If you're one of our Northern Hemisphere friends and ready to soak up the summer sun, consider this... Health officials estimate more than 10,000 Americans will die this year from melanoma. The sad reality is that this is more than one person every hour.
Dermatologists recommend you apply sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30. Regardless of it's a sunny or cloudy day. As up to 80% of UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and harm your skin.
At SOLBARI we encourage individuals to enjoy the outdoors while protecting themselves from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.
One way to protect yourself is with SOLBARI sun protective clothing. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, sun protective clothing is the single most effective form of sun protection for the body.
SOLBARI sun protective clothing is a great way to shield your skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays, which harm the skin and account for around 85% of melanomas and 95% of non melanoma skin cancers.
Our SOLBARI Co-Founder Johanna Young was invited to attend the Conference on UV & Skin Cancer Conference in Melbourne last week, we wanted to share with you some of the most up to date facts coming out of the forum.
Prof. Green and Prof. Whiteman's research shows that the cost of diagnosing and treating non-melanoma skin cancer this year is expected to cost $703 million. This is more than twice what it cost in 2001.
SOLBARI is celebrating its new partnership with Melanoma Patients Australia.
Melanoma Patients Australia is one of the largest melanoma patient advocacy groups in Australia and a patient driven not for profit organisation that offers a national network of support and information to patients, their families, carers, and friends, about melanoma prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment.
In its fight against skin cancer and melanoma, and with a mission to provide the best in sun protection, SOLBARI is proud to support Melanoma Patients Australia.
SOLBARI looks forward to a long standing relationship with Melanoma Patients Australia.
As many of you already know, at SOLBARI we encourage every one to get to know their skin and check it regularly.
Your skin is your largest organ. The average adult has two square meters of it! It is your first line of defence from bacteria, harsh temperatures, damaging sunlight, pollution, UVA and UVB rays. You tend to encounter these pretty every day of your life.
Sun damage is cumulative and takes years to appear in the form of moles, visible lines, wrinkles, sun spots and moles. If you are unsure about a mole or spot, you should get your GP, dermatologist or skin doctor to take a look at it.
Many of you have heard about melanoma. A number of you have been affected by the disease.
Melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed among Australian adolescents and young adults. In the United States, it is the most common form of cancer for young adults ages 25 to 29 and the second most common cancer for people 15 to 29 (Source: American Academy of Dermatology).