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The Sun

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones. It is found in liver and fish oils, but we get most of our vitamin D from the sun. The NHS advises getting out and about as much as possible from March to October, especially between 11am and 3pm, in order to get the adequate amount of vitamin D. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) advises people aged between 11 and 64 to aim to reach 10 micrograms of vitamin D every day.  Lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.

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SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the measure of the sunscreens ability to filter UVB rays. It is important to follow the instructions on sun care products carefully to ensure you are fully protected. It is recommended that a minimum quantity of 35ml is sufficient for all over body protection. When choosing an SPF product, you need to consider your skin type, hair colour, eye colour and location. However, as a general rule, you should always use an SPF15 product or higher at the beginning of your holiday. You can always choose a lower factor later.

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Apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen, about 35ml to ensure you cover your entire body, particularly the easily forgotten areas such as behind your neck, your ears and the top of your feet.

Climate Destinations Chart

 

The length of time it takes you to go red or burn varies from person to person. It also depends on your region. Follow our Climate Destinations Chart to protect your family’s day.

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Effects

 

The effects of sunlight are more serious than people think. The short-term effects are tanning and sunburn which can be easily treated. However, the long-term effects include skin cancer, which can have life-altering or fatal consequences.

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TANNING

Tanning occurs when melanin is produced in an attempt to protect the skin cells from UV radiation.
A tan is therefore a sign of damaged skin. It may offer limited protection from burning, but it doesn’t offer any protection from the harmful effects of radiation that can lead to skin cancer.

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SUNBURN

When ultraviolet (UV) radiation is absorbed by the skin, damage occurs to the cells. As a result, the cells try to redevelop and sunburn is a visible indication of the repair process taking place.

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SKIN CANCER

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.
It occurs when skin cells undergo malignant changes because of UV radiation damage to their DNA. These cells reproduce independently to the rest of the body and may infiltrate neighbouring tissues or spread through the bloodstream to organs that are located far away from the skin.

Be Sun Ready

Follow these steps to stay safe in the sun:

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Apply sunscreen to clean dry skin, at least 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. WARNING: If you reduce the required amount then the level of SPF protection will decrease significantly.

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SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the measure of the sunscreens ability to filter UVB rays. It is important to follow the instructions on sun care products carefully to ensure you are fully protected. It is recommended that a minimum quantity of 35ml is sufficient for all over body protection. When choosing an SPF product, you need to consider your skin type, hair colour, eye colour and location. However, as a general rule, you should always use an SPF15 product or higher at the beginning of your holiday. You can always choose a lower factor later.

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Apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen, about 35ml to ensure you cover your entire body, particularly the easily forgotten areas such as behind your neck, your ears and the top of your feet.

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Are you slapping on the sunscreen, but still getting sunburnt?

 Studies have shown that the majority of people apply less than half the amount of sunscreen required to provide adequate protection. Use our unique Press and Protect Chart, located on the back of Calypso SPF30 Sun Lotion, to eliminate the risk of insufficient sun care application on different parts of your skin.