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Best sunscreen for sportsmen

by Ajay Dmello 30 Mar 2023 0 Comments
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Zinc sunscreen is one of the essential components in the life of sportsmen and sportswomen, especially for those, who are involved in outdoor sports like cricket, running, cycling, among many. These outdoor sports involve some kind of risk caused due to the UV (ultraviolet) rays emitted by the burning sun. These harmful UV rays can affect the exposed parts of the body during the time when the athletes are involved in the sports and can cause as serious damage as skin cancer. In order to protect themselves from such ailments, the sportsmen and sportswomen apply a white coloured sunscreen, which is nothing but the zinc sunscreen.

Zinc sunscreen is commonly applied by athletes who are expected to be outdoors in the sun for longer periods of time. For instance, cricketers if they are playing a Test match or an One Day match, they are required to be out in the middle for as many as eight hours at least. To protect themselves from the harmful UV rays that they are exposed to during the course of play, the cricketers apply zinc sunscreen on their cheeks, nose, lips, arms and other exposed parts of the body. The zinc sunscreen acts as a protective shield and protects the cricketers from the hurting UV rays emitted by the sun.

Just like cricketers, swimmers, runners, cyclists and other sportsmen and sportswomen also apply the white coloured cream, which is the zinc sunscreen.

Zinc sunscreen offers protections against the harmful UV rays

Zinc sunscreen which is made from zinc oxide is also called mineral sunscreen or physical sunscreen. Zinc sunscreen is called a mineral sunscreen since it is made from the mineral zinc. Zinc sunscreen is also called as physical sunscreen since it has the ability to stay right on top of the skin, despite water or sweat getting accumulated on the skin.

Zinc sunscreen is available in different SPFs (sun protection factor). For instance, zinc sunscreen is available in SPF 30, SPF 50, to name a few. The different SPFs indicate the quantity of protection that is offered by a zinc sunscreen. A zinc sunscreen with SPF 30 offers protection against 97 percent of the harsh UV rays emitted by the scorching sun, while a zinc sunscreen with SPF 50 offers protection against 98 percent of the damaging UV rays emitted by the baking sun. The sportsmen and sportswomen can choose the zinc sunscreen based on their requirements.

Zinc sunscreen is suitable for all skin types

Unlike the ordinary sunscreens which are primarily chemical-based, a zinc sunscreen is made from natural ingredients like zinc and oxygen. Given that zinc sunscreen is natural it is suitable for different skin types like dry skin, oily skin, etc. Zinc sunscreen is also known to be sweat-proof, water-resistant and oil-free.

A dash of aloe vera in the zinc sunscreen makes it better

Elemnt Life Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Zinc Sunblock 360 is one of the few zinc sunscreens available in the market that contain aloe vera. Aloe vera not only gives a good fragrance to the otherwise plain zinc sunscreen but also is useful in fighting problems like sunburn, inflammation, etc. A zinc sunscreen, which is already made from natural ingredients, coupled with an elixir like aloe vera makes it a perfect buy for the sportsmen and sportswomen.

Choosing the best zinc sunscreen for sportsmen & sportswomen

While there are umpteen numbers of zinc sunscreens on offer in the market, it is important for the athletes to buy the best zinc sunscreen. A sunscreen which is made from natural ingredients, which has no side-effects, which offers good protection against the harmful UV rays emitted by the sun, which is water-resistant, sweat-proof and oil-free, which can be applied to different skin types, and the like, should be considered while making the purchase of zinc sunscreen.

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