Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sun protection: Baseball hat or broad-rimmed hat?

When working in my garden I like to wear a hat if the sun is beating down. I know, I should wear one all of the time, but I get involved in my own little world, take the hat off for a moment and keep moving on to the next plant leaving my hat behind.

My favorite hat to wear while working in the yard is a baseball hat, but I have to rethink that one. Baseball hats fail to provide protection for the ears and neck, while a wide brim hat will shade these areas. I might forget my hat in my garden, but I never forget my sunscreen.

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