ALL ORDERS SENT WITH DHL EXPRESS. ALL DUTIES AND TAXES INCLUDED.

Your Story Series: Meet Blair

Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Blair

What is your name? 

Hi, my name is Blair Murray.

Describe yourself.

I am 60+ and really enjoy outdoors and gardening.

How did you discover your skin cancer / melanoma / skin condition and how long ago?

I have a fairly rare inherited skin condition called DSAP (Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis) that started in my 30's. My mother had it but it was never diagnosed properly.

This is a skin condition that causes dry, scaly patches. It is characterised by a large number of small, brownish patches found most commonly on sun-exposed areas of the skin. Sun makes the spots look angry and very itchy. I am lucky that it only affects my arms and legs so far, and not my face. The joys of Celtic ancestors and a childhood where I often was sunburnt. The only treatment is burning the spots off so prevention is by far the best cure.

What is your attitude towards sun protection today?

I now use 50+ sunscreen most days and try to avoid the sun in the hottest part of the day, as well as wearing UV clothing if I'm spending time outside.

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

Don't get sunburnt ever, always use sunscreen and invest in good clothing.

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

The Solbari Team



Also in Solbari Blog

SPF100 vs SPF50+ sunscreen explained
SPF100 versus SPF50+ sunscreen explained

It can be confusing for consumers seeing some sunscreens labelled as SPF100 because SPF50+ is the highest sunscreen rating available in Australia. So, what is the difference between the two?
Read More
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?

Read More
The A B C D E of skin checking
The A B C D E of skin checking

It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.  

As Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & 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."

Read More