I worry about sun protection a lot — I live in a sunny place, I’m prone to sunburn, and I spend a lot of time outside (swatching). And I wear lots of sunscreen, but I’m also on the lookout for other solutions.
Well I found out about a company with a really amazing idea: scarves made of UPF 50+ fabric. UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) is like SPF for clothing, and 50+ is the highest protection you can get.
I have a few UPF 50 shirts (and they look like exercise shirts), but I’ve never seen anyone use this technology to make a scarf — and that’s genius. It’s portable (should you find you need it unexpectedly), and easy to remove if you’re going indoors. Plus you can wear it and still be sorta classy.
I think beauty is as much about prevention as about cure (skincare) and coverage (makeup), so I wanted to share my discovery with you. The company is called Bloxsun, and their products are available through their website, and a few random locations in Florida.
Their large scarf (shawl-sized, 56″ x 29″) is $85. Their small scarf (handkerchief sized, 36″ x 34″) is $60.