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Many people mistakenly believe that they do not need to apply sunscreen in winter or on cloudy days. Did you know that the sun is closer to the earth during the winter months? Yes it is and this means that the sun’s rays are harsher and stronger than in summer. In fact, 80% of sun rays can penetrate clouds – even on an overcast day!

Sun Damage

Unprotected sun exposure can lead to skin cancer, brown spots, wrinkles and fine lines on your hands, face and neck. Even if we’re bundled up in layers of warmth we are at risk of sun damage. Strong winter rays of sunshine penetrate through window glass and reflect off glass as well, leaving us susceptible to unforgiving sun exposure and premature aging skin and who needs that?! Sportsman and kids engaged in outdoor sporting activities are most vulnerable to sun damage and require additional coverage from the sun even in winter.

Your Baby

Sunburn and heatstroke in babies is to be avoided at all costs. Just one sunburn during childhood raises the risk of melanoma (the most deadly type of skin cancer) as well as wrinkles later in life.

For the first 6 months, try keeping baby completely out of the sun.  Thereafter take precautions outdoors by covering them with light clothing and sunscreen. Having your baby under the shade of a tree or umbrella only provides partial protection against UV rays. Without sunscreen or other protection, even a baby in the shade can get sunburned.

The Celltone Sun Screen SPF 50+ Baby intentionally leaves a light white residue on the skin to ensure effective coverage and to provide a physical barrier to the sun.


South African winters are also very drying on the skin. Little kids often show the signs of dryness with cracked cheeks and limbs which is a clear indication that they need more moisturising on their skins. Adults may find their skins tight and flaky as well. So we all need proper sun protection, preferably one that is moisture rich. The range can also be helpful to teens undergoing treatment for acne as sun protection and moisturising is of utmost importance.

Skincare specialist company Celltone has all the solutions you need to treat and protect your skin in winter. They have taken their knowledge of skin care and combined it with science to create a sunscreen range that not only protects the skin but will enrich it with required moisture.  There is a specific sunscreen for everyone in the family, babies to kids and adults.

What distinguishes Celltone’s sunscreen range to any other sunscreen?

  1. Addition of vitamin E – mops up free radicals and is a powerful anti-oxidant.
  2. Stable filters – if the UV filters in your sunscreen break down or degrade once exposed to sunlight, then this means it will be ineffective against the sun and is not photostable. Celltone has UVA filters that are proven to be 100% stable and do not release free radicals.
  3. Smooth skin – Celltone has added polysilicone, which is an organic compound that has a smoothing effect and is used in sunscreens and cosmetics. For this reason, their sunscreens will not leave you with an uneven tone but rather smooth skin with enhanced sunscreen protection due to even coverage.
  4. Added moisture – With the addition of glycerine, shea butter and D-panthenol, this range of sunscreens help to replenish moisture in the skin lost due to harsh weather conditions.
  5. Non-whitening finish – Unless you’re a professional cricketer, it’s not a good look! Special filters used maintain a flawless, non-whitening finish on the skin. No oily residue either.
  6. High quality filters – Celltone uses the best filters to reduce any skin irritations or reactions, so even the most allergy prone person can try it.

Celltone sunscreens are ideal as a primer under make-up, for babies and children as well as the elderly and sporty.

Investing in your skin and your health has been made easier thanks to Celltone’s advanced sun protection range.

For more information- click here to visit the Celltone  website.