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What is photocontact eczema?

This blog explores the photocontact eczema condition and its triggers. Clothing can be difficult to find for those who experience photocontact eczema, as it needs to be highly sensitive, soft, breathable and gentle on the skin. Solbari has developed a sen

What is photocontact eczema?

Photocontact eczema, also known as photoaggravated and photocontact dermatitis or PCD. Photocontact eczema is a type of contact eczema.

Photocontact eczema is a chronic skin condition which is triggered by the interaction of a substance (known as a photosensitiser) on the skin and ultraviolet radiation (UV). Photosensitisers include everyday items like soaps, perfumes and even sunscreens.


UPF 50+ sun protective clothing is particularly important for those suffering with photocontact eczema as wearing it means that the skin does not need to be directly exposed to sunlight and is protected by the maximum UPF rating available. If the skin is not exposed to sunlight the photosensitiser will not be triggered.

Solbari has developed a sensitive fabric range for those with skin conditions including photocontact eczema. Solbari sensitive fabric is made of a blend of organic cotton and bamboo which is super soft. The natural fibres help regulate body temperature reducing eczema flare ups. All Solbari fabrics have been tested and rated the maximum UPF 50+ sun protective rating by the Australian Government. 

Solbari is the leading sun protection brand in Australia with customers in over 70 countries.

You can find out more about Solbari's certified UPF50+ sun protective range by clicking the blue links below:          
Women UPF50+          
Men UPF50+          
Sun hats UPF50+          
Accessories UPF50+

The SOLBARI Team            
This blog post is for information purpose only.



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