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Could UPF 50+ sun protective clothing replace sunscreen?

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

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+ sun protection clothing is seen as the most effective way to prevent sun burn, 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 an applied to the skin like sunscreen. Clothing generally is sun protective, but UPF 50+ sun protective clothing only allows up to 2% of UV radiation through to the skin.

Consumers are also becoming more aware of the environmental impact of sunscreen on our environment, particularly our oceans. Chemicals from sunscreens is known to have an adverse impact the ecology of coral reefs.

So, 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.

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:

Women UPF50+
Men UPF50+
Sun hats UPF50+
Accessories UPF50+

The Solbari Team
This blog is for information purposes only, always consult your medical professional



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