I paddle in Florida. And playing outside increases my risks of developing skin cancer. I do take precautions to protect my skin. I wear sunblock that is high in a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF. And I cover as much skin as possible. Covering skin with a long sleeve top is the simplest yet most challenging way to protect the skin in a hot climate. I have used lycra (surfer style rash guards) but they always kept me wet. Now I use a shirt made by Columbia because it keeps me cool, dry, and rash free of chafing armpits.
I hope my sun kit gives you some ideas to keep your skin healthy. —Jeff
- My skin protection kit includes
- I also wear Bolle’ wrap-around polarized sunglasses