My name is Diane Robinson.
61 year old, happy grandmother.
2 years ago I noticed a red spot below my neck. My GP checked it and froze it... twice. It reappeared and I became concerned. Biopsy returned with a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma. It scared me. I have fairly extensive sun damaged skin from not being sun smart and I also not sun aware when I was younger.
Nowadays I am proactive with my sun protection. It's never too late. Since that day I searched for good protective and wearable clothing. Now every day I wear my 'uniform' consisting of a Solbaripolo shirt andlegionnaire hat. I have 3 tops which I rotate!
Knowing what I know now, I would wear sunscreen, long sleeves and sunscreen tops every day. As I do now. You only get one chance to look after your skin. Protect it. Australia is so aware of our damaging sun and thank you to Solbari for giving us a great variety of clothing to help minimise the effects.
Happy customer Diane.
Thank you Diane for helping raise awareness for skin cancer, melanoma and skin conditions, and sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community.
The Solbari Team
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.
It is very difficult to the untrained eye to identify melanomas and skin cancers because they can come in many different shapes and sizes.
As Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon from the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. says, "the earlier a skin cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of avoiding surgery, or in the case of a serious melanoma or skin cancer, potential disfigurement or even death."