This blog highlights the fact that dermatologists see UPF 50+ sun protective clothing as the primary means of sun protection, to help prevent sun burn, skin ageing and skin cancer. Sunscreen is effective, but less reliable form of sun protection than UPF 50+ clothing because it is an application to the skin.
This blog explains why we feel pain and experience inflammation of the skin when we get a sunburn. Medical research has revealed that when our skin cells are damaged by ultraviolet light (UV) our body releases proteins which stimulates pain receptors at the injury site.
This blog explains what SPF and UPF stand for and highlights the differences. It also explains how the SPF and UPF rating systems work. SPF stands for sun protection factor and relates to sunscreen, whereas, UPF stands for ultraviolet protection factor and relates to fabrics.
This blog describes what eczema is, what causes it, how it appears on the skin and how many people are impacted by eczema globally. Eczema is a skin condition which results in inflammation and irritation of the skin. Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric to help those affected by eczema manage their skin condition.
Discovering that you have melanoma is very troubling news and raises many additional questions. This blog outlines organisations in Australia, NZ, US and the UK who can provide support for those diagnosed with skin cancer and melanoma. Having someone to talk to who has first hand experience of melanoma is invaluable.
This blog highlights that fake tanning products do not protect you from potential sun damage. More worryingly the University of Wollongong found that people who use self tanning products are less likely to protect themselves and are more likely to experience sunburn thinking that they are already protected.
This blog outlines which fabric types are best suited to those with chronic skin conditions including psoriasis, lupus and eczema. Natural fabrics including cotton and bamboo are considered the best for irritable, sensitive skin. These fabrics are the best because they are soft and they help regulate body temperature.