How does the fabric work?
SunSelect textile is a patented and scientifically developed fabric, that filters out most of the dangerous UV-B rays, but selectively transmits the tanning UV-A rays through to the skin.
The SunSelect fabrics are dermatologically tested by several scientific institutes.
- Pretty good protection against ultraviolet sunrays.
- A healthy looking suntan.
- Good breatingability.
- A fast drying capacity.
What are SunSelect fabrics?
All SunSelect fabrics are scientific developments created to selectively filter ultra violet light for safer human sun tanning. No chemical additives. SunSelect is a patented concept and a registered trade mark.
How can SunSelect fabric be a selective UV filter?
SunSelect fabrics are knitted and finished in a controlled and specific way. The finishing controls the size and amount of minute holes in the fabric. These micro holes allow a prejudged amount of the required ultra violet-B through to the skin's surface. The amount allowed through is based on known medical and scientific date. Tanning takes place, but burning is prevented. Thus we have a pre-selected amount of both ultra violet wavelengths in a perfect combination to provide a golden suntan.
Consumers when wearing a " SunSelect " swimsuit must expect two results.
1. They must not experience any discomfort through skin burning.
2. They must after a sensible period of time see a darkening of the skin's colour.
To avoid the skin burning, SunSelect builds into the transmitting filtering effect, a protection factor of at least 8. This is achieved by only allowing a small percentage of the burning rays UV-B through the fabric. Unlike creams, oils and lotions which rub off, wash off, etc., SunSelect's protection is absolute and constant. It would be totally irresponsible of SunSelect to offer something that could potentially cause pain and more serious long term damage.
Taking 1 and 2 into consideration, we now must understand what is required for the wearer to suntan underneath the fabric. First and most importantly, the wearer must spend at least 6 hours in one day exposed to bright sunlight early in their holiday period. On inspection of the skin it will be noticed that it is slightly pink in colour, which is the beginning of the tanning process. Each day after, providing the exposure time is adhered to, the skin will darken into brown golden suntan. SunSelect is not a miracle, it is a scientific invention which, if used correctly, will give the wearer the result they expect.
The science of tanning is obvious = No Sunlight, No Burn, No Tan
Too little exposure to sunlight = No Burn, No Tan
Too much exposure to sunlight w/o protection = Burn
Ideal exposure time, ideal protection = SunSelect = Suntan