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Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Kamil

Your Story Series: Meet Kamil

I moved to Australia over 10 years ago. I grew up in northern Europe and it took me a few years to re-calibrate my inner compass and my approach to sun protection! At first I was not paying any attention to Australian sun at all. Once I learned about the risks, my attitude change 180 degrees.
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Solbari blog: SPF clothing: does it work?

SPF clothing: does it work?

SPF clothing or sun protective clothing is a form of clothing which incorporates functional designs to cover the body from direct sunlight and utilises fabrics which have been tested and rated for its effectiveness of absorbing (or blocking) UV radiation. UPF (or ultraviolet protection factor) is standardised way that fabrics are rated. The Australian Government tests and rates fabrics.
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Solbari Sun Protection fabrics are tested and accredited UPF 50+ by the Australian Government

Solbari Sun Protection fabrics are tested and accredited UPF 50+ by the Australian Government

Solbari Sun Protection fabrics are tested and accredited UPF 50+ by ARPANSA, the Australian Government agency responsible for attributing UPF sun protective ratings to fabrics. UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and UPF 50+, the highest UPF rating means that only up to 2% of UV can penetrate the fabric.
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Solbari blog: Protecting our oceans from sunscreen chemicals: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the answer

Protecting our oceans from sunscreen chemicals: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the answer

This blog describes how sunscreen chemicals have adversely impacted the ecology of our oceans. Mineral based sunscreens are less impactful and are a better alternative. Dermatologists agree that UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the best way to prevent sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer without damaging the ocean.
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Solbari blog: Could UPF 50+ sun protective clothing replace sunscreen?

Could UPF 50+ sun protective clothing replace sunscreen?

This blog highlights the fact that dermatologists see UPF 50+ sun protective clothing as the primary means of sun protection, to help prevent sun burn, skin ageing and skin cancer. Sunscreen is effective, but less reliable form of sun protection than UPF 50+ clothing because it is an application to the skin.
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Solbari Blog: can a fake tan protect you from getting sunburnt?

Can a fake tan protect you from getting sunburnt?

This blog highlights that fake tanning products do not protect you from potential sun damage. More worryingly the University of Wollongong found that people who use self tanning products are less likely to protect themselves and are more likely to experience sunburn thinking that they are already protected.
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Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Diane

Your Story Series: Meet Diane

Nowadays I am proactive with my sun protection. It's never too late. Now every day I wear my 'uniform' consisting of a Solbari polo shirt and legionnaire hat. I have 3 tops which I rotate!
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Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Barbara

Your Story Series: Meet Barbara

As a teenager growing up in England my favourite summer pastime was sunbathing with friends. I have been extremely lucky to have not developed skin cancers (to date) and I am willing to start to take better care.
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