Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers, and 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by sun overexposure. Put your hats on in the sun along with uva/uvb sunscreen over 30 spf, and re-apply every 2 hours no matter what the bottle says. See if the headwear association will be near you tomorrow!
The headwear assoc. is distributing free Sun Protection Hats in cities across the U.S.
They say to choose hats with at least a 2 1/2-inch brim and always wear sunscreen and a hat when outside.
A benefitting trend: Hats with oversize brims have been dominating the 2011 fashion runways, so staying safe from the sun has never looked better. Think "more skin, more brim." Women's hats with brims larger than five inches also offer shoulder and décolletage protection from the sun.
Remember to see your dermatologist yearly too, and check yourself for changing moles/sunspots often. You can find free skin cancer screenings by dermatologists here: