Thousands of dermatologists have recommended Solumbra.
And thousands of doctors have purchased Solumbra, too. The reasons are many. The sun's UV rays are incredibly dangerous, typical summer shirts don't provide adequate protection, and sunscreen, while important, is simply not enough. Solumbra clothing provides 100+ SPF all-day UVA and UVB sun protection. It's safe, it's effective and it protects you head to toe.
Five minutes is all it takes. Within just five minutes on a sunny summer day your skin may absorb enough UV radiation to develop a minor sunburn. In even less time, skin cells may suffer injury that you can neither see nor feel. Multiply it over years and the damage from daily sun exposure may become major, including skin cancer and sun-induced skin aging. For a medically sun sensitive person, the long-term results can be even more threatening.
UV rays are double trouble. There are two types of ultraviolet rays — UVA and UVB—that can wreak havoc on your skin. Although UVA rays are inherently less powerful, small daily doses of UVA can cause longterm skin injury, even without signs of sunburn. UVB rays are most abundant in midday sun—any time your shadow is shorter than you are—and are the rays most associated with a sunburn.
Don't get burned by sunscreen. Like most things, sunscreen is far from perfect. Even a typical sunscreen with a 30 SPF (the Sun Protection Factor rating which lets you stay outdoors 30 times longer than you could without sun protection before you get a minimal sunburn) still allows a lot of harmful UVA radiation through to the skin. Published medical studies have also shown that most people apply only ⅓ to ½ the recommended dose of sunscreen.
And, to make matters worse, many fail to regularly reapply sunscreen even though they continue to stay in the sun. Sunscreen is essential, but it is a far from perfect defense against the sun.
From your head to your toes. Face it, almost all of your body is susceptible to sun injury—even when it's covered by typical summer clothing. Therefore, the medical community recommends full head-to-toe sun protection and a minimum SPF of 30. Solumbra gives you both: it provides greater total UVA/UVB sun protection than typical summer clothing or a typical 30 SPF sunscreen and it's carefully engineered to shield those parts of the body most likely to be overexposed to the sun.
Solumbra was designed by and for some of the most medically sun sensitive people in the world. Which is why Solumbra fabric blocks more than 98% of UVA and UVB rays. This level of all-day, broad spectrum UV protection allows individuals to live a normal life in the outdoors — whether they seek sun protection for medical necessity or prevention. Even the American Academy of Dermatology has recognized Sun Precautions for its work in skin cancer prevention by awarding it with a prestigious Gold Triangle Award.*