Raising awareness about sun protection on Skin Cancer Action Week 2019

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Raising awareness about sun protection on Skin Cancer Action Week 2019
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Skin Cancer Action Week - Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd November 2019.

Why we are raising awareness:

Skin cancer is the UK's most common form of cancer but is also one of the most preventable.

Many don't realise that not all fabrics protect the same from the sun. Did you know that a regular white cotton t-shirt may have the equivalent protection of wearing SPF5 sunscreen? All Solbari products have the highest sun protective rating available in the world for fabrics and are tested in Australia with a UPF50+ certification, which is the equivalent to wearing SPF50+ sunscreen all day long. 

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun-protective clothing, sun hats, UPF50+ accessories, sunglasses and sunscreen are the best ways to help prevent skin cancer. 

  • There are more skin cancer deaths in the UK than in Australia each year.
  • 7 people currently die each day as a result of skin cancer in the UK
  • Skin cancer rates increase with age. However, more than one-third of all cases of malignant melanoma occur in people aged under 55
  • Melanoma is now one of the most common forms of cancer in young adults aged 15-34 in the UK
  • Sun damage is cumulative and it is never too late to become sun smart. 

  • A reminder of the 5 sun protective measures to keep you safe in the sun: 

    A combination of these measures along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking for any changes are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk.

    Solbari is an award-winning purpose-driven social enterprise with the mission to offer the best in UPF50+ sun protection with great style and comfort, so you can enjoy the outdoors safely in the sun.

    The SOLBARI Team

    This Blog post is for information purposes only. Please always consult a medical professional if you have concerns about your skin health.

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