So much reliance is placed on sunscreen in terms of sun protection, but relatively few people are aware of, or give consideration to, UPF 50+ sun protective clothing. Why is that?
Johanna Young, co-founder of Solbari commented, “Sunscreen is an effective means of sun protection but should be seen as a last resort. Dermatologists agree that UPF 50+ sun protective clothing and broad brim sun hats are the most effective means of preventing sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer”.
UPF 50+ clothing is seen by medical professionals as a primary means of sun protection because it does not rely on being applied to the skin like sunscreen. Regular clothing usually has some level of sun protection, but UPF 50+ sun protective clothing only allows up to 2% of UV radiation through to the skin.
Consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of sunscreen on our environment, particularly our oceans. Chemicals from sunscreens are known to have an adverse impact the ecology of coral reefs.
There are a number of reasons to consider UPF 50+ sun protective clothing as a primary means of sun protection. Solbari is the leading UPF 50+ sun protective clothing brand in Australia. Solbari offers a range of sun protection clothing, broad brim sun hats, UV arm sleeves, sun umbrellas.
The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult a medical professional.
Your skin is your largest organ and has a long memory. Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) damage is cumulative throughout your life. Research shows that sun damage contributes to more than 90% of wrinkles, brown spots, premature skin ageing as well as precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.
Limiting sun exposure is very important. As the UV rays cause the most damage to the skin.
It often takes many years and sometimes decades for the effects to become visible.
But the good news is that taking care of your skin form now onwards may be able to help you to reduce the probability of skin cancers and minimise skin ageing.
Dermatologists recommend UPF50+ sun protective clothing and a broad brim sun hat as the first line of defence against premature skin ageing, sunburn, skin cancer and melanoma. Sunscreen with a SPF rating above 30 should be applied to skin that is directly exposed to the sun.