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  • Floppy Sun Hats: Beautiful Sun Protection

    Spring is almost here and fashion is heating up.

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    Don't Let Mother Nature Ruin Your Summer Fun

    Next month marks the time of year when the snow begins to melt, the birds begin to sing, and the sun will show his smiling face once again. This can only mean one thing...sun hats are back! Staying protected from the sun is very important, but looking good while doing so is just as important. Finding the perfect floppy straw sun hat can be tough, so we have put together this guide to help you this upcoming season.

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    So Many Styles

    There are so many great sun hats out there each with their own unique personality. Some have wired bendable brims, some made of straw, others made of special UV blocking material. Each designed with a certain individual in mind. The floppy sun hats below are only a small fraction of the beautiful sun hats you can find online. The best sun hats on the market today are made of UPF and UV material that blocks both UVA and UVB rays.

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    Protective Material Sun Hats

    These specialized sun hats are made of a laboratory tested UV blocking material that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, not only that they are made in styles that any woman would love. Skin cancer has been growing on the list of the most prevalent types of cancer. Keeping  yourself protected from the sun's harmful rays can add years to your life and keep you looking great into your golden years.

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    Celebrities Dictate Style

    Celebrities starting new trends is not a new thing. Over the years many huge trends have started with a star or starlet rocking the newest fashion craze. The sun hat is no different. The floppy sun hat has shown its staying power and has been a hot piece of summer fashion for years now.

    Floppy Women's Hats2015 Spring and Summer Season

    With the 2015 spring and summer approaching you need to be ready with the latest summer head wear. If you wait too long into the season you will not be able to find beautiful sun hats in stores, or online. Straw hats as well as panama style fedora hats are the latest trend and if you want to look great this upcoming season you should stock up before the starlets do.

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  • Me and my Bucket Hat: A Much Need Vacation

    Find your happy place.

     

    Who doesn't like summer? The warm weather, cool pools, baseball games, and lazy days. But my personal favorite thing about summer is summer vacation. The opportunity to take some time off of work or school and travel somewhere incredible. We each have our own dream destinations in mind. Some might be content with going to a local amusement park or having a fun day at the beach. That just doesn't cut it for me. I need to spread my wings and see the world. Each year I look for my new "Happy Place" the place where I can let go of all the stresses and challenges of life, and enjoy the best of what life and Mother Nature Has to offer. Before I pack my bags I need to decide exactly where my new "Happy Place" is going to be. My bucket hat is dying for an adventure.

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    There are some states I have never seen. Ballparks still unexplored. No matter where I eventually end up going there are two things I will always take with me. One is my camera to take pictures of my adventure and the other is my trusty hat. The way that some women are with shoes, I am the same with hats. If the entire year was about 75 days long I would have a hat for every day of the year. I have found hats of all shapes and sizes from all makers, stores, and specialty boutiques from around the world. No summer vacation of mine is complete without a bucket hat, visor, and baseball cap for all of my summertime excursions. Many people wear hats to stay protected from the sun, but I just wear them for style and fun. The incredible UV protection they provide is simply an added bonus.

     

    Let the 2014 Happy Place brainstorm begin

    Summer hats1) San Diego

    Pros: Beautiful weather, plenty of delicious breweries, Sea World, Wild Animal Park,Padres Stadium, Gaslamp, affordable, great outdoor locations to explore.

    Cons: Being from California it is still a little too close to home for me, not the best for a single traveler.

    Perfect Hat: Ball cap, Sun visor, Bucket Hats

     

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    2) Brazil

    Pros: Beautiful landscape, lively culture, great nightlife, beautiful beaches

    Cons: Language barrier, $$$, passport

    Perfect Hat: Sinamay hat, mesh hat, fishing hat, visor

     bucket hat3) Caribbean Cruise

    Pros: All exclusive packages, guided tours, constant view of the ocean, relaxing atmosphere

    Cons: At the end of the day you are still on a boat, restricted time and freedom, sea sickness

    Perfect Hat: Floppy sun hat, bucket hat

    outback and cowboy hats4) Australia

    Pros: Safari adventure, see awesome animals in their own habitat, fun nightlife and culture, once of the most beautiful landscapes on this Earth. Each of these fishing bucket hats would protect you from the harsh sun.

