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Solbari blog: Protecting our oceans from sunscreen chemicals: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the answer

Protecting our oceans from sunscreen chemicals: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the answer

This blog describes how sunscreen chemicals have adversely impacted the ecology of our oceans. Mineral based sunscreens are less impactful and are a better alternative. Dermatologists agree that UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the best way to prevent sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer without damaging the ocean.
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Solbar blog: How many sunburns does it take to get skin cancer?

How many sunburns does it take to get skin cancer?

In this blog we discuss how experiencing sunburn increases the chances of being diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer later on in life. Brown University in the US undertook research monitoring 100,000 women who had been sunburnt to varying degrees over a 20 year period and measured their incidence rates of melanoma.
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6 useful tips to help prevent melanoma

6 useful tips to help prevent melanoma

Regular summer clothes may have an Ultra Protection Factor rating (UPF) as low as 5.

A UPF of 5 provides little sun protection and lets large amounts of sunlight and UV rays pass through. This can lead to skin damage, premature skin ageing, skin cancer and melanoma.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends sun protective clothing as the best way to protect your skin against the sun's damaging rays. Solbari UPF50+ Clothing, sun hats and accessories provide the highest sun protection rating for fabrics and block out 98% of harmful UV rays.

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Solbari blog: Tips On How To Maintain A Healthy Skin

Tips on how to maintain healthy skin

At Solbari, we believe that prevention is the best cure. According to medical experts, this is particularly true when it comes to skin cancer and melanoma. 

In this blog, we discuss ways that you can use to help prevent skin cancer and melanoma.

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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?

There are two main types of UV rays and both cause damage to skin cells. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight are made up of UVB, which has shorter wavelengths and higher energy, and UVA, which has longer wavelengths and lower energy.

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Why didn't my sunscreen work?

Why didn't my sunscreen work?

This blog describes the potential reasons why the sunscreen you used didn't work to the level you expected. Sunscreen should be considered a "last resort" not a primary means of sun protection. Dermatologists agree that wearing UPF 50+ sun protective clothing and a broad brim sun hat is the best way to prevent sunburn.
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Solbari blog: Don't miss these 7 areas

Don't miss these 7 areas

Below are 7 areas which people often forget to protect from the sun and can cause serious sunburn and skin damage...

1. Ears: Have you ever had blistering, peeling ears? Well, it's pretty painful and not a good look. Don't forget to apply sunscreen on your ears, the upper area and behind them. 

2. Eyelids: It's a very delicate area, where the skin is sensitive and thin. Category 3 sunglasses will help protect the eyes as well as a wide brim sun hat.

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Solbari blog: UPF and SPF:  Your questions, answered

UPF and SPF: Your questions, answered

This blog provides some answers to the most common questions we get asked about sun protection and the UPF and SPF ratings.
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