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When the sun is blazing away, SanSoleil can come to the rescue. Sure you can avoid nasty skin damage by hiding under a palapa, hanging at the bar and sipping pina coladas, or shopping in the mall. But then if you want to play golf, that could present a problem. So you lather up with some UPF gadzillion number cream that can make you look like a zombie from Twilight. And you need to reapply every so often, especially if you’re mired in a five-hour round. That means when you go to swing a club, the shaft can go flying out of your slippery hands.

Or you could wear one of SanSoleil’s UPF 50 shirts made of material guaranteed to protect you from 99% of the sun’s harmful rays. In addition the garments come with moisture wicking, Quick dry and athletic stretch nylon inserts to keep you cool. Recently I wore one of SanSoleil’s shirts in the brilliant sun at Royal Isabela in Puerto Rico. The only place I needed to apply lotion was to my face and ankles. The shirt worked like a charm.

Least you think these garments are not stylish, think again. The Snap Polo comes in Egyptian cotton and is rendered in many colors while other styles come in SolTek techy fabric for the ultimate in athletic movement. Some of the more colorful patterns include Zoe;s Garden, splashy Twilight Lily, Prowl and White Tiger and many come with Swarovski Crystal Zipper Pulls. And yes, SanSoleil has shirts for men too. (Katharine Dyson) SanSoleil.com

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