Below are 7 areas which people often forget to protect from the sun and can cause serious sunburns and skin damage...
1. Ears: Have you ever had blistering, peeling ears? Well, it's pretty painful and not a good look. Don't forget to apply sunscreen on your ears, the upper area and behind them.
2. Eyelids: It's a very delicate area, where the skin is sensitive and thin. Category 3 sunglasses will help protect the eyes as well as a wide brim sun hat .
3. Hair line and hair part: The top of the head is an area where the sun's rays hit hard.
4. Back of neck: Apply and re-apply. Getting a sunburn in that area can be prevented by wearing a collared shirt, applying sunscreen and a wide brim hat or a hat with a flap at the back.
Wide brim sun hats and legionnaire style sun hats provide good coverage and protection against the sun's UV rays. They will keep your face, ears, hair part and hair line protected. Favour a wide brim sun hat to a cap as it will provide you with more sun protection. Choose a UPF50+ rating which will not let sunlight through and block 98% of UVA and UVB rays.
5. On top of the feet: If you're swimming or walking in the water along the beach, remember to reapply sunscreen when out of the water.
6. Under straps: Straps, clothing and swimsuits move throughout the day. Take special care and apply sunscreen not only to the areas around your clothing and swimsuits, but directly underneath them too. Favour clothing that covers large areas of the skin to minimise this problem.
7. Back of the arms, legs and under arms: Wear UPF50+ sun protective clothingthat covers those areas otherwise, remember to apply and re-apply sunscreen regularly.
SOLBARI offers a stylish range of UPF50+ clothing, swimwear, sun hats and accessorieswhich are tested and rated UPF50+ in Australia and block 98% of UVA and UVB rays. This is the highest and best rating available in the World. The UPF rating is for fabrics what SPF is to sunscreen. You can think of a UPF50+ fabric rating as the equivalent to SPF50+ sunscreen.
Dermatologists and medical experts recommend exposing as little of your skin as possible to the sun for extended periods. They recommend wearing a broad brim sun hat, sun protective clothing and sun glasses. When you select your garments, opt for sun protective ones that block UV rays.
An easy, comfortable and reliable way to stay sun safe is to wear Solbari. Our stylish products keep you protected so you can enjoy your day in the sun in confidence!
The SOLBARI Team
This blog post is for information purpose 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.
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.