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Why Sunscreen is a Must for Watersports Enthusiasts

Whether you're surfing, swimming, sailing, or diving, watersports offer a unique way to connect with nature. The thrill of riding waves, gliding through the seas, or exploring the fascinating underwater world excites many. But while we embrace the freedom and adventure on the water, one thing is crucial: proper sun protection.

The Dangers of Sun Exposure

Sun rays do more than give you a tan; they can be dangerous. UV radiation from the sun can damage your skin and lead to various health problems:

1. Sunburn: A common issue for surfers, sunburn is not only painful but can also cause lasting skin damage.
2. Skin Cancer: Prolonged and repeated sun exposure significantly increases the risk of skin cancer, with melanoma being particularly dangerous.
3. Premature Skin Aging: UV rays accelerate the skin's aging process, leading to wrinkles and age spots.

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Why Sun Protection is Especially Important on the Water

Watersports enthusiasts often spend hours in the water, where the sun’s rays reflect off the surface, intensifying UV exposure. This reflection increases the risk of skin damage. Plus, protective clothing is usually minimal: often just swim shorts, leaving much skin exposed to direct sunlight.

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Tips for Effective Sun Protection

1. Sunscreen: Choose a water-resistant sunscreen with a high SPF (at least 30). Apply it generously and reapply regularly, especially after being in the water.
2. Protective Clothing: Wear UV-protective rash guards or wetsuits. They offer additional protection and reduce the risk of sunburn.
3. Face Protection: Wear a hat or cap when out of the water. Use GLTZN SPF50+ MED sunscreen, specially designed for athletes and highly resistant to water and sweat.
4. Lip Protection: Use lip balm with UV protection, as lips are particularly sensitive to sun damage.