The SOLBARI Team welcomes you to our online store and to our blog. Through this blog, we keep you updated with information related to sun protection, how to maintain a healthy skin and our new exciting products.
SOLBARI was created to help you protect your skin against the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays and provide you with an effective sun (SOL) barrier (BARI).
Regular summer clothes are not an alternative. A lightweight cotton t-shirt has a UPF of only 5 and leaves your skin exposed to sun damage.
SOLBARI sun protective clothing, swimwear and sun hats are researched, designed, tested and rated UPF50+, which is the highest and best sun protective rating in Australia.
Our mission is provide you with essential and reliable sun protective products to help you protect your skin and help prevent skin cancers, melanomas, sun damage, premature skin ageing and sun spots.
We are not medical Doctors and the information in our Skin Health blog is for information purposes only.
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The SOLBARI Team
This blog post is for information purposes only.
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....