October 11, 2021 4 min read

Sun Protection Swimwear 

It’s no secret that Australia is one of the most skin cancer affected countries in the world. We are physically closer to the sun than the northern hemisphere with a UV Index that is almost double that of the UK. Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70, with approximately 2000 dying from skin cancer each year.

That’s frightening!

Fortunately, we are now better educated to protect and prevent ourselves from developing cancers caused by sun exposure. We will never stop enjoying the sunshine and our beautiful beaches, but there are ways to cover up and stay safe while having fun in the sun.

 

 

Sleeved Swimsuits

One of the easiest ways to stay protected from the sun is by wearing sleeved clothing with excellent coverage. A long sleeve one piece is a practical choice for spending time in the sun at the beach or by the pool.

Most swimsuit fabric offers SPF 50 protection, so you can feel confident that you’re protected all day without worrying about reapplying sunscreen.

Our sleeved swimsuit collection features sexy and stylish zip up one pieces in cute prints and stunning colours to suit your style. Swimmers will love our chlorine resistant options, perfect for wearing in public pools and heated spas.

 Corsica floral long sleeve one piece swimsuit

Corsica Long Sleeve One Piece

Rash Vests

If you want to transform your favourite one piece or bikini into a sun safe swimsuit, simply add a sleeved rash vest for when you need extra sun protection.

Keeping a rash vest on hand in your beach bag is essential if your beach days stretch into the hot midday hours. Rashies offer instant sun protection keeping you safe from harsh UV rays. There’s no need to wait for your sunscreen to settle, so you can get out and enjoy yourself.

Shop for short and long sleeve rash vests from our collection, with chlorine resistant options for women who love swimming and doing aqua aerobics at the local pool. Choose from prints and plains to mix and match with your favourite swimsuits and stay protected from the sun in style.

 Santorini Blue long sleeve zip up rash vest and high waisted pant

Santorini Blue Long Sleeve Rash Vest and High Waisted Pant

Long Swim Pants

Legs are often neglected when it comes to sun protection. Day to day exposure means the skin on the lower body doesn’t burn as easily as our upper body, so we tend to forget about it.

If you want extra coverage for your legs, longer length swim pants are an ideal choice. Whether you need ¾ length pants or shorter bike pants, choosing a longer swim bottom will help to keep you protected from the sun’s damaging rays.

 

Beach Cover Ups

Beach cover ups are another summer essential that offer protection from the sun. Sarongs, kaftans, overshirts, and beach dresses, all offer lightweight, stylish coverage to wear to and from the beach. Throw them on at any time during the day to keep your skin covered and cool.

Showcase your individual style with prints and colours to mix and match with your swimwear. Choose from tailored long shirt styles with adjustable sleeve lengths made from the softest lightweight cotton, or opt for a feminine, flowy kaftan.

A sarong is great to have on hand as you can quickly drape it over your shoulders to ease the effects of the hot sun. Keep one in your beach bag for when you need protection on a steamy hot day.

 Provence Blue cotton overshirt

Provence Blue Cotton Overshirt

Hats & Sunglasses

UV rays can affect every part of the body with the delicate skin on the face and head particularly susceptible to skin cancers. The eyes are also a target for the sun’s damaging rays, causing disease and deterioration.

Fortunately, the best prevention is also the most stylish. Hats and sunglasses not only look great and show off your personal style, but they are the most effective way to keep the sun off your head, face, eyes, and neck.

Choose a wide brimmed hat for the best protection and be sure to keep a waterproof option on hand for swimming. Sunglasses with good quality lenses that sufficiently block the sun, are a must when spending time outdoors or driving.

Woven straw hat 

Woven Straw Hat

Sunscreen

Sun damage doesn’t just happen at the beach or by the pool. Everyday exposure to the sun, even through car windows, is the most damaging type of exposure for our skin. The cumulative effect of everyday sun exposure can be one of the leading causes of skin cancer.

Find a sunscreen that suits your skin for everyday use as well as an extra protective option for the beach. Keep a beauty pouch in your beach bag with sunscreens that can be easily reapplied throughout the day. Consider spray options if you need to reapply your own sunscreen and don’t forget your lips! A lip balm with a high SPF is an absolute must have for everyday as well as the beach.


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