ALL ORDERS SENT WITH FAST DELIVERY VIA DHL EXPRESS

Your Story Series: Meet Annie

Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Annie

What is your name? 

My name is Annie Woodhouse.

Describe yourself in 3 to 5 words.

I am a crazy horse woman.

What is your attitude towards sun protection today?

I spend a lot of time outside and have always loved the sun. I used to say that summer was like the sun was kissing me! Then chemotherapy took my long hair and also made me VERY sun sensitive. The sun was not kissing now, more like biting! Thankfully, it is 3 years on, chemo is over and everything looks good there - except I am still very sun sensitive.

I am SO GLAD I found Solbari three years ago. I have to cover up and was even able to go out in the middle of the afternoon during this year's record breaking hot summer.

I have never liked hats and with really long hair, I never worried about the protection much. Also, riding a horse, hats always seem to blow off. When I was bald from chemo and now with short hair, I am always on the hunt for good hats. TheSolbari hat is ideal! Not only does it protect the head, neck and face but it also doesn't blow off. I can gallop around on the windiest days and I am not going to lose my hat.

What would you tell your 16-year-old self about sun protection?

I wish I had taken more notice of sun protection and had access to wonderful clothing like this when I was 16 years old. If I could turn back the years to that age, I would toss out all my t-shirts and tank tops and have a wardrobe full of Solbari.

Thank you Annie for helping raise awareness for skin cancer, melanoma and skin conditions, and sharing your story with us and our Solbari Community.

The Solbari Team



Also in Solbari Blog

Can skin damage caused by the sun be repaired or even reversed?
Can skin damage caused by the sun be repaired or even reversed?

Your skin is your largest organ and has a long memory. Sun exposure and ultraviolet (UV) damage is cumulative throughout your life. Research shows that sun damage contributes to more than 90% of wrinkles, brown spots, premature skin aging as well as precancerous and cancerous skin lesions.

Limiting sun exposure is very important. As the UV rays cause the most damage to the skin.

It often takes many years and sometimes decades for the effects to become visible.

But the good news is that taking care of your skin from now onwards may be able to help you to reduce the probability of skin cancers and minimise skin aging. 

Read More
We've got you covered series with Dr. Anita Lasocki
We've got you covered series with Dr. Anita Lasocki

Australian dermatologist Dr Lasocki joins us for our "We've got you covered" series to share her perspective and recommendations relating to skin cancer prevention and sun safety.
Read More
Solbari blog: Your Story Series: Meet Andrew
Your Story Series: Meet Andrew

I'm big advocate for sun safety, so I'm very proactive with looking after my skin. I'm always pushing my friends and family to be more sun safe, I think most know the effects of the sun, but not to the extent they should. Most don't seem to understand the UV index, and how quickly you can get burnt in the middle of the day. There's still a long way to go for sun safety education!
Read More