This blog looks at the best solution for sun protection. The diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer and melanoma costs the Australian Government around $1bn annually. Sunscreen is an effective tool in sun protection, but we believe it should be considered as a last resort measure when you have no option but to expose your skin directly to sunlight. It is beyond debate that sun protective clothing is a more reliable means of sun protection.
Very few people are aware of the fact that not all clothing protects the same from the sun. This blog explores the importance of understanding that different fabrics provide different levels of sun protection. Solbari Sun Protection offers a range of products which help prevent sunburn, premature skin ageing, skin cancer and melanoma, all rated UPF50+ the maximum rating available.
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.
This blog discusses the fact that the recent hot weather in Australia has prompted much debate about sun safety behaviour. It has been recommended that sunscreen is applied daily and part of a routine like brushing our teeth. Dermatologists think UPF 50+ sun protective clothing can help reduce reliance on sunscreen.
This blog highlights the fact that dermatologists see UPF 50+ sun protective clothing as the primary means of sun protection, to help prevent sun burn, skin ageing and skin cancer. Sunscreen is effective, but less reliable form of sun protection than UPF 50+ clothing because it is an application to the skin.