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Sun savvy during tennis season

8th April 2013

So it's just been announced that England will be facing Croatia in their next Davis Cup tie in September.

Excitement is on the horizon for the world of British tennis as Andy Murray returns to the competition for the first time since 2008. With all this excitement here at sk:n we're concerned at how these tennis players are protecting their skin, whilst practising out in the blazing sun.

UV Protection for Athletes

We all know that regular sun exposure without adequate sun protection is bad for our skin, but perspiration intensifies the sun's rays, so outdoor athletes have to be even more vigilant. It only takes a little light exposure to turn your skin pink, so if you are perspiring you are more susceptible to burns.

Be Sun Sensible

Of course we would advise you to stay out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day, but athletes have sporting events and obligations that make this unavoidable. Therefore liberally applying sun cream, wearing a hat or visor to shield your face and generally trying to opt for clothing that blocks out the sunlight is highly recommended.

Dealing with the After Effects

If you've been subjected to sun damage in the past and want to know how you can erase the visible effects then click here. Our expert dermatologists at sk:n are dedicated to offering professional advice and can recommend you skin peels or laser resurfacing to improve the visibility of your skin. Don't hesitate, sort out that sun damage and get in touch!

0121 567 8111