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Your Story Series: Meet Alanna

Solbar blog: Your Story Series: Meet Alanna

What is your name?

Hi, my name is Alanna.

Describe yourself in 3 to 5 words.

Curious, caring and animal loving.

What is your attitude to sun protection today?

I have sensitive skin so I am extremely careful when it comes to sun exposure. I love being outside but I burn easily in the harsh New Zealand sunlight. Solbari clothing offers me convenient sun protection without having to slather sunscreen absolutely everywhere! I also find Solbari very useful for protecting tattoos whilst they're healing.

What would you tell your 16 year old self about sun protection?

Thankfully I grew up knowing the importance of sun protection and have always worn sunscreen. My mum has sun damage from routine sun exposure throughout her life so I learned that lesson early and always made sure to protect my skin. If anything I would say thank you to my 16 year old self for being smart about sun protection!

Pictured: Sun protection is important, even in the colder months! Here I'm wearing my Solbari Black UPF50+ Sensitive Collection Long Sleeve T-Shirt in XS.

    Thank you Alanna for helping raise awareness for skin cancer, melanoma and skin conditions, and sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community.

    The Solbari Team



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