When it comes to protecting ourselves in the heat of summer, we simply cannot be without some sort of hat. This is especially true for those of us who live in the desert and all of us who are outdoors for a long period of time.
But the desert is not just about the heat, it’s about the sand, the wind, and the sun. We know this because we have all of these things inside our heads. The desert is full of these things, and it makes us feel vulnerable and unprotected. But there’s another way of protecting ourselves that doesn’t require the use of a hat, and that is the use of sunscreen. I’m not talking about using a sunscreen that costs $100 or $200 a pop.
Sunscreens are great if you are in the desert for a few hours out of the year, but it is not necessary. Just something to keep yourself cool and dry. The sun does its dirty work for us, we are just not as exposed to it when we are in the desert.
The desert is a hot and unforgiving place for anyone with normal skin. Theres no such thing as a “normal” skin. Sunburn is a nasty thing, and its a fact that you can get burned by UV rays without even realizing your skin is burning. By wearing hats with sunscreen, you are actually making your skin the best it can be.
The idea here is to wear hats with sunscreen that also protect your skin from the sun. The two are not mutually exclusive, as there are others out there that recommend wearing caps on top of a hat, but I find the idea of wearing sunscreen is much better.
Hats and sunscreen are two of the best things you can put on your head. Just remember, sunburn is a horrible thing to deal with and you don’t want to be one of those people who has to put on a hat or cover up their skin with a broadcloth.
I have an easy solution here. All you need to do is make sure your sunscreen is SPF30. I know, that’s a lot, but you can go to your local grocery store and pick up a box of generic sunscreen and put a few drops into the tube, then just apply it to your hair in the morning.
And I promise you, you will not look as bad as I do.
I’ve found that wearing a cowboy hat makes me look twice as tough, but I also feel as cool as I do wearing them. They’re more comfortable to wear than my typical biker hat and it’s a great way to add some color to your outfit if you feel like it.
I don’t know about you, but I have always wanted some cool sunglasses with some color in them. I’ve been wearing these for years, but recently I’ve been craving something a little more edgy. The only brand I have right now is the Rodeo Ray which is perfect. Even though these aren’t the brand I used to wear, I’ve been wearing them non-stop for the past few months, so my new go-to is this one.