Photocontact eczema, also known as photoaggravated and photocontact dermatitis or PCD. Photocontact eczema is a type of contact eczema.
Photocontact eczema is a chronic skin condition which is triggered by the interaction of a substance (known as a photosensitiser) on the skin and ultraviolet radiation (UV). Photosensitisers include everyday items like soaps, perfumes and even sunscreens.
UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is particularly important for those suffering with photocontact eczema as wearing it means that the skin does not need to be directly exposed to sunlight and is protected by the maximum UPF rating available. If the skin is not exposed to sunlight the photosensitiser will not be triggered.
Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric range for those with skin conditions including photocontact eczema. Solbari sensitive fabric is made of a blend of organic cotton and bamboo which is super soft. The natural fibres help regulate body temperature reducing eczema flare ups. All Solbari fabrics have been tested and rated the maximum UPF 50+ sun protective rating by the Australian Government.
Solbari is the leading sun protection brand in Australia with customers in over 70 countries.
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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.
Limiting sun exposure is very important. As the UV rays cause the most damage to the skin.
It often takes many years and sometimes decades for the effects to become visible.
But the good news is that taking care of your skin form now onwards may be able to help you to reduce the probability of skin cancers and minimise skin ageing.
Dermatologists recommend UPF50+ sun protective clothing and a broad brim sun hat as the first line of defence against premature skin ageing, sunburn, skin cancer and melanoma. Sunscreen with a SPF rating above 30 should be applied to skin that is directly exposed to the sun.