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Is Exercising Outdoors Better for Your Health?

outdoor exercise better for healthIt’s the start of Summer here at SolRx. And while it may seem inviting to take our workouts outdoors, the intensity of the sun can be an adversarial element that makes indoor exercise more inviting.

Combined with energy-zapping heat, dense city smog, and an increased concern about carbon emissions, it can seem like a safe alternative to hop on the treadmill or jump in the pool. But at the end of the day, is indoor exercise actually better for one’s health?

In short, no. No it is not. There have been a number of studies that show exercising outdoors is actually better for your health. Combined with our passion in keeping you protected from the sun’s harmful rays, below we shed light on why outdoor exercise is better for your health.

Outdoor Exercise for Emotional & Mental Health

While it may seem obvious that outdoor exercise improves physical health, studies have shown that getting outside can also boost mental and emotional health. In fact, a study led by scientists at Stanford revealed quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression.Outdoor Hike

The study discovered that people who went for a 90 minute walk in a natural outdoor setting (as opposed to those who walked in a high-traffic urban environment) showed significantly lower activity in a region of the brain associated with a key factor in depression.

According to Gregory Bratman of Stanford, more than half of the world’s population lives in urban settings, and that’s forecasted to rise to 70 percent within a few decades. Just as urbanization and disconnection from nature have grown dramatically, so have mental disorders such as depression. In turn, taking a hike may be the best prescription for depression.

Mood-Boosting Benefits of Sun Exposure

In addition to the physical and emotional benefits of exercising in nature, individuals can also experience a dramatic boost in mood by getting outside on sunny days. Sun exposure is one of the most potent ways in which we absorb vitamin D, which is vital for both physical and mental health. 

Studies have shown that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet light triggers the production of serotonin, a hormone that lifts mood. Low serotonin is associated with depression – particularly seasonal affective disorder (a form of depression that’s often experienced during the winter months when there is less sunlight.) The same lull feelings from a lack of sunlight may occur in individuals who are constantly cooped-up indoors.

Enjoying the benefits of exercise and recreation means getting outside and active, but also feeling the mood-boosting effects that stem from exposure to sunlight. Just remember to use a broad-spectrum sport sunscreen to ensure you stay protected.

Exercising Outdoors to Combat Mesothelioma & Cancer

Mesothelioma is a devastating and incurable form of cancer. For patients diagnosed with mesothelioma it means facing mortality, in addition to adapting to changes in one’s physical abilities, relationships, and overall self-sustainability.

According to an article at Mesothelioma.net, “all of this comes together to reduce a cancer patient’s quality of life and this can have a big impact on mental health. Cancer patients are at an increased risk for developing depression and anxiety and for experiencing stress, fear, and other negative emotions on a regular basis. It is important to be aware of this risk and to notice the signs of depression, either in yourself or a loved one, so you can get help and treatment.”

From medications to therapy, there are a number of tools to help fight the battle against cancer and seek relief from depression. However one of the most accessible and powerful strategies is to stay active outdoors and feel the effects of natural sunlight.

In any event, exercising outdoors is often better for your health than staying inside. Going back to nature, getting healthy exposure from the sun, and putting your body in motion can be the best form of therapy available. Just be conscious of the harmful risks at play when stepping out in the intense summer sun, and choose the right type of sunscreen to ensure you’re protected from both UVA and UVB rays.

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Mineral Sunscreen: The Oxybenzone-free Alternative

Mineral sunscreen, also known as physical barrier sunscreen, is becoming a hot category in the world of sunscreens, and for good reason. As an oxybenzone-free alternative to chemical sunscreen, mineral-based sunscreens are naturally broad-spectrum, so they provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays.Mineral-based Oxybenzone-free-Sunscreen

Mineral sunscreen contains active ingredients like zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide, providing the ultimate barrier against the sun’s harmful rays. And unlike chemical sunscreens which penetrate the skin and absorb the sun’s rays like a sponge, mineral sunscreen works by sitting on top of the skin and deflecting the sun’s rays.

Why Opt for Oxybenzone-free Sunscreens?

This issue with most conventional sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and other chemicals is that they’ve been shown to bleach and cause damage to the ocean’s coral reefs. Additionally, because chemical sunscreens absorb into the bloodstream, some individuals may experience skin irritation, cell damage, or even hormone disruption. As such, many consumers are turning to mineral sunscreen as a safe and effective solution for both users and the environment.

