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In Your Skin: The Importance Of Sun Protection

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jul 29, 2011

Head Gear

You may love the way your favorite visor keeps the sun out of your face, but it’s doing nothing to keep your scalp from getting sun. “A hat made with moisture-wicking, breathable material is a better choice,” says Jackson. (Headsweats’ Race Hat provides a 40-plus Ultraviolet Protection Factor, $20, Headsweats.com). And if you just can’t part with your beloved visor? Jackson recommends rubbing sunscreen into your scalp before heading out, or you can wear a bandana underneath to keep this extra-sensitive area protected.

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