Hi, my name is Ken.
I am a 72 year old, active, outdoorsy New Zealander.
Have had one melanoma removed, I searched the internet for long sleeved golf shirts and found the Solbari brand. I have bought two Solbari shirts for golf, the zip collared one for maximum protection and the traditional collar type for more relaxed situations. They are very comfortable to play in. A bonus besides the obvious sun protection is that they are warm on cooler days and cool on hot days; remarkable.
Pictured: in support of this last comment my photo shows me while travelling the Greek Islands in 36ºC temperatures; so great to have my Solbari shirts on holiday with me.
Thank you Ken for helping raise awareness for skin cancer, melanoma and skin conditions, and sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community.
The Solbari Team
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.
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.