Free & Fast shipping on all orders

Your Story Series: Meet Diane

Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Diane

What is your name? 

My name is Diane Robinson.

Describe yourself in 3 to 5 words.

61 year old, happy grandmother.

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

2 years ago I noticed a red spot below my neck. My GP checked it and froze it... twice. It reappeared and I became concerned. Biopsy returned with a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. It scared me. I have fairly extensive sun damaged skin from not being sun smart and I also not sun aware when I was younger.

What is your attitude towards sun protection today?

Nowadays I am proactive with my sun protection. It's never too late. Since that day I searched for good protective and wearable clothing. Now every day I wear my 'uniform' consisting of a Solbaripolo shirt andlegionnaire hat. I have 3 tops which I rotate!

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

Knowing what I know now, I would wear sunscreen, long sleeves and sunscreen tops every day. As I do now. You only get one chance to look after your skin. Protect it. Australia is so aware of our damaging sun and thank you to Solbari for giving us a great variety of clothing to help minimise the effects.

Happy customer Diane.

Thank you Diane 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

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.
Read More
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.
Read More
Solbari blog: What does UPF50+ mean
What does UPF 50+ mean?

UPF 50+ is the maximum sun protective rating achievable for fabrics.

UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and is the sun protective rating measure for fabrics.

UPF50+ means that only up to 1/50th or 2% of ultraviolet radiation is able to penetrate the fabric which has been tested.

A fabric which has been awarded a UPF 50+ rating by the Australian Government is considered to provide excellent protection.

Read More