free & fast shipping on orders over AUD$150. Australian based sun protection specialists
Checkout: 0

Your Cart is Empty

USD
AUD
NZD
GBP
EUR
CAD
HKD
SGD
JPY

Your Story Series: Meet Suzanne

Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Suzanne

What is your name? 

Hi, my name is Suzanne Reaney.

Describe yourself.

I’m a grandmother with sensitive, fair skin.

How did you discover your skin cancer / melanoma / skin condition and how long ago?

18 years ago I could feel, but not see, a tiny lump at the base of my neck which was sometimes itchy, sometimes sore. This was diagnosed as Bowens Disease, the same cancer which had ultimately killed my maternal grandfather many years before after many surgeries and skin grafts. His was not diagnosed until it was a very large lump on the side of his face. I knew mine needed urgent action.

After surgery it has not returned, although I’ve had many lesser squamous cell carcinomas removed from my back and arms - all results from my teenage years of sunbaking and not taking seriously enough the damage which can be done by UV.

What is your attitude towards sun protection today?

These days I cover as much of myself as possible with either clothing or 50+ sunscreen cream especially on the tennis court and try to spread the message of being UV aware. I’m due for some new sun aware accessories and after doing much research I think Solbari will best meet my needs.

Thank you Suzanne 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

Why did we decide to launch a skin check app with SkinVision and why now?
Why did we decide to launch a skin check app with SkinVision and why now?

We understand that getting an appointment with a dermatologist or skin doctor can be challenging and expensive. 

We decided it would be great to bring the best early skin cancer detection technology direct to the Solbari global community. 

Read more.

Read More
What has been the impact of Covid-19 on Skin Cancer detection rates?
What has been the impact of Covid-19 on Skin Cancer detection rates?

The introduction of “lockdowns”, the restriction of movement and non-essential healthcare activities being suspended have had an impact on the diagnosis of cancer cases including skin cancer. 

Countries around the World are now evaluating the unintended consequences of Covid-19 restrictions on the diagnosis of cancer. Sadly, cancer related death rates are expected to increase over the coming years due to the delay in diagnosis.

Read More
Don't miss these 7 areas when protecting your skin
Don't miss these 7 areas when protecting your skin

In this blog we highlight 7 areas which people often forget to protect and can cause serious sunburns and skin damage...

1. Ears: Have you ever had blistering, peeling ears? Well, it's pretty painful and not a good look. Don't forget to apply sunscreen on your ears, the upper area and behind them. 

2. Eyelids: It's a very delicate area, where the skin is sensitive and thin. Category 3 sunglasses will help protect the eyes as well as a wide brim sun hat.

Click here to read more...

Read More