While certain types of chemical sunscreen work just fine for most individuals, more and more individuals are becoming conscious of oxybenzone-free alternatives.In the case of SolRx, zinc oxide (the main ingredient in most our mineral sunscreen products) is also the only active sunscreen ingredient approved for use on children by the FDA. This makes products like our SPF 50 Zinc Sunscreen Stick for Face and Ocean Friendly SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen preferred options for parents.

Benefits of Mineral-based Sunscreen

To underscore all of the reasons you should be using mineral-based sunscreen, below we list seven primary benefits.

  • Provides immediate protection from the sun as soon as it’s applied with no wait required.
  • Protects against both UVA and UVB rays, as mineral sunscreen is naturally broad spectrum.
  • Less likely to clog pores, making it ideal for those with blemish-prone skin types.
  • Lasts longer when in direct UV light (compared to sunscreens with chemicals), but this may vary when doing physical activities that cause sweating.
  • Less likely to cause skin irritation, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin
  • Better for individuals with heat-activated skin (such as those with rosacea and redness) because it deflects the sun’s heat and energy away from the skin
  • Mineral sunscreen often has a longer shelf life

While it ultimately depends on the type of mineral-based sunscreen you choose to use, SolRx can help you find an oxybenzone-free sunscreen that best suits your needs.

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UVA vs UVB Rays: What is the Difference?

What’s the difference UVA vs UVB rays? It’s an important question that doesn’t always get the attention that it deserves. So to get to the bottom of it, let’s define exactly what these rays mean.

UVA vs UVB Rays What's the Difference

The level of sunlight that reaches the earth’s surface is composed of two primary types of rays, both of which are harmful to the skin: Long Wave Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Short Wave Ultraviolet B (UVB). Unlike UVB rays, UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin’s thickest layer otherwise known as the dermis. However, both UVA and UVB rays can pose potential issues with unprotected exposure.

To further underscore the difference between UVA vs UVB rays, below we explain what each of these types mean and how you can minimize their effects.

What is UVB?

As the primary culprit of sunburn and skin reddening, UVB rays are responsible for damaging the more superficial epidermal layers of the skin. UVB rays contribute to the development of skin cancer and photoaging (wrinkling). And contrary to popular belief, UVB rays do not significantly penetrate glass.

The intensity of UVB varies by location, season, and time of day. Between 10 AM and 4 PM from April to October are the most potent levels of which UVB hits the U.S. However, UVB rays can still burn and damage skin year-round. This is particularly common at high altitudes or against reflective conditions such as snow and ice. Against these conditions, UVB can reflect up to 80 percent of the rays. As a result, they can make contact with skin twice.

What is UVA?

Unlike UVB rays, UVA are present with relatively equal intensity throughout all daylight hours during the year. They can also penetrate glass and clouds. UVA rays make up 95 percent of the UV radiation that reaches the our planet’s surface. Although these rays are less intense compared to UVB, UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent.

UVA penetrates the skin more deeply than UVB and are considered to play a major role in skin aging and photoaging. Until recently, most scientists were under the belief that UVA rays did not cause significant damage in areas of the epidermis (the outermost layer of the skin.). However, over the years studies have shown that UVA rays damage skin cells in the basal layer of the epidermis, where most skin cancers occur. As a result, UVA exposure can contribute to and may even initiate the occurrence of skin cancers.

Minimizing the Deleterious Effects of UVA & UVB Rays

For active lifestyles, avoiding sun exposure in its entirety is not always an option. However, you can minimize the deleterious effects of UVA and UVB by following these guidelines:

  • Seek shade whenever possible, especially between the peak hours of the sun (10 AM and 4 PM.)
  • Do not let your skin burn. When the skin turns pink, take this as a sign that your skin is starting to burn.
  • Avoid artificial tanning, such as UV tanning booths.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a brimmed hat and polarized sunglasses.
  • Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least a SPF of 15 before going outdoors. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher (such as SolRx’ Zinc Sunscreen Stick for Face.)
  • Keep newborns and young children out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  • Take time every month to examine your skin from head-to-toe.

At SolRx, the best line of defense against both UVA and UVB rays is a broad spectrum sunscreen. We’ve formulated many different products that provide this protection under some of the most extreme conditions, including 8 hours of water immersion and high-altitude, snowy conditions. See what’s in store and shop SolRx sunscreens to ensure you’re protected against both UVA and UVB.

 

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Differences Between Sport Sunscreen vs. Regular Sunscreen

Sport sunscreen vs. regular sunscreen. It’s a common comparison that can carries some misconceptions.

