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Effective sun protection during workout

by Sep 2, 2018Medical0 comments

To enjoy sun when having fun with sport activities remember that sweating causes sunscreens effects vanishing very quickly.

Skin protection during summer is even more crucial if you are sport fans. Runners, swimmers, golfers, tennis players all love playing sports, and they also spend a lot of time outside exposed to the sun. This can result in a pleasant glow but getting too much sun can be risky as UVA and UVB rays can cause a progressive skin damage.

When spending time having workout outside (even during cloudy days) you need to apply high protective products at least 30 minutes before starting and, above all, you need to remember that sweat and water activities shorten the recommended interval (two hours) between the applications.

These means that you must stop training and reapply as soon as you perceive your skin is too hot or is drying. The best sunscreens protect against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays therefore look for labels that indicate that the brand has broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB) coverage.  Possibly try to find a water-resistant product as the last thing you want in the middle of an exhausting training or your game of the life is to have sunscreen drip into your eyes (and it burns!).

Remember that despite some brand are labelled water-proof, no sunscreen can be 100% waterproof, because all of them will eventually vanish if you stay in the water for long enough.

To enjoy a healthy workout no matter how water- or sweat-resistant your sunscreen is, you’ll need to reapply it often if you’re sweating a lot.

Sun and medications

Sun and medications

If you are on treatment either for a chronic or acute condition you need to know your medication might cause photosensitivity during and after sun exposure

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