Stay young under the sun . . .
The absolute 100% proven way to keep your youthful skin is to protect your face from the sun and there is no better way than a UPF rated Conner hat of course!
Growing up in Australia I was made aware of the harmful effects of a sun burn at a young age. We had a campaign down there called Slip Slop Slap, which means slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen and slap on a hat! They had ads on TV and made it into a cartoon so everyone knew all about it. Australia having one of the highest rates of skin cancer per capita did a great job of informing people. These days I haven’t seen those ads or anything like it but we live in a world of constant media so perhaps it’s just lost in the mix. Skin Cancer is by far the most common form of cancer and can be avoided by being aware and keeping yourself protected. Some people feel self-conscious wearing a hat at the beach or outdoors but once you find that perfect hat it just becomes a part of you and in my opinion makes you a more intriguing person. In fact, I have had a few friends tell me that they met their significant other because they were wearing one of our hats. Hats are great conversation starters.
Here are a few things we made sure of at Conner hats regarding sun protection.
- We had all of our materials tested by The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA)
- Even if one of our hats is made from 50+ UPF material we don’t rate it if it has mesh (unlike some other companies)
- We also won’t rate a hat if we feel the brim is too small for adequate protection even if it is made from 50+ UPF material
Here are some of our 50+ rated hats from a recent shoot (May 2016) we did in Byron Bay, Australia. We chose a hinterland location and also Wategos beach. Enjoy these shots and stay safe and have fun in the sun!
– Will Conner