Shade VS Sunscreen: An Overview
We all know how important it is to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of UV Radiation. Many people are still a little confused about the different ratings for sunscreens and fabrics. Here is a brief explanation about the difference between SPF and UPF.
SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a measure of how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn, damages skin, and can contribute to skin cancer. The higher the SPF factor, the higher the protection it will give.
- SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
- SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays
UPF or Ultraviolet Protection Factor is a measure of how well a fabric will pr