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What is psoriasis?

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.

There are five different types of psoriasis but the most common type is called plaque psoriasis which accounts for 90 percent of cases. The areas of the body most commonly impacted by psoriasis include the back, scalp forearms and shins.

Psoriasis is considered to be hereditary, but is also impacted by environmental factors. A commonly held misconception is that psoriasis is contagious, this is proven not to be the case.

Psoriasis is not curable, however, there are a number of treatments that may help control the symptoms. One of the treatments for psoriasis is UV phototherapy.

Managed exposure to UVB light radiation has been found to have some benefits to those affected by psoriasis. However, exposure to UV radiation also comes with increased risk of skin cancer and melanoma, particularly if you are already routinely exposed to the sun.

Dermatologists agree that wearing UPF 50+ sun protective clothing and a broad brim sun hat is the best way to prevent skin cancer and melanoma.


Solbari proudly partners with Psoriasis Australia

Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric range that caters to those with sensitive skin including those with Lupus, Psoriasis and Eczema. Our Sensitive fabric is made from a blend of organic cotton & bamboo fibres that are super soft in texture, help regulate body temperature in warm conditions.

We have received a lot of positive feedback from customers with psoriasis that our Sensitive collection has helped alleviate skin irritation experienced with regular clothing. Our Sensitive collection is also certified UPF 50+ by the Australian Government which is the maximum sun protective rating in the World.

For more information about Solbari Sensitive collection please do not hesitate to visit www.solbari.com or email us directly at info@solbari.com

Solbari is the leading Australian sun protective clothing brand with customers in over 70 countries.

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:  
Women UPF50+  
Men UPF50+  
Sun hats UPF50+  
Accessories UPF50+

The SOLBARI Team  
This blog post is for information purpose only.



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