Do you, like most of Australia, spend the majority of your weekends either at the beach, or by the pool? If you answer yes. Keep reading. We’ve always been told to wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses in summer to protect our skin, but what you should also also be wearing, is clothing made with either SPF, or UPF.
Brands have been adding SPF (Sun Protection Barrier) or UPF (Ultra-Violet Protection Barrier) to their collections over the last few years and as Australians, these are the most important pieces we should own. Swimwear and activewear are the most popular markets for SPF and UPF clothing, with labels like The Upside and Matteau adopting the trend early and creating leggings, crop tops and one-piece swimsuits with at least one of the two protective barriers.
Whether you’re going for a run, doing a high-intensity work out, or simply lazing by the water this season, wearing sunscreen, a hat and clothing with an SPF or UPF barrier is essential to protect you from the sun’s harmful rays and keep your skin in top shape.
Keep reading to shop the best SPF and UPF pieces to add to your summer wardrobe.