Do not forget your hat!

If you have come to the beach without your hat, we will see you very soon! From ball caps to our model in her hat large enough to share with a friend – you will not find a larger selection of beach hats than Leani’s!

Florida is all about enjoying the warm weather all year long, and sunshine that brings an abundance of opportunities for fun in the sun. However, spending time in the sun can also increase the risk of developing skin cancer if proper precautions are not taken to protect yourself from the harsh effects of ultraviolet rays. Just one day of not protecting yourself can ruin any vacation.

Regardless if you are spending time out in the sun, poolside, at the beach, golfing, boating, fishing or any fun in the sun activity we recommend you should toss in your bag a hat and some type of sun protection clothing.

Do you know to incorporate foods with skin protective factors?

Antioxidants are nature’s SPF as the compounds can create internal barriers when consumed through select foods, ultimately preventing the negative effects of free radicals and UV rays on the skin. This helps with reducing wrinkles and signs of aging and absorbing dangerous cancer-causing components from the sun before they can sink into your skin, antioxidants you eat figuratively set up a command center inside of your body with the aim of keeping enemy forces, aka UV rays, at bay.

Alongside vitamins E and C, antioxidants are found in blueberries, carrots, watermelon, and cauliflower, among others. For a super SPF sipping selection, it has been said that green tea is practically drinkable sunscreen.

Hats on heads and glasses on faces!

Continuing along the lines of fashionable sun protection, you can further protect your body from skin cancers by appropriately accessorizing. This includes your head, face, shoulders, and even your eyes.

Yes, skin cancers can develop in and around your eyes. The folds of skin on your eyelids and surrounding area can be sensitive and subsequently susceptible to sunlight absorption. This is why wearing sunglasses every time you go outside is imperative for your health, not merely to prevent the discomfort of overly-aggressive glares from vibrant sunshine.

While any hat is better than no hat, a wide-brimmed hat is the best option as it provides the most shading of your head, ears and shoulders. It’s never too early to begin wearing protective fashion. It’s never too early to learn about sun protection. Children are also encouraged to wear broad-coverage sunglasses, hats, and UPF clothing when outdoors.