My name is Larissa Hurrell.
Optimistic, down to earth and considerate.
My 67 year old mother has had endless skin cancers taken off her with the worst one being a basal cell carcinoma which was on her chest. The little lump was only a millimetre in diameter but it had spread across her entire chest underneath the surface. She thankfully is fine but was told by her surgeon to never get her skin exposed to the sun again.
From then on I have been vigilant about sun protection as I also have extremely fair skin. Discovering Solbari has been exciting for my mum and I. We feel that getting the right clothing has taken our sun protection to the next level.
I have recently purchased a stand up paddle board and having good sun protection was a necessity! The Solbari tights which I am wearing in the photo and I have since bought the zip through rashie are absolutely fantastic. The fabric breathes and dries quickly plus they are extremely comfortable to wear. I also coat myself in 50+ sunscreen, sunglasses and always wear a hat.
I would tell myself at 16 to not go into the sun without sunscreen and protective clothing, that you will never tan and you are only damaging your skin in the long run... when you get to your 30's the spots will start coming!
Thank you Larissa for helping raise awareness for skin cancer, melanoma and skin conditions, and sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community.
The Solbari Team
Australia has one of the highest incidence rates of skin cancer in the World. By the age of 70, two in every three Australians are expected to have encountered issues with melanoma and non-melanoma related skin cancer.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has reported that 780,000 skin cancers were diagnosed and treated in 2010 alone. The Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, estimate that around 14,000 Australians were diagnosed with Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer in 2017.
When watching a golf event it's noticeable how many professional golfers wear arm sleeves or sun sleeves. You may wonder, why do they wear them?
In our latest blog, we discuss how Adam Scott and Rory Sabattini have been affected by skin cancer and the attitude shared by Rory Mcilroy in regards to sunburn and sun protection.