|jcrew's selection for girls|
Our new solution is the Rash Guard! It started when Sander needed one for surfing, then when I took up surfing I needed one too... it's SO much easier than sunblock - especially for the kids. Most of these shirts have a SPF factor of 50+ so that's pretty darn good, all you need to apply is the rest of the body and that's SO much easier, add a hat and you don't have much left to lather up on.
In the past, I must admit, these shirts were pretty horrible and just out of sheer fashion sense I couldn't stand them... but now, it's the 'thing' - so there are so many very cool rash guards out there.
Here are a few of our favorites:
|crewcuts girls stripe|
|jcrew - mens rash guard (fathers day!)|
|jcrew - womens rash guard|
This brand Pret-a-surf has some beautiful ones for women, but I'm not so sure of that zipper for surfing!?
|pret-a-surf - just this image will get you SOLD on them right!?|
We even found some simple and plain ones at Old Navy... but any way you slice it these are SO much easier than sticky lotions and creams (which since we can't even decide if they are good or bad for you why not just NOT use them! - or at least use them LESS). I would suggest the long sleeve, since the forearms on kids are always in the sun!
|see how fun they look (yes, I am a sucker for a good photo!)|
read the NYT article here
click here for the EWG sunscreen guide