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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: What does UPF clothing mean?

What does UPF clothing mean?

This blog explains what UPF clothing is. UPF clothing is also known as sun protective clothing, sun protection clothing and in some cases SPF clothing. The blog clarifies that UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and outlines how the UPF rating works in Australia, where the global standard was established.
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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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What you need to know about how UVA and UVB rays affect your skin

What you need to know about how UVA and UVB rays affect your skin

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.

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Solbari blog: UPF and SPF:  Your questions, answered

UPF and SPF: Your questions, answered

This blog provides some answers to the most common questions we get asked about sun protection and the UPF and SPF ratings.
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Solbari blog: Sun protective clothing: Why it's worth it

Sun protective clothing: Why it's worth it

At Solbari we encourage individuals to enjoy the outdoors while protecting themselves from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.

One way to protect yourself is with Solbari sun protective clothing. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun protective clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body.

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Solbari blog: What clothing protects best from the sun?

What clothing protects best from the sun?

Dermatologists agree that clothing is the best way to protect yourself from the sun.

However, it is important to note that some clothing protects you a lot more than others from UV radiation.
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What does UPF mean?

What does UPF mean?

This blog explains that UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor and indicates what level of UV radiation is absorbed by the fabric (and is therefore blocked before it reaches your skin).The Australian Government tests and rates the UPF rating of fabrics.
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