Protect your skin from skin cancer and melanoma
According to medical experts, sun exposure is a risk for increasing your risk for skin cancer.
Therefore, if you go outdoors, this concerns you.
But the good news is that skin cancer and melanoma are preventable in 95% of cases and you can protect yourself from the sun.
Dermatologists recommend you apply sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30. Regardless of it's a sunny or cloudy day. As up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and harm your skin.
Beware! You can get sunburnt on a cloudy day!
At Solbari, we want you to enjoy the outdoors, which is why we've created sun protective clothing with the highest sun protective rating in the world for women and for men, sun hats and accessories. These keep your skin healthy in the sun.
All our products, have the maximum sun protective rating of UPF50+, which is equivalent to wearing SPF50+ sunscreen all day long and block UVA and UVB rays.
Medical experts dispute those who believe that it's necessary to build a tan in order to avoid sunburn. Experts say that any change in color of your skin is actually a sign of damage and skin cells in distress.
If you're going to a sunbed to get a baseline tan: FORGET IT! Sunbeds have been banned in Australia for a good reason. They harm people and are a direct cause of skin cancer and melanoma. So AVOID them at all cost.
It is estimated that more than 76,000 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the USA in 2016. In addition, 3.3 million more people will be treated for another form of skin cancer such as a BCC or SCC. This highlights the importance of checking your skin regularly.
As you'll be well aware by now, we encourage you to check your moles and your skin on a regular basis. If you notice a change in colour or shape, go to your skin GP or dermatologist to get it checked. Get a second opinion too if it makes you feel more comfortable.
You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:
The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult a medical professional.
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing some stories from the Solbari Community to help raise awareness about skin cancer, melanoma, skin conditions and sun protection.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please answer the following questions from the relevant questionnaire and send us a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors.
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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.