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How often should I have a skin check for cancer?

How often should I have a skin check for cancer?

Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of skin cancer in the World. By the age of 70, two in every three Australians are expected to have encountered issues with melanoma and non-melanoma related skin cancer.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has reported that 780,000 skin cancers were diagnosed and treated in 2010 alone. The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, estimate that around 14,000 Australians were diagnosed with Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer in 2017.

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Solbari blog: Could UPF 50+ sun protective clothing replace sunscreen?

Could UPF 50+ sun protective clothing replace sunscreen?

This blog highlights the fact that dermatologists see UPF 50+ sun protective clothing as the primary means of sun protection, to help prevent sun burn, skin ageing and skin cancer. Sunscreen is effective, but less reliable form of sun protection than UPF 50+ clothing because it is an application to the skin.
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Solbari blog: Why do professional golfers wear arm sleeves?

Why do professional golfers wear arm sleeves?

When watching a golf event it's noticeable how many professional golfers wear arm sleeves or sun sleeves. You may wonder, why do they wear them?

In our latest blog, we discuss how Adam Scott and Rory Sabattini have been affected by skin cancer and the attitude shared by Rory Mcilroy in regards to sunburn and sun protection.

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Solbari blog: What does UPF clothing mean?

What does UPF clothing mean?

This blog explains what UPF clothing is. UPF clothing is also known as sun protective clothing, sun protection clothing and in some cases SPF clothing. The blog clarifies that UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and outlines how the UPF rating works in Australia, where the global standard was established.
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How to pick the perfect sun hat for sun protection

How to pick the perfect sun hat for sun protection

This blog describes the features of a sun hat if you are looking to be protected from the sun, to prevent skin cancer, skin ageing and sunburn. The features of a sun hat which offer maximum sun protection include a UPF50+ rating, a broad brim and a neck flap. A UPF50+ broad brim sun hat is key to skin cancer prevention.
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What is the main cause of skin ageing?

What is the main cause of skin ageing?

In this blog we confirm that the main cause of skin ageing is exposure to UV radiation or sunlight. It is known that up to 90% of skin ageing is caused by over exposure to the sun. 
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Can skin damage caused by the sun be repaired or even reversed?

Can skin damage caused by the sun be repaired or even reversed?

Your skin is your largest organ and has a long memory. Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) damage is cumulative throughout your life. Research shows that sun damage contributes to more than 90% of wrinkles, brown spots, premature skin ageing as well as precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.

Limiting sun exposure is very important. As the UV rays cause the most damage to the skin.

It often takes many years and sometimes decades for the effects to become visible.

But the good news is that taking care of your skin form now onwards may be able to help you to reduce the probability of skin cancers and minimise skin ageing. 

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Solbari blog: checking your moles & why you should do it now

Checking your moles & why you should do it now

Australians love the great outdoors and our sunny skies make the Australian lifestyle one of the most envied in the world. Notwithstanding, the extensive “Slip Slop Slap” campaign, many Australians are still exposing themselves to the severity and dangers of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

It's essential to check your skin regularly. Early detection of skin cancers is very important, especially for melanoma, as the survival rate is much greater when caught early. Research shows that it can sometimes be as little as a matter of months between when a melanoma is first detected to the point where it metastasises and becomes a lot more difficult to treat.

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