Many of the topics we are writing about are connected to rain umbrellas and all the “rain protection” related topics. But, surprisingly, umbrellas can serve not only as protection from rain, but also for protection from the sun!
Not such an innovative solution
The sun-protective umbrellas have quite a history, as they have been discovered originating approximately 4000 years ago. You have maybe noticed they are quite popular in some Asian countries like Japan, China or Vietnam.
It is not exactly known who invented first umbrella, but there is evidence of umbrellas in ancient art and artifacts of Greece, Egypt, Assyria and China. The first umbrellas has been used against sun, later on comes their practical use against rain as well.
Recently, we can see the fashion of sun umbrellas has become quite popular even in Europe, and probably in other continents as, well.
And here comes the question: what kind of umbrella should you choose so it covers you from the sun the right way? Do the rain umbrellas the UV protection function, as well?
Rain umbrellas = sun umbrellas?
The best information is that the classic rain umbrella could also protect you very well against the sun. Scientists have found the rain protective umbrella could block at least 70% of UV radiation! Some kinds of dark rain umbrellas even block 99%.
Also, the producers of umbrellas have started to show the UV protection level so you can see whether your rain umbrella could serve as the UV protector or not.
Why start to use a sun umbrella?
For women, it could sometimes be weird to use a rain umbrella instead of a special sun umbrella. Honestly, could you imagine using the big, family umbrella during a walk through the sunny city?
Although the protection could be the same, would it not be better to have another, light-weighted and probably more stylish sun umbrella instead?
The pros and cons of the usage of sun umbrellas and rain umbrellas as sun protectors are summarized below:
Your skin worth the money
During the times when the ozone layer is not as protective, we should especially think about how to protect from the UV radiation. Really we should every time we are going to face the strength of the sun rays.
Not only can people with Lupus or some other illnesses that affect the skin surely confirm how the sun rays make their illness much worse – but also consider small children. They should definitely not be exposed to the sun as they could be easily burned or get heatstroke (adults could face heatstroke as well, however, they know more how to prevent it).
Why consider buying a sun umbrella?
The sun umbrella could also serve very well in case you do not have sun-lotion right by your side or your skin is very sun-sensitive or even sun allergic. Or perhaps you simply do not want your skin to age due to sun impact, which has been proven many times by scientists: the sun has a very bad influence on our allover skin condition!
The best sun umbrella
Currently, there is quite a selection of sun umbrellas – whether plain or coloured, with laces or just lace bordering – you should be able to pick a favourite one without troubles.
Just as with rain umbrellas, you can see the opening mechanism could be automatic or manual. You can choose a compacted one with the possibility of being stashed in a bag or backpack, or the normal, big umbrella, maybe for your child to be covered as well.
And if you go more practical way and look for a rain and sun umbrella in one, always see whether the umbrella you have picked provides UV protection.
Cover your children as well
Without a doubt, the protection of your child has the same importance as the protection of yourself. Even for the small children in a stroller, there exist sun umbrellas, which can be easily fastened and protect your children very reliably. What an invention, right?
Whether you decide to buy a sun umbrella or just use your compact, rain umbrella also for protection from the sun, both solutions are great as the protection itself is what really matters.
Do not forget to read the instruction of the producer whether the rain umbrella is suitable also to be used as a sun protector.
We wish you a lot of a great time during choosing of the sun umbrella and in case you missing some, kindly let us know to the comment below the post.