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In Your Skin: The Importance Of Sun Protection

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jul 29, 2011

Built-In Protection

Many tri-focused retailers build UV protection into their fabrics, including Asics, Brooks, De Soto, K-Swiss, Mizuno, Pearl Izumi, CW-X, Salomon and Skins. As you’re selecting each item, make sure the knit of the fabric is tightly woven and has a snug fit to maximize its blocking ability, says Nossa. For biking and running, you can slip on arm sleeves, like those made by Tyr ($40, Tyr.com) and SunnySleeveZ ($24.99, Sunnysleevez.com), which work to keep your skin from heating up on warm race days while also blocking rays.

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