Vitamin D is commonly known as the “sunshine vitamin” as we get most of this essential vitamin from the sun. Vitamin D deficiencies are on the rise in the UK and 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…Details
How many times have you arrived home after a long day of applying sunscreen at the beach only to discover a random patch of sunburn? We all know how important it is to use a high factor sunscreen and to apply a sufficient amount of it to protect our skin, but it’s still easy to…Details
Using sunscreen has many benefits including preventing sunburn and skin cancer, but did you know that it also reduces visible signs of ageing? According to a report by the World Health Organisation, UV rays account for a shocking 80 per cent of skin ageing. While it is impossible to prevent skin from ageing, you can…Details
It looks like we’re in for a long, hot summer this year, which means that sun protection is a must. However, there are lots of myths out there regarding sunscreen, and it’s hard to know what is the best advice to take. Our Sun Care Specialist, Mr Seena Seka, has heard them all and has…Details
Summer is well and truly here and everyone is flocking to the beach. Make sure you’re prepared for your next beach day with our list of the top five things to always have in your beach bag. 1. Sun Protection As you might have already guessed, sunscreen is the most important thing to pack for…Details
We’re super excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with experienced holiday supplier Thomas Cook to promote the importance of sun safety this summer. We’re giving Thomas Cook UK customers a complimentary bottle of sunscreen to use on their holiday when they pre-book a sunbed through Thomas Cook’s new Choose Your Favourite Sunbed service. This…Details
It was a busy week here at our Calypso headquarters planning lots of sun safety events for Sun Awareness Week, which ran from the 14th-20th May. The annual campaign is run by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) and is aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of overexposure to the sun and encouraging people…Details
The UK is getting set for an early Easter with over two million Brits expected to ditch the cold weather for some much-needed sun. Those who were wise to 2018’s bank holiday calendar will also have an extra long break to look forward to.
The summer holidays are now well underway with children from Land’s End to John O’Groats spending more time outside, enjoying their 6 weeks off school. With warm weather forecast for August, a natural concern for most parents is ensuring their children are protected against harmful rays. However, the British summer can be very unpredictable so while it’s good to prepare for hot weather, we also need to be ready for cloudy and dull weather.Details
There has been lots of controversy in the media around whether teachers should implement the ‘no touching rule’ in schools and refrain from any physical contact with children.
This has been hotly debated and many parents have raised their concerns around how these rules could affect their children’s sun safety.