Choose your location

Tips on how to maintain healthy skin

Tips on how to maintain healthy skin

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. Using sun protective measures is recommended when the ultraviolet (UV) index is 3 or higher. 

There are a number of ways to keep you safe in the sun:

1) Apply broad spectrum (that blocks UVA and UVB rays) sunscreen generously on all exposed areas of your skin 20 minutes before going out. Reapply every 2 hours and after you've been for a swim or if sweating.
2) Wear sun protective clothing with a UPF50+, which is the highest sun protective rating available on the market. This rating is equivalent to wearing SPF50+ sunscreen all day long and blocks UVA and UVB rays. Remember that not all clothing and fabrics protect the same from the sun. A regular white summer t-shirt may only have a UPF of 5, which is equivalent to wearing SPF5 sunscreen and lets harmful UV rays penetrate the skin.  
3) Wear a broad brim hat  with a UPF50+ to block UVA and UVB rays.
4) Wear sunglasses that block UV Radiation.
5) Seek shade when possible. Remember that even on cloudy days, 80% of UV can penetrate the clouds. 

Remember that heat is not equal to UV. Even on cooler sunny days, the UV can still be strong and sun protection is recommended.

When it comes to detecting a skin cancer, as Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc., recommend you develop a regular habit of checking your skin for new spots and changes to existing moles or freckles.

If you require more information about skin cancer prevention, please don't hesitate to contact us directly by email at info@solbari.com  and we will be happy to assist you. Alternatively, please visit our website for information about our UPF50+ products. 

The SOLBARI  Team 
This blog post is for information purpose only. Always seek professional medical advice if in doubt.



Also in Solbari Blog

10 Skin Cancer signs you should be aware of
10 skin cancer signs you should be aware of

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. 

 

Read More
The importance of protecting your skin during autumn
The importance of protecting your skin during autumn

While you’re less likely to get sunburnt during autumn, your unprotected skin is still being exposed to UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer, causing premature ageing and contributing to skin cancer development. 

Sun damage that causes skin cancer is cumulative. The threat of sunburn is less imminent during autumn making it easy to forget sunscreen and protective clothing during an autumnal hike or bike ride, but it all adds up.
Read More
Want healthier skin? Nutrition plays an important role
Want healthier skin? Nutrition plays an important role

Many of us are concerned with not only our general health but also the health of our skin. Good nutrition can help us maintain an attractive complexion, as well as look and feel healthy. 

We have compiled a list of foods, nutrients and vitamins which can contribute to your skin looking healthier.

Read More
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY