Skin Cancer Action Week - Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd November 2019.
Why we are raising awareness:
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the USA but it is also one of the most preventable.
Many don't realize 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.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun protective clothing, sun hats, UPF50+ accessories, sunglasses and sunscreen are the best ways to help prevent skin cancer.
A reminder of the 5 sun-protective measures well known in Australia to keep you safe in the sun:
- slip-on sun-protective clothing
- slop on SPF30 (or higher) broad-spectrum sunscreen
- slap on a broad-brimmed hat and sun protective accessories
- seek shade by using an umbrella
- slide on sunglasses.
A combination of these measures along with getting to know your skin and regularly checking for any changes are the keys to reducing your skin cancer risk.
Solbari is an award-winning purpose-driven social enterprise with the mission to offer the best in UPF50+ sun protection with great style and comfort, so you can enjoy the outdoors safely in the sun.