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FAQs


What does UPF50+ mean? 

Ultraviolet Protection Factor, or UPF, is a rating given to sun protective fabrics and clothing.  UPF measures a fabric's potential to block out harmful UVA and UVB ultraviolet radiation that cause sunburns and skin damage.  You know, those pesky UV rays.  The higher the UPF rating, the better the protection.  Desert Camo Apparel's UV Apparel and Accessories come with the highest rating of UPF50+ meaning more than 98% of both types of UV rays will blocked out, keeping your skin safe and protected.  Our fabric has been tested and certified UPF50+.  Our UV Apparel and Accessories are endorsed by the Melanoma International Foundation so you can shop with confidence!

How do I care for my UV Apparel and Accessories ?

  • Machine wash in cold water on gentle cycle with a mild detergent.

  • Lay flat to dry. Do not put your items in the dryer.

  • Do not bleach, dry clean, or iron your apparel or accessories.

  • Be aware and avoid all rough surfaces to protect your garment form pilling and snagging.

Can I wear my UV Apparel and Accessories in the water?

Yes, our versatile apparel and accessories can be worn in and out of the water!  Wear them in the pool, to the ocean, at the river, by the lake, or wherever you outdoor activities take you.  Desert Camo Apparel will keep your skin protected.

What is the Sun Safe Checklist?

The heart of Desert Camo Apparel's mission is to promote sun safety and bring awareness to skin cancer and prevnetion.  The Sun Safe Checklist was created to provide you with sun safe tips and friendly reminders to protect your largest external organ from potentially deadly UV rays. 

 

UPF50+ rated clothing is the best line of defense against the suns harmful UV rays.  Preferably long sleeves and pants are ideal.  Always choose a wide brim hat, polarized sunglasses and an umbrella (those can be found with a UPF50+ rating too).  Broad spectrum sunscreens are your best bet to block out both UVA and UVA radiation.  Reapply every two hours.  If you must go outside, avoid the sun between 10a-4p and head for the shade.  This is the time at which UV rays are at their peak.  Just say NO to tanning beds.  Tanning beds emit the same UV light as the sun.  Be aware of surfaces that reflect and intensify the UV rays (windows, pavement, sand, water, snow, etc.)  Schedule yearly skin checks with your dermatologist.