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Solbari blog: Could UPF 50+ sun protective clothing replace sunscreen?

Could UPF 50+ sun protective clothing replace 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.
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Solbari blog: What does UPF clothing mean?

What does UPF clothing mean?

This blog explains what UPF clothing is. UPF clothing is also known as sun protective clothing, sun protection clothing and in some cases SPF clothing. The blog clarifies that UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and outlines how the UPF rating works in Australia, where the global standard was established.
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UPF and SPF:  Your questions, answered

UPF and SPF: Your questions, answered

This blog provides some answers to the most common questions we get asked about sun protection and the UPF and SPF ratings.
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Sun protective clothing: Why it's worth it

Sun protective clothing: Why it's worth it

At Solbari we encourage individuals to enjoy the outdoors while protecting themselves from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.

One way to protect yourself is with Solbari sun protective clothing. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun protective clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body.

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Staying sun safe: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the best solution

Staying sun safe: UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is the best solution

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.

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Solbari blog: How did I get sunburnt through my clothes?

How did I get sunburnt through my clothes?

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.
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UPF50+ your first line of defence to maintain healthy skin

UPF50+ your first line of defence to maintain healthy skin

Modern sun protective clothing is produced from fabrics which are rated for their level of ultraviolet (UV) protection. This gives the fabrics their ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating. 

A UPF is the rating used for Fabrics, whereas an SPF is the rating used for Sunscreen.

A rating of UPF50+ is the highest rating achievable on the market and blocks more than 98% of UV rays. All Solbari products are tested and rated UPF50+ in Australia.

Regular clothing such as a white cotton t-shirt or hat may only have a UPF of 5, equivalent to wearing SPF5 sunscreen.

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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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