Complete the Gardening Outfit: Sun Protective Clothing for Women
More and more, we hear about the need to go get some fresh air, some sun, and touch grass. This call to action is more than a trending meme; spending time outdoors in the sun has a multitude of benefits, ranging from the adjustment of the sleep cycle and mental health to actually giving your body essential vitamin D. But like most good things, there certainly can be too much of it. Beyond the risk of unsightly tan lines, too much time spent in direct sunlight can lead to a lengthy list of potential health problems.
The goal is to get that time outside while using modern protection methods to keep yourself safe from dangerous UV rays and remember what it’s like to be human.
Everyone’s desired exposure to the sun varies. Some with susceptible skin might want to avoid it altogether, while others may want to feel the sun in controlled doses. This makes the use of sleeves the perfect addition to any sun protective outfit.
The Sun Protective Regimen
We’ve come to consider sun-protective clothing more often as a society. We’ve worked it into daily skincare routines and preparations for outings to the beach and pool. We now consider it when we choose sun protection outfits for almost any time spent outdoors, whether walking or digging in the garden. These choices change our routines for the better—but like all new habits, what it takes for them to stick is ease and accessibility. If we’re required to lather on sunscreen every 90-120 minutes or put on a stuffy long-sleeved shirt every time we go out in the sun, the sun-protective regimen won’t stick.
It’s suggested that the best way to use sunscreen is by applying it 30 minutes before use. Sometimes there’s no time for that. And with women’s clothing often leaving you more exposed to the sun, it’s convenient to be able to add a piece of clothes with UPF protection that can be taken on and off quickly. And with the growing concern over potentially hazardous chemicals in sunscreen, more and more people are switching to UPF clothing.
Sun Protective Clothing for Women
Women’s clothing is versatile, with many options, so you’re likely to shop around. But whatever you choose to go out in the sun with, make sure it has a good reputation with solid reviews and clearly specifies its UPF rating. UPF 50+ fabrics block 98 percent of UVA and UVB rays, so you can look great while protecting your skin from sun damage.
Our entire UPF protective sleeves collection is here. Shop for both men and women.
It's Literally in the Clothing
Sun protection shouldn’t stop at lathering sunscreen and UV protective eyewear; sporting UPF protective clothing should also be part of your routine. Wearing clothing scientifically proven to safeguard skin against skin cancer, other skin-related conditions, and premature aging is an absolute must.
Just like the harmful UV rays go beyond the surface of many materials, skin protection goes beyond sunscreen and UV protective sunglasses—the skin under articles of clothing can be exposed to harmful radiation from the sun, so we must dress with UPF protection when selecting our outfits for the garden.
Finding the Right Fit
Our sizes range from Xs to Xxl+ so there’s something for everyone. Our sleeves were created for the garden but can be used in just about every scenario, from adding arm sleeves to your already UPF protective gardening outfit to ensuring the head-to-toe protection you need for prolonged periods of sun exposure. Farmers Defense sleeves make a great addition to any gardening outfit. Whether you’re rockin’ something sporty with short sleeves, or a sun protective sun dress for women. We’ve got you covered.