UV Swim Clothing Instead of Sunscreen for Snorkeling
by Karen G
UV Swim Clothing on Karen
As a very fair red head and not always able to sunscreen every part of everywhere needed to fully protect myself, I have turned to UV swim clothing as the option.
I purchase my items from Coolibar.com but there are many resources to choose from.
These swim clothes are UPF 50 sun protection and I have never had an issue even after three years of use in ocean, pool and many times through a washing machine.
I use a swim jacket that has a zipper in the front and the newest one I bought has two small zippered pockets in the front.
My swim tights (pants) are like leggings and have a drawstring waist.
This way I never have to worry about adding sunscreen to a reef environment. I use the reef friendly sunscreen on my face and back of my heels.
My husband also got a set for himself - as you can see from the pictures!
It also provides a little bit of insulation (the tiniest amount), and 100% peace of mind from the harmful rays of the sun!
There is no "drag" and no part of it gets in the way while swimming, nor is it hot and it dries super fast.
I also have UPF gloves and booties for use in our backyard pool during the summer.