Caldesun for Kids – Stay Sun Safe

Some sunlight is good for us as we all need Vitamin D to help build and maintain strong bones but too much sun is harmful and can damage your skin. The main cause of skin cancer is ultraviolent light (UV) radiation from sunlight.

It is important to protect your child from the day they are born from this UV radiation as skin cancer takes some time to develop. Children tend to be outdoors a lot and it is thought that in a lifetime most people will get 80% of their exposure to the sun in their youth. It is said that a single sunburn at an early age increases the risk of later skin cancer by 30%.

It is essential to protect your children with a “broad spectrum” sunscreen. This means that your child’s skin is protected against the UV-A and the UV-B rays. The SPF (sun protection factor) tells you how good the sunscreen is at filtering out the UV-B rays. Sun damage is built up over the years and even on a cloudy day – the sun’s rays can pass through clouds.

Caldesun has UV-A/UV-B protection and also contains an IR-A protective complex – the short-wave, non-heat producing component of infrared light, known as infrared A (IR-A), a major component of sunlight, can also cause skin damage. This damage is brought about via pathogenic mechanisms completely different to those responsible for the damage caused by UV light and it also affects deeper skin layers. Certain antioxidants have proved useful in protecting the skin against IR-A radiation and are now included in an IR-A protective complex contained in Caldesun sun protection range.

Sun Tips

  • Children less than 6 months should be kept in the shade at all times
  • Try to keep older children indoors from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Provide hats and sunglasses for your children
  • Dress your children in loose fitting clothes that cover arms and legs
  • Most importantly – use Caldesun Sun Protection before going out into the sun. Reapply after swimming and during the day to protect your child from the sun.

Caldesun has a unique formulation that contains UV-A, UV-B and IR-A (infrared) protection filters. Available in SPF 30 and 50, Caldesun is clinically tested and suitable for children with neurodermatitis. Caldesun is water resistant and contains no Peg emulsifiers, perfume, artificial colours or preservatives and contains moisturising oils to prevent the skin from drying out.

Caldesun is distributed by ClonMedica.

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