Tennis Industry magazine


Protect Your Players From the Sun

By Cynthia Sherman

Arm your players with the right sun protection to ensure that damaging rays don’t cut short their time on court or compromise their health. Both UVA and UVB rays can lead to skin cancer, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, and most doctors agree that sunscreen should be at least SPF 30 and protect against both types of ultraviolet rays. And for best results and the best protection, sunscreen should be reapplied often during prolonged sun exposure. Check the labels for specific protective ingredients.


Dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad, founder of Murad Inc., developed a line of specialty skin care and sunscreen products. Along with the UVA/UVB sunscreens found in the four Murad Age-Proof Suncare Products, there is the addition of pomegranate, which the company says replenishes and prevents moisture loss. Murad’s Waterproof Sunblock SPF 30 (retail $25) fits the bill for more active pursuits. 800-33-MURAD;


Neutrogena Active Breathable Sunblock (retail $9.99) comes in SPF 30 and 45 and in addition to offering broad protection from UVA and UVB rays, contains silica powder that absorbs oil and allows skin to breathe. This lightweight, non-greasy covering is sweatproof, non-irritating, and hypoallergenic, says the company. 800-932-3025;


The Bullfrog Waterproof Sunblock line (retail $7.99 to $9.99) offers several applications in SPF 36. The Quik Stick, Quik Gel, and Quik Gel Sport Spray contain vitamin E and Aloe moisturizers in addition to UVA/UVB protection. They are also non-greasy and non-comedogenic. 800-233-3764;


The new Coppertone Continuous Spray Suncreen product line is available in an Ultra Sweatproof Sport formula SPF 30 (retail $11.99) for active players. It’s oil-free, hypoallergenic, waterproof, and PABA free and provides a steady, non-stop application of product for complete coverage and protection, even upside down.


No-Ad Suncare products includes No-Ad Sport Sunblock Lotion in SPF 30 and 50. They’re non-greasy, waterproof, and sweatproof, with aloe vera and vitamin E for extra moisturizing benefits. The bottles feature a no-slip grip along with the Skin Cancer Foundation seal. 800-327-3991;

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Cynthia Sherman is a contributing editor for Tennis Industry magazine.



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