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There’s a common mistake many still make before spending time outdoors: underestimating the importance of a hat. Although sunscreen is an essential way to defend ourselves from sun damage, it isn’t the only sun protection out there. “Wearing clothing that has sun protection built into it is one of the most effective ways of protecting yourself from the sun,” explains Kemunto Mokaya, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Tennessee. “Institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Skin Cancer Foundation consider clothing as the first-line in defense against UV radiation.” But clothes and sun protection aren’t obviously within the same category: