Does your Outdoor Umbrella Protect you from the sun?
We all love sunshine but UV rays can be dangerous to our delicate skin. An outdoor umbrella can be a beautiful addition to your patio or outdoor area but does it provide adequate protection? Here is more information on choosing an outdoor umbrella for UV protection.
Why choose outdoor umbrellas for sun protectionWe live for sunny days on balconies, cafes, and our garden patios, but UV rays from the sun can be quite harmful if you don’t take the necessary precautions. About 106,110 new melanomas were diagnosed in America alone in 2021 – a portion that could’ve been prevented with sun protection. Sunscreen is essential to protect yourself from UV rays but it should also be reapplied after swimming or sweating. If you are not able to do this or you want full protection, you need shade. Outdoor umbrellas provide the adequate shade you need, so that you can take off your hat and glasses, and relax. A good outdoor umbrella made from quality material has UV filters that filter out UV radiation for optimal sun protection. In addition to forming a barrier between you and the sun, many outdoor umbrellas are designed for style and elegance, making them a great addition to outdoor establishments and homes seeking sun protection, while creating aesthetic appeal.
How to choose an outdoor umbrella that protects youTo choose an umbrella that provides adequate protection, you need to look at 2 factors:
- The fabric and quality of the umbrella
- The stability and mobility of the umbrella