Free & Fast shipping on all orders

Your Story Series: Meet Josefina

Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Josefina

What is your name? 

Hi, my name is Josefina Bertone.

Describe yourself.

I'm a 2-year-old happy baby who loves to play outdoors. I was born overseas; and more than a year ago I travelled 12,000 km to come to Australia and live in this beautiful country.

In Uruguay, there is no culture in relation to sun protection. Normally we protect ourselves from the cold or the wind, but not from the sun. Even more, we only put on sunscreen when we go to the beach and only if between 11 am and 3 pm.

When children play in the park or on the beaches they rarely wear hats, and with adults, the same thing happens. Skin cancer has increased noticeably in my country, but awareness has not grown as fast as it should.

What is your attitude towards sun protection today?

As soon as I got here my awareness about the sun protection started. I began to see that even as part of the school uniforms hats are worn. Both children and adults here use hats to enjoy the sun in a healthy way.

Every time I go to the beach I use mySolbari pink hat, which besides protecting my skin, makes me look great! To avoid premature ageing, and the accumulation of the negative effect of the sun, I always wear clothes with sun protection, and sunscreen.

Now I'm waiting for the arrival of my puppies, when they are here I will spend more time in the open air than indoors. Therefore, is very important to my parents that I get used and be always aware of the consequences of being exposed to the sun with adequate protection.

Solbari's clothing and hats models are great for the versatility of their design. I can wear my hat both on the beach with my bathing suit, and also at a birthday party wearing my favourite dresses and always look good.

Thank you Josefina (and mum Maria) for helping raise awareness for skin cancer, melanoma and skin conditions, and sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community.

The Solbari Team



Also in Solbari Skin Health Blog

Work-related sun protection is tax deductible in Australia & New Zealand
Work-related sun protection is tax deductible in Australia & New Zealand

Individuals who spend long periods of time outdoors for work may be eligible to claim tax deductions for sun protective products each year.

Read our blog to find out more and how you may be able to benefit.

Read More
How do I keep my skin looking young?
How do I keep my skin looking young?

This blog confirms that skin ageing is primarily due to cumulative exposure to the sun. A study led by Monash University highlighted that Australian women reported facial ageing up to 20 years earlier than those based in the USA. UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is recommended as the best way to prevent skin ageing.
Read More
Want healthier skin?  Nutrition plays an important role
Want healthier skin? Nutrition plays an important role

Many of us are concerned with not only our general health but also the health of our skin. Good nutrition can help us maintain an attractive complexion, as well as look and feel healthy. 

We have compiled a list of foods, nutrients and vitamins which can contribute to your skin looking healthier.

Read More