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Tips on how to maintain healthy skin

Solbari blog: Tips On How To Maintain A Healthy Skin

At Solbari, we believe that prevention is the best cure. According to medical experts, this is particularly true when it comes to skin cancer and melanoma.

Sun exposure has been identified as the cause of 95% to 99% of skin cancers in Australia. Using sun protective measures is recommended when the ultraviolet (UV) index is 3 or higher. 

There are a number of ways to keep you safe in the sun:

  1. Apply broad-spectrum (that blocks UVA and UVB rays) sunscreen generously on all exposed areas of your skin 20 minutes before going out. Reapply every 2 hours and after you've been for a swim or if sweating.
  2. Wear sun protective clothing with a UPF50+, which is the highest sun protective rating available on the market. This rating is equivalent to wearing SPF50+ sunscreen all day long and blocks UVA and UVB rays. Remember that not all clothing and fabrics protect the same from the sun. A regular white summer t-shirt may only have a UPF of 5, which is equivalent to wearing SPF5 sunscreen and lets harmful UV rays penetrate the skin. 
  3. Wear a broad brim hat with a UPF50+ to block UVA and UVB rays.
  4. Wearsunglasses that block UV Radiation.
  5. Seekshade when possible. Remember that even on cloudy days, 80% of UV can penetrate the clouds. 

Remember that heat is not equal to UV. Even on cooler sunny days, the UV can still be strong and sun protection is recommended.

When it comes to detecting a skin cancer, as Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from theSkin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc., recommend you develop a regular habit of checking your skin for new spots and changes to existing moles or freckles.

If you require more information about skin cancer prevention, please don't hesitate to contact us directly by email at info@solbari.com and we will be happy to assist you. Alternatively, please visit our website for information about our UPF50+ products. 

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:

Women UPF50+
Men UPF50+
Sun hats UPF50+
Accessories UPF50+

The Solbari Team    
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult your medical professional



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