We are delighted to announce that SOLBARI won last night a Healthy Skin Award presented by The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc.
We thank The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. for their ongoing support of SOLBARI and Ego Pharmaceuticals for sponsoring the Award.
The Healthy Skin Awards are presented by The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. to individuals and organisations "who strive for excellence through the effective provision of skin health services and the promotion of skin health."
"Solbari Sun Protection, established by Johanna Young, is an Australian sun protective social enterprise. Solbari produce high quality, stylish sun protective clothing, swimwear and hats, and is on a mission to prevent skin cancer, melanoma, skin damage and premature skin ageing caused by the sun. Johanna regularly supports the Foundation's events, which include the Melanoma March Melbourne and Open Day at Government House, with a percentage of profits raised going towards research at the Foundation." (Image Gareth & Johanna Young Co-Founders of SOLBARI).
In her acceptance speech, Johanna highlighted how thrilled she is to "receive this Award and how great SOLBARI's journey has been in helping individuals enjoy the outdoors safely in the sun with an ongoing mission to help prevent skin cancer and melanoma."
Victorian dermatologists and prominent medical practitioners, business and community leaders, patients and supporters of the Foundation turned out in force to celebrate this great event.
Federal Assistant Minister for Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, emphasised the crucial role of educating the community and fighting skin cancer and melanoma.
President of the Foundation, Dr. Michael Rich, said "The Healthy Skin Awards have become a key plank in our public education efforts to raise awareness of the importance of skin health across Australia."
Johanna and Gareth also wish to take this opportunity to congratulate the other four 2016 Healthy Skin Awardees:
If you would like to learn more about SOLBARI's UPF50+ sun protective products, please contact Johanna directly by email email@example.com or call her on 0406 341 212.
Thanks for reading!
The SOLBARI Team
Getting to know your skin is probably the single most important thing you can do to help detect skin cancer symptoms. Check your moles regularly and keep a record of things popping up or growing on your skin.
If you notice any signs consistent with the list highlighted below that concern you or persist for two weeks, visit your doctor. There's a good chance that it's nothing - but why put it off? Early detection saves lives.
Modern sun protective clothing is produced from fabrics which are rated for their level of ultraviolet (UV) protection. This gives the fabrics their ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating.
A UPF is the rating used for Fabrics, whereas a SPF is the rating used for Sunscreen.
A rating of UPF50+ is the highest rating achievable on the market and blocks more than 98% of UV rays. All Solbari products are tested and rated UPF50+ in Australia.
Regular clothing such as a white cotton t-shirt or hat may only have a UPF of 5, equivalent to wearing SPF5 sunscreen.
Myth number 1: Sunscreen is all I need
The use of sunscreen is just one of a number of skin protection measures you should use every day. According to dermatologists, it should not be your primary form of protection and not your only one.
- Wear UPF50+ sun protective clothing that block UVA and UVB rays
- Wear a broad brim sun hat with a UPF50+ rating.
- Wear sunscreen with a SPF of 50+ on areas not covered by your UPF50+ clothing. Apply it 20 minutes before going out, and reapply every 2 hours....