built in, so you can stay confidently covered. Featuring a mesh sleeve for additional airflow and Icefil fabric this top is made for stylish fun in the sun.

So, there you have it. Cute dresses and tops with SPF protection to preserve your skin! Here are a few other tips from the Skin Cancer Foundation to protect yourself from the sun this Fourth of July:

-Stay in shade - especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
-Do not get burnt
-Avoid tanning booths
-Cover up with SPF/UPF clothing (from Anthony's Resort Wear and IBkul) - including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses
-Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. (For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.)
-Apply sunscreen thirty minutes before going outside. (Reapply every two hours or after swimming or sweating.)
-Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
-See your doctor every year for a professional skin exam.

Have a happy Fourth of July! Don't forget to protect your skin and have some fun!

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By: Melissa Ferguson

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