5 of the best sun hats to protect you this summer

Whether you’re lounging on the beach or strolling in the city, headwear is an essential barrier to the sun’s UV rays. When choosing a hat, it’s important to consider colour, style and fabric. As a rule of thumb, if you can see through the hat then the sun can get to you so it’s best to avoid loose weave material. To help keep your skin safe and your style on point, here is ASCC’s guide to choosing the perfect sun hat.

An accessory for your health
Almost all skin cancers are caused by too much UV radiation from the sun.¹ Excessive sun exposure causes UVA and UVB rays to penetrate the skin causing sun burn and cell damage - both significant risk factors for skin cancer. Skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are most commonly found on the the head, ears and scalp.² Choosing the right hat is one of the easiest ways to prevent skin damage and keep you feeling cool in the heat.