Solbari has been reviewed by doctors for The Daily Mail amongst a selection of products that could help protect gardeners from sun damage.
by Caroline Jones for The Daily Mail, 9 April 2019
Research has linked being green-fingered to everything from higher vitamin D levels to lower blood pressure. And last month, a study in the journal Neurology listed gardening as one of a handful of activities that could lower the risk of dementia in old age. This is thought to be down to the combination of physical and mental stimulation it provides.
But being out in the garden makes us vulnerable to a host of health hazards, from back injuries to skin problems. Here doctors review a selection of products that could help protect gardeners — we then rated them.
Claim: This cotton hat promises to block 98 per cent of harmful rays, which the maker says is equivalent to wearing SPF50. Can be worn as a cap, or as a visor by unzipping the top section.
Expert Verdict: 'The ears, hairline and neck are all hot spots for the two most common types of skin cancer — squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma — yet many people forget to protect these areas when gardening,' says Dr Alexandroff. 'But even 30 minutes of unprotected exposure to sunlight increases your risk. It's vital that gardeners protect their heads from the sun's harmful rays and this hat is a decent choice, giving good coverage with a wide brim that covers much of the face.
Solbari Sun Protection offers an award-winning range of UPF 50+ sun protective clothing, broad brim sun hats, arm sleeves and umbrellas. Solbari is the leading Australian sun protecting clothing brand with customers in over 70 countries.
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Solar keratoses, or commonly known as sun spots are skin lesions that develop as a result of exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
These spots usually vary in size from as small as 2 millimetres up to 20 millimetres across. They can also appear as scaly or warty.
While you’re less likely to be burned during winter months, your unprotected skin is still being exposed to dangerous UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deeply into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer, causing premature aging and contributing to skin cancer development.
Read more about our tips for sun protection during fall and winter here.