So much reliance is placed on sunscreen in terms of sun protection, but relatively few people are aware of, or give consideration to, UPF 50+ sun protective clothing. Why is that?
Johanna Young, co-founder of Solbari commented, “Sunscreen is an effective means of sun protection but should be seen as a last resort. Dermatologists agree that UPF 50+ sun protective clothing and broad brim sun hats are the most effective means of preventing sunburn, skin ageing and skin cancer”.
UPF 50+ clothing is seen by medical professionals as a primary means of sun protection because it does not rely on being applied to the skin like sunscreen. Regular clothing usually has some level of sun protection, but UPF 50+ sun protective clothing only allows up to 2% of UV radiation through to the skin.
Consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact of sunscreen on our environment, particularly our oceans. Chemicals from sunscreens are known to have an adverse impact the ecology of coral reefs.
There are a number of reasons to consider UPF 50+ sun protective clothing as a primary means of sun protection. Solbari is the leading UPF 50+ sun protective clothing brand in Australia. Solbari offers a range of sun protection clothing, broad brim sun hats, UV arm sleeves, sun umbrellas.
The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult a medical professional.
Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing some stories from the Solbari Community to help raise awareness about skin cancer, melanoma and sun protection.
If you are interested in sharing your story, please answer the following questions from the relevant questionnaire and send us a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors.
I grew up thinking pale was beautiful till I started university in the mid 70s. Then I took a U turn and decided a tanned look would make me look more attractive. I went all out achieving a tanned look, lying out in the sun during the summer holidays, after my summer job hours and all weekends. That went on for many years.