The Sun

We get most of our vitamin D from the sun and lack of this essential vitamin can result in serious bone deformities such as rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. However, overexposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer. Follow our sun safety tips to ensure your skin is protected, whilst also ensuring you get enough vitamin D.

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the measure of the sunscreen’s ability to filter UVB rays. You should consider your skin type, hair colour and location when choosing an SPF product. We recommend always using an SPF30 product or higher at the start of sun exposure.

Apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen, about 35ml, to ensure you cover your entire body. Make sure you apply it particularly on the easily forgotten areas. They are usually 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.

We get most of our vitamin D from the sun and lack of this essential vitamin can result in serious bone deformities such as rickets in children and osteoporosis in adults. However, overexposure to the sun can lead to skin cancer. Follow our sun safety tips to ensure your skin is protected, whilst also ensuring you get enough vitamin D.

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the measure of the sunscreen’s ability to filter UVB rays. You should always consider your skin type, hair colour, eye colour and location when choosing an SPF product. We recommend always using an SPF30 product or higher at the beginning of your holiday.

Apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen, about 35ml to ensure you cover your entire body. Make sure you apply it particularly on the easily forgotten areas. They are usually 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.

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.

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. While it may offer limited protection from burning, it doesn’t protect against the harmful effects of radiation.

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.

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.

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.

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. While it may offer limited protection from burning, it doesn’t protect against the harmful effects of radiation.

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.

Be Sun Ready

Follow these steps to stay safe in the sun:

Illustration of a woman's hands squeezing out sunscreen from a bottle

Apply sunscreen to clean dry skin, at least 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. If you’re using a Once a Day product, then you only need to apply it 15 minutes before. Remember that if you reduce the required amount, then the level of SPF protection will decrease significantly.

The word SPF in white letters surrounded by an orange background

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the measure of the sunscreen’s ability to filter UVB rays. When choosing an SPF product, you need to consider your skin type, hair colour and location. You should always use an SPF30 product or higher at the start of sun exposure.

Orange and white illustraton of a woman applying sunscreen on her arm

Apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen, about 35ml, to ensure you cover your entire body. Make sure you apply it particularly on the easily forgotten areas. They are usually behind your neck, your ears and the top of your feet.

Illustration of a Calypso sunscreen surrounded by droplets with an orange background

Studies have shown that the majority of people apply less than half the amount of sunscreen required to provide adequate protection. We recommend using our unique Press and Protect Chart as a guide. It is located on the back of Calypso SPF30 Sun Lotion.

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Apply sunscreen to clean dry skin, at least 20-30 minutes before sun exposure. Remember that 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 sunscreen’s ability to filter UVB rays. When choosing an SPF product, you need to consider your skin type, hair colour, eye colour and location. You should always use an SPF30 product or higher at the beginning of your holiday.

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Apply a sufficient amount of sunscreen, about 35ml to ensure you cover your entire body. Make sure you apply it particularly on the easily forgotten areas. They are usually behind your neck, your ears and the top of your feet.

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Studies have shown that the majority of people apply less than half the amount of sunscreen required to provide adequate protection. We recommend using our unique Press and Protect Chart as a guide. It is located on the back of Calypso SPF30 Sun Lotion.