You can see sunlight and feel the sun's heat. That corresponds to infrared radiation. However, you cannot see or feel is ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
UV radiation comes directly from the sun. It can bounce off surfaces such as buildings, concrete, sand, water and snow. It can also pass through light cloud cover.
Up to 90% of UV rays pass through clouds, so even when it’s cloudy, you need to protect yourself against the sun’s radiation.
UVA cause skin aging and leads to the skin feeling dry, wrinkly, roughened and saggy. In high doses, UVA can also cause the skin to burn, DNA damage in the skin and skin cancer.
Research also shows that UVA may play an important role in leading to melanoma.
UVB tends to cause the skin to burn and also causes skin damage and skin cancer.
Scientists show that UVB is even more dangerous that UVA.
When using sunscreens, always make sure it is broad spectrum (UVA&UVB).
It is a way of measuring the amount of UV radiation on the earth’s surface at solar noon on a particular day. In Australia, people need to use sun protective measures when the UV index is 3 or higher. In general, UV levels are higher in the northern States of Australia.
In the southern States, sun protection is recommended when the levels of UV are 3 or greater. If people suffer from skin conditions or have a low skin type, then protection should be used year round.
SOLBARI products are rated UPF50+ and effectively protect your skin against all harmful UV rays.
They will become an essential part of your wardrobe this summer for your outdoor activities.
Thanks for reading!
The SOLBARI Team.
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.
Sun exposure has been identified as the cause of 95% to 99% of skin cancers in Australia.
Now, don't get us wrong. We are not suggesting you live in a cave or indoors when the sun is out, but rather than you use intelligent sun protective measures to help keep your skin safe when outdoors in the sun.
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."