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Solbari blog: What you need to know about how UVA and UVB rays affect your skin

What you need to know about how UVA and UVB rays affect your skin

Many of us see the ultraviolet (UV) index on weather reports and read about UV alerts at particular times of the day. But do you know what it actually means and how it affects you?

There are two main types of UV rays and both cause damage to skin cells and contribute to skin cancer. Ultraviolet light is a form of radiation invisible to the human eye. Ultraviolet wavelengths of sunlight are made up of UVB, which has shorter wavelengths and higher energy, and UVA, which has longer wavelengths and lower energy.
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Is it possible to get sun burnt through clothing?

Is it possible to get sun burnt through clothing?

In this blog we explore if it is possible to get sun burnt through clothing. People don't realise that they are routinely exposed to the sun through their regular clothing. Dermatologists agree that the best way to protect yourself from the sun is to wear UPF 50+ sun protective clothing. UPF 50+ means that at least 98% of UV rays are blocked. UPF 50+ is the highest accreditation for sun protection achievable in the World.

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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: 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: 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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How to pick the perfect sun hat for sun protection

How to pick the perfect sun hat for sun protection

This blog describes the features of a sun hat if you are looking to be protected from the sun, to prevent skin cancer, skin ageing and sunburn. The features of a sun hat which offer maximum sun protection include a UPF50+ rating, a broad brim and a neck flap. A UPF50+ broad brim sun hat is key to skin cancer prevention.
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Dermatologists recommend sun protective clothing 

Dermatologists recommend sun protective clothing 

This blog highlights that the primary cause of skin cancer is the cumulative exposure to the sun. Sun protective clothing with a high UPF rating provides consistent protection from UV radiation. Dermatologists outline in this blog why they prefer sun protection clothing with a UPF 50+ rating.
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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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