This blog describes the features of a sun hat if you are looking to be protected from the sun, to prevent skin cancer, skin ageing and sunburn. The features of a sun hat which offer maximum sun protection include a UPF50+ rating, a broad brim and a neck flap. A UPF50+ broad brim sun hat is key to skin cancer prevention.
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.
Not all clothing is created equal when it comes to sun protection. Regular summer clothes may have an Ultra Protection Factor rating (UPF) as low as 5.
A UPF of 5 provides little sun protection and lets large amounts of sunlight and UV rays pass through. This can lead to skin damage, premature skin ageing, skin cancer and melanoma.
The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends sun protective clothing as the best way to protect your skin against the sun's damaging rays. Solbari UPF50+ clothing, sun hats and accessories provide the highest sun protection rating for fabrics and block out 98% of harmful UV rays.
There is no such thing as a healthy tan! The skin produces a dark-colored pigment, melanin, as a shield against further damage from UV radiation. The darkening provides some protection against sunburn: a dark tan on a white skin offers a sun protection factor of between 2 and 4.
This blog outlines five practical sun protection tips for this summer. The tips include a suggestion to wear UPF50+ sun protective clothing and a broad brim sun hat on high UV index days. Skin cancer is the most preventable cancer and is caused by cumulative overexposure to UV rays. 90% of skin ageing is a result of UV radiation.
In this blog we describe immediate actions you can take to treat sunburn. These actions include to cool down, moisturise, decrease the inflammation, replenish your fluids and to protect yourself from further sun exposure by wearing UPF 50+ sun protection clothing.