Last week, thanks to an ABC News story we learned that to truly benefit from your sunscreen you have to apply such a high volume of the stuff that there's little chance your skin can even absorb it all. So it's a lot easier to just wear clothes. A plain white t-shirt has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 7, which drops to 3 when the shirt is wet. A navy or black shirt, on the other hand, has a UPF of 50. What does this tell us? (1) Wear a navy polo all summer. It's good for you. And (2) if you're going to have a wet T-shirt contest, be considerate and do it indoors.

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