Solbari blog: What is photocontact eczema?

What is photocontact eczema?

This blog explores the photocontact eczema condition and its triggers. Clothing can be difficult to find for those who experience photocontact eczema, as it needs to be highly sensitive, soft, breathable and gentle on the skin. Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric range for those with skin conditions including photocontact eczema. 
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Why do I need to know my own skin?

Why do I need to know my own skin?

As many of you already know, at SOLBARI we encourage every one to get to know their skin and check it regularly.

Here are some of the reasons why:
Your skin is your largest organ. The average adult has two square meters of it! It is your first line of defence from bacteria, harsh temperatures, damaging sunlight, pollution, UVA and UVB rays. You tend to encounter these pretty much every day of your life.

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What are sun spots?

What are sun spots?

Solar keratoses, or commonly known as sun spots are skin lesions that develop as a result of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.

Their size:
These spots usually vary in size from as small as 2 millimetres up to 20 millimetres across. They can also appear as scaly or warty.

Their colour:
The colour of sun spots varies too. They can appear as being barely noticeable darkening in skin colour to a more obvious red.

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Why choose Solbari?

Why choose Solbari?

This blog outlines the reasons why you should choose Solbari sun protective products over any other brand you might be considering. Australia is the global leader in skin cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Australia invented sunscreen and the UPF sun protective rating system. Solbari is the leading Australian UPF 50+ sun protection clothing brand with customers in over 70 countries.
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Solbari blog: Why do I need UPF 50+ sun protective clothing?

Why do I need UPF 50+ sun protective clothing?

This blog explains that not all clothing protects the same from the sun's UV rays. Regular clothing may only have a UPF rating of 5 which means that 20% of UV rays are able to penetrate the fabric. To be classified as sun protective clothing it needs to achieve a minimum UPF rating of 30 and very good protection.
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Solbari blog: UPF 50+ Sun protective clothing can help reduce the “reliance

Australia’s heatwave: UPF 50+ Sun protective clothing can help reduce the “reliance" on sunscreen

This blog discusses the fact that the recent hot weather in Australia has prompted much debate about sun safety behaviour. It has been recommended that sunscreen is applied daily and part of a routine like brushing our teeth. Dermatologists think UPF 50+ sun protective clothing can help reduce reliance on sunscreen.
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Solbari blog: What is the best colour to wear for sun protection?

What is the best colour to wear for sun protection?

In this blog we confirm that clothing with darker colours in the same fabric are most effective in terms of the sun protection UPF rating and skin cancer prevention. Research undertaken in Spain has confirmed this. We are also aware of this from our own fabric testing at Solbari with the Australian government.
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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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