Hats Are Great Sun Protection

A patient of mine came in recently with melasma on her forehead who doesn’t like to wear hats. I hate to nag but…….hats are amazing sun protection, especially if a full brim.


Find a hat friendly hair style. Get great ones at Nordstrom.com. They have lots and they have the Helen Kaminsky hats (from Australia) that are more expensive but last forever and pack well. Also see Athleta and Patagonia for more athletic ones. Patagonia has the “foreign legion” hats which aren’t sexy but really work. Sunday Afternoons also has good hats.


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