free express shipping on orders over AUD$150
Checkout: 0

Your Cart is Empty

USD
AUD
NZD
GBP
EUR
CAD
HKD
SGD
JPY

Skin Health Series: Philomena's Story

Skin Health Series: Philomena's Story

What is your name?

My name is Philomena.

What is your skin condition?

I have chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and an underactive thyroid. With these illnesses, I also have vitiligo and have lost all of the brown pigments all over my body.

How does your skin condition affect your day-to-day living?

Having vitiligo means my skin is seriously sensitive to the sun, making my daily life very difficult to enjoy. I have to wear a high SPF 50+ sun protection cream all year round, but no matter what sun protection I use, my skin will burn after 5 minutes in the sun.

Vitiligo is very hard to live with and it has stopped me from enjoying everyday life. I used to love the outdoors: walking, gardening, walking the dog and going to the beach. Now I carry a sun protection umbrella all year round and people stare at me.

What you have found to alleviate it?

My specialist doctor told me about your clothing, so I purchased the Luxe Sun Wrap and I am very excited to wear it. We are going for six weeks to see our son, his wife and six children who live in New Zealand.

This is our first time visiting them, and I am hoping the wrap will mean I can join in with all the family activities and enjoy the sun. My son and his family do not know I have to avoid the sun, and I am really scared as I don't want to ruin the holiday. Wish me luck.

Thank you Philomena for helping raise awareness for skin conditions by sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community. Good luck on your holiday!

The Solbari Team



Also in Solbari Skin Health Blog

5 common skin cancer myths busted
5 common skin cancer myths busted

When it comes to skin cancer, there are a few misconceptions which can potentially put your skin at risk. We've debunked 5 common skin cancer myths that you may not know.
Read More
Can skin damage caused by the sun be repaired or even reversed?
Can skin damage caused by the sun be repaired or even reversed?

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.

 

 

Read More
The A B C D E of skin checking
The A B C D E of skin checking

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."

Read More