A garden hat can help keep the sun out of your eyes and it can also provide you with much needed sun protection for your head.
Imagine a beautiful warm sunny day. A perfect day to get out in the garden, pull a few weeds or move some plants around. That evening, however, you feel the heat on the back of your neck or the tip of your ears and realize you might have stayed out in the sun a bit too long.
Hats help shield your skin from the sun's harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays which can cause skin cancer and premature aging.
Headcovering can be in the form of a bucket or wide-brimmed hat, a sun hat, a baseball cap, or a simple visor to keep the sun out of your eyes.
Be careful about wearing just a visor or a baseball cap. Be sure to protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing that covers those areas, too.
If you tend to burn, especially early in the season, you’ll even want to consider using sunscreen for an added amount of protection.
There is a wide range of hat styles and designs now available. You’ll want to choose a hat that provides enough shade to cover all of your head and neck.
A hat with a brim all the way around it is the best type for full protection. A full brimmed hat helps to shade your whole face, including your ears and the back of your neck, also.
A tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, works better for protection from the sun than straw hats with holes that easily let sunlight through.
There’s even a gardening hat that you can soak in water to let water-absorbing gel crystals in the headband help keep you cool for hours. You can even refrigerate the hat for even more cooling benefits!
Gardening hats can help you be both “sun smart” and fashionable so you can better enjoy those beautiful days in your garden.
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