    Cons: Can get pricey, the sun is very harsh (added head wear and UV protection may be required.)

    Perfect Hat: Safari Hat, Cowboy Hat, Outback Hat, Fishing Hat

     

     

    Choosing the perfect vacation spot takes time. Let me know if anybody has some other great spots, that I NEED to check out.

    Check back soon for a new entry about how to really save money when traveling, people sometimes let themselves spend way too much during their vacations. I will show you great ways to get more for less when you travel.

  • UV 50+ Sun Protection Hats

    SPF 15+ is not sufficient anymore.

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    With more about more data being released every single day, sun protection is one of the most important health issues facing us today. There is a 3-Step process for tackling this widespread epidemic. The first step being awareness, the second step is information and education and the last step is implementation. With the information found here and this 3-Step process, you can keep both you and your loved ones educated, safe, and happy for the rest of their lives. Some great sun protection tips and links to great sun protection hats can be found in this video below.

     

    Step 1: Awareness

    There are so many people out there who spend most of their waking moments outdoors. They claim to be informed about the importance of proper UV sun protection and sun protection hats. But the harsh reality is that they have been fed a series of false information about proper sun care. The more people that know about the importance of the proper sun protection the better. Awareness breeds education and education facilitates change. So many of us think that we know everything about skin protection, but in reality there are many misconceptions out there. Here are some common misconceptions and myths about sun care.

     

    Sun Care Myths

    Myth: Tanning booths are safe as long as they do not contain UVB Rays.

    Reality: The reality is while many tanning beds say they do not feature UVB rays they do however utilize UVA rays which can penetrate even deeper and is the same if not more exposure than the sun

     

    Myth: You don't need sunscreen on a cloudy day, right?

    Reality: While you might not be able to see the suns harmful ray they are still present. They can even be magnified by the cloud vapor and can be even more dangerous than a sunny day.

     

    Myth: Do sunburns cause more damage than a suntan?

    Reality: Just because you do not burn does not mean that you are safe from the suns harmful rays. Everybody's skin is different and should be protected. Higher SPF sunscreen and the proper head wear can keep you protected all spring and summer.

     

    Myth: It takes years to be affected by harmful UV rays.

    Reality: Sun protection is just as important in year one than it is on year 65. Some signs might not show right away but trust us they will rear their ugly heads soon enough.

     

    Myth: As long as I stay out of direct sunlight I will be protected.

    Reality: Staying out of direct sunlight might help but you cannot overlook the proper protection. SPF sunscreen and the proper head wear will help you stay protected.

    Myth: You do not have to worry about skin protection if you have dark skin.

    Reality: This is the number one misconception. Dark skin is not a barrier to the suns harmful rays.

    By informing the public about the importance of skin protection we can spread awareness about the growing importance of UV protection. Tell you family, tell your friends, spread the news to your social following. If we do not act now, it will be too late.

     

     

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    Step 2: Information and Education

    We cannot blame the public for not being informed. They have been fed myths and misconceptions for so many years. Information and education starts with you. For every person that becomes educated they will share their new found knowledge with someone else. It has to start somewhere and it starts with you. There are great resources available to you about sun care like The Doctors. There are other great resources like Skincancer.org and government support from the CDC regarding sun protection for our youth. One of the better ways to stay protected from the sun is with a hat specially designed to give you optimum protection from the sun that can be found here.

     

     

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    Step 3: Implementation

    The last and most important step in this process is implementation. It is one thing to talk about proper skin care and sun but it is another to act on it. Changes in skin care start in the home. If you instill in you family the importance of the proper skin protection and outdoor head wear you can feel safe knowing that you protected your family to the best of your ability and you have made a huge impact on them living a long, happy and healthy life. Lead by example and take care of your own skin. If you instill the importance of skin protection at a young age, it will have the greatest impact on your children and your family's life. Proper UV protection does not have to mean that you have to sacrifice style and comfort. There are so many great new options to consider, whether it is a great sun protection hat, and higher SPF Sunscreen, basic sun care tips and techniques, or maintaining proper sun exposure limits. With this simple 3-Step plan you will have all the tool you will need. All of these factors work together to keep you and all of your friends and family safe, happy, and healthy for many years to come.

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