In short, there are many characteristics that define sport sunscreen vs. regular sunscreen. Sport sunscreen offers enduring SPF protection compared to most regular sunscreens. But that’s not all. Below are a few more reasons why you might want consider sport sunscreen over regular sunscreen products.Sport Sunscreen vs Regular Sunscreen

Not All Regular Sunscreens Offer Broad-Spectrum Protection

There are two primary types of UV light that can harm your skin — UVA and UVB. A broad-spectrum sunscreen protects you from both. According to Mayo Clinic:

“UVA rays can prematurely age your skin, causing wrinkling and age spots. UVB rays can burn your skin. Too much exposure to UVA or UVB rays can cause skin cancer. The best sunscreen offers protection from all UV light.”

While it’s common for most sport sunscreen formulas to be broad-spectrum, not all regular sunscreens offer this line of defense against UVA and UVB rays. For this reason alone, it’s highly advised to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen to ensure complete protection against the sun.

Sport Sunscreens Are A Win For Prolonged Water Immersion

Unlike regular sunscreen, sport sunscreens are usually tested to measure how water resistant a formula is before its Sun Protection Factor (SPF) starts to wear off. While such testing is tailored for prolonged water immersion, such as sunscreen for swimmers, it can also reflect sweat resistance.sport sunscreen for swimmers

As defined by Mayo Clinic, “the term water resistant means that the SPF is maintained for up to 40 minutes while swimming or sweating. Very water resistant means the SPF is maintained for 80 minutes.”

Here at SolRx, we teamed-up with AMA Testing Labs to design a trial that would measure the performance of our WATERBLOCK® formula (the basis to our sport sunscreen products.) After testing the formula, AMA Labs confirmed our sports sunscreen to be water resistant for over 8 hours. This test defined our WaterBlock® products as some of the best sports sunscreen for water immersion.

Some Sport Sunscreens Offer Easier Applications Vs. Regular Sunscreens

sport vs regular sunscreenThere are many different types, or applications, of sunscreen. Some of the advantages and disadvantages of using different applications include:

  • Sticks – Sunscreen sticks, such as zinc oxide sunscreen sticks, are useful for quick application, particularly around the face and eyes.
  • Creams – Cream sunscreens often contain moisture-rich qualities making them ideal for dry skin
  • Lotions – While lotions might take longer to rub-in and absorb into the skin, they are often preferred for application on large parts of the body that need more coverage. Lotion sunscreens also tend to be less greasy compared to creams.
  • Gel – Although less common, gel sunscreen works best in hairy areas, making them good options for men.
  • Spray – Popular among parents because they’re easy to apply on children, spray sunscreens are a convenient option found in both sport sunscreen and regular sunscreen products. Because it’s difficult to determine how thorough you’re applying a spray sunscreen, apply a liberal and even coating.

Sports Sunscreens Are Often More Eco-friendly & Reef Safe

Whether you plan to go surfing or just hit beach, many individuals are conscious of the environmental impact that some sunscreens can have. A recently released report claims that most regular sunscreen is damaging the ocean’s coral reefs, impacting the reefs ability to cope with fluctuating climate change and other environmental issues. That’s why countless sunscreen producers are designing products that are eco-friendly and reef safe.

Eco-Friendly Sport Sunscreen

Most of these sunscreen manufacturers, like SolRx, design sport-specific sunscreen for individuals who are active around oceans and other natural bodies of water. In fact, SolRx products have been tested by the industry’s leading provider of SPF waterproof testing. The science-based results show that it is impossible for SolRx sunscreen to deposit on the reef if it is on the skin.

Like many of the best sports sunscreens, SolRx formula remains on the individual for 8 hours and sustains 97% or more of its SPF protection that entire time. This translates to no deleterious effect to the our ocean’s reefs and the environment as a whole.

Sport Sunscreen vs. Regular Sunscreen: The Last WordBest Sport Sunscreen vs Regular Sunscreen

In addition to athletes, sport sunscreen is often an appropriate option for anyone looking to get wet, work-up a sweat, or enjoy several hours of sun exposure. Offering more advanced, broad-spectrum protection capabilities, a good sport sunscreen is often the better choice versus regular sport sunscreen.

Fall Sports – Make Sure to Wear Sunscreen While Watching or Playing

Most people remember to use sunscreen in the summer – when you’re going to be spending hours in the hot sun watching baseball games or soccer, or biking, running, or participating in different physical activities, it’s easy. Once fall comes around, you may be less vigilant about keeping your sunblock container nearby. But just because the sunniest season of the year is over, it doesn’t mean you can stop wearing sunscreen to protect your skin.

