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.
Many of us see the ultraviolet (UV) index on weather reports and read about UV alerts at particular times of the day. But do you know what it actually means and how it affects you?
There are two main types of UV rays and both cause damage to skin cells. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight are made up of UVB, which has shorter wavelengths and higher energy, and UVA, which has longer wavelengths and lower energy.