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Help us raise awareness about sun protection and skin conditions by sharing your story

Help us raise awareness about sun protection and skin conditions by sharing your story

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 our questions from the relevant questionnaire and send us a picture of yourself being sun safe in the outdoors.

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Your Story Series: Meet Helena Mc Loughlin

Your Story Series: Meet Helena Mc Loughlin

I was diagnosed with SCLE Lupus two years ago after having had a skin rash that covered my chest for about six months at a time over the previous four years. Lupus is an autoimmune disorder which is mainly triggered by exposure to sunlight. This means I am extremely sun sensitive - even the winter sun is very dangerous for me.
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Solbari blog: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing can help reduce sun hives

UPF 50+ sun protective clothing can help reduce sun hives

This blog describes what sun hives, solar urticaria or sun allergy is, what it looks like, the symptoms, how it is caused and how UPF 50+ sun protective clothing may help alleviate the skin condition. Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric which is suited to those with skin conditions including sun hives.
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Solbari blog: What is lupus?

What is lupus?

This blog describes what lupus is, what causes it, how it affects people, what it looks like on the skin and how many people are adversely impacted by the condition globally. Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric to help those affected by lupus manage their skin condition.
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Solbari blog: What is psoriasis?

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which is represented by patches of abnormal skin. The affected areas of skin are typically reddish in colour, itchy, scaly and dry. Psoriasis can be localised or cover many skin areas in extreme cases. 
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Solbari blog: What is photocontact eczema?

What is photocontact eczema?

This blog explores the photocontact eczema condition and its triggers. Clothing can be difficult to find for those who experience photocontact eczema, as it needs to be highly sensitive, soft, breathable and gentle on the skin. Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric range for  those with skin conditions including photocontact eczema. 
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What are the different types of eczema?

What are the different types of eczema?

This blog describes the most common forms of eczema which is also known as dermatitis. The different types of eczema mentioned include: atopic eczema, seborrheic eczema, contact eczema, stasis eczema, dyshidrotic eczema and nummular eczema. Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric range for those impacted by eczema.
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Solbari blog: Why do I need UPF 50+ sun protective clothing?

Why do I need UPF 50+ sun protective clothing?

This blog explains that not all clothing protects the same from the sun's UV rays. Regular clothing may only have a UPF rating of 5 which means that 20% of UV rays are able to penetrate the fabric. To be classified as sun protective clothing it needs to achieve a minimum UPF rating of 30 and very good protection.
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