DISPATCHING ALL ORDERS DAILY (MONDAY to FRIDAY) AND FREE SHIPPING

Why does sunburn hurt?

Solbari blog: Why does sunburn hurt?

Why does sunburn hurt?

When our skin gets sunburnt a number of things happen to counter the fact that our skin cells are damaged by ultraviolet radiation.

UVB rays are the reason for sunburn, because the UVB wavelength of light damages skin cells. Recent medical research has discovered that when the skin cells are damaged it provokes our body to release proteins called CXCLS, also known as chemokines.

The CXCLS proteins help attract immune cells to the damaged tissue but medical research also highlights that the CXCLS protein also stimulates pain receptors at the injury site.

Inflammation and pain results from sun damage but most worryingly over exposure to UV radiation is the primary cause of skin cancer and melanoma. Around 90% of skin cancer cases are due to UV radiation exposure.

Wearing UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the best way to prevent sun burn

Dermatologists agree that the best way to prevent sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer is to wear UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, a broad-brim sun hat.

Solbari Sun Protection is the leading Australian sun protective clothing brand with customers in over 70 countries. Solbari offers a range of UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, broad brim sun hats, UV arm sleeves and sun umbrellas.

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 seek medical advice.


Also in Solbari Blog

How to prevent skin ageing: according to those who should know
How to prevent skin ageing: according to those who should know

No doubt there are a number of contributing factors to skin ageing. Genetics, diet, stress levels, smoking, hydration, sleep loss all play their part but the overwhelming contributing factor is sun exposure.

You don’t have to take our word for it, there are plenty of reputable institutions who will confirm this including some highlighted below.
Read More
Can skin damage caused by the sun be repaired or even reversed?
Can skin damage caused by the sun be repaired or even reversed?

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.

But the good news is that taking care of your skin form now onwards may be able to help you to reduce the probability of skin cancers and minimise skin ageing. 

Read More
Who should wear sun protective clothing?
Who should wear sun protective clothing?

Dermatologists recommend UPF50+ sun protective clothing and a broad brim sun hat as the first line of defence against premature skin ageing, sunburn, skin cancer and melanoma. Sunscreen with a SPF rating above 30 should be applied to skin that is directly exposed to the sun. 

 

Read More