Over the coming weeks, we will be publishing more stories from our Solbari Community with a mission to help raise awareness about skin cancer, melanoma, sun protection and skin conditions.
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.
We will be running 2 questionnaires.
For individuals who have been diagnosed with skin cancer, melanoma or askin condition:
For individuals who have not been diagnosed with skin cancer, melanoma or a skin condition:
You can see other customer stories from our "Your Stories Series" by clicking here.
Skin cancer is often labelled as Australia's national cancer but it is also described as the most preventable.
Many don't realise that not all fabrics protect the same from the sun. Did you know that a regular white cotton t-shirt may have the equivalent protection of wearing SPF5 sunscreen? All Solbari products have the highest sun protective rating available in the world for fabrics and are tested in Australia with a UPF50+ certification, which is the equivalent to wearing SPF50+ sunscreen all day long.
A reminder of the 5 sun protective measures to keep you safe in the sun:
* By sending your story and picture to Solbari, you give Solbari consent to publish your story, full name and picture to Solbari's website and Solbari's Facebook page.
** Terms and conditions apply. Submit your story by Thursday 28th March 2019 at 11.59pm. Entrants will be notified and sent their AUD$100 voucher on Saturday 30th March 2019. Vouchers valued at AUD$100 each. Cannot be exchanged for cash. Not valid in conjunction with other promotions or offers. Voucher needs to be redeemed in 1 transaction before 27.04.2019.
The SOLBARI Team
This blog post is for information purpose only.
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.
It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.
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."