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 every day of your life.
Sun damage is cumulative and takes years to appear in the form of moles, visible lines, wrinkles, sun spots and moles. If you are unsure about a mole or spot, you should get your GP, dermatologist or skin doctor to take a look at it.
Getting to know your own skin will help you to better take care of it and also notice any new changes to it.
You are never too young or too old to check your skin. The earlier you start, the better you will be able to notice changes to it, identify new moles and the ones which change.
In Australia, it is recommended that individuals check their skin on a yearly basis by a healthcare professional.
But you should still check your own skin so that you can tell the healthcare professional about any concerns you may have or if you have noticed changes.
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but if found and treated early, the changes of survival are extremely high.
Professor Rosemary Nixon from The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. reminds us all that: "Over exposure to the sun has been identified as the cause of around 99% of non-melanoma skin cancer and 95% of melanoma in Australia."
SOLBARI UPF50+ sun protective clothing for women and men, UV resistant swimwear for women and men and sun hats for women and men help you protect your skin when you are outdoors by blocking UVA and UVB rays from penetrating the fabric.
Thanks for reading,
The SOLBARI Team
This blog post is for information purposes only.
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."