Fall Sports - Make Sure to Wear Sunscreen

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Weather Changes

It’s true that once the seasons turn, you’ll experience cloudier days and lower temperatures that won’t tempt you to be outside quite so often. But the truth is, the ultraviolet rays that can cause skin cancer are unaffected by year-round weather changes, and remain present and potent on cloudy days. In addition, there are conditions that takes place in the fall that may actually lead to an increase in your chances of getting a burn. For example, nice and snow are reflective and can bounce UV rays back at you.

Sporting Events

Fall sports such as football, baseball, soccer, tennis, field hockey, volleyball, and cross-country require you to be outdoors, sometimes for lengthy periods of time, whether you’re watching or playing. And there’s no guarantee that you’ll have shade to shield you from the damaging rays of the sun. You may have to dress warmly for some of these games, but the sun is no less dangerous. Other sports, such as skiing and snowboarding, can offer additional concern because the sun rays may be damaging at higher altitudes – and snow and ice are often a factor there.

The Importance of Sun Safety

The UV rays that may damage your skin cells are UVA and UVB rays. UVB rays are the ones that lead to sunburn; you may not feel any of the symptoms of UVA exposure until your skin starts to show wrinkles and dark spots. You need to protect from both types of UV rays with a water-resistant, broad spectrum sunblock because your lifetime exposure to the sun determines whether you’re at risk for skin cancer, so reduce your exposure as much as possible. Avoid sunburns, because that increases your risk immensely. Stay in the shade and cover up if that’s possible.

The bottom line is, you must protect yourself from the sun not just in the summer, but all year round. You’ll still see quite a bit of sun in the fall, and you may still be out and about for long periods if you’re playing or watching sports. Be smart and keep that sunblock, such as SolRx SPF 44 Dry Zinc Sunscreen, on hand, even if it looks dreary out there.

Best Sport Sunscreen: Why Athletes Choose SolRx

Consider your search for the best sports sunscreen over. Rigorously tested and used by some of the world’s top athletes, SolRx has developed a complete spectrum of advanced sport sunscreen products that suit all walks of life.

From swimmers, cyclists, and golfers, to professional surfers and beach volleyball players, SolRx has become the sport sunscreen of choice for many different athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Using a patented WaterBlock® formula, SolRx offers high-performance, water-resistant sunscreens that are broad spectrum, eco-friendly, and will not burn your eyes if you sweat.Best Sports Sunscreen for Athletes

And unlike other sports sunscreens that claim to be “the best,” SolRx is paraben-free and oil-free, providing a comfortable dry finish for hours of dependable sun protection. But what else makes SolRx the best sports sunscreen on the market? Learn the facts behind SolRx sport sunscreen and why so many athletes make SolRx their sunblock of choice.

8-Hour Immersion Tested Formula

SolRx worked with AMA Testing Labs to develop a test that would measure the performance of our WaterBlock® sport sunscreen for athletes. This test would need measure how water resistant the formula is before its Sun Protection Factor (SPF) would start to diminish.

Further, SolRx specified that the test must be “tougher than that of the FDA or any other governmental agency in the world,” and was intended to measure the product’s SPF rating after 8 hours in the water.

After testing the WaterBlock® technology, AMA Labs confirmed SolRx sports sunscreen as being water resistant for an 8-hour period of time, making it one of the best sports sunscreen for water exposure.

Broad-Spectrum Sports Sunscreen for UVA/UVB Defense

Best Sport Sunscreen for AthletesThere’s a reason why SolRx products are the best sunscreens for athletes seeking maximum protection from UVA/UVB rays. We have developed a full line of broad spectrum sunscreen with UVA/UVB defense including our Spray Dry, Dry Zinc, and Original WaterBlock Formula.

The chronic effects of UV exposure can have serious (even life threatening) implications for athletes who are exposed to sun for long periods of time. Some of the most pronounced risks of UVA/UVB exposure include premature aging of the skin, immune system suppression, damage to the eyes, skin pigment fading, and skin cancer.

So when you’re competing out on the court, course, road, or water, be sure to protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays with the broad spectrum defense that comes with SolRx sports sunscreens.

Eco-friendly & Reef Safe Sport Sunscreen

Protect yourself, or protect nature? A recently released report claims that sunscreen is damaging the ocean’s coral reefs, and reducing their ability to cope with fluctuating climate change and other environmental issues.

With SolRx, you don’t have to choose between between being exposed to dangerous UV rays or keeping the reefs healthy. We are committed to offering the best reef-friendly sunscreen, so that you aren’t doing harm to the vulnerable oceanic environment when you use them.Best Reef-Safe Sports Sunscreens

To further reinforce SolRx as the best sport sunscreen for both athletes and the environment, our products have been tested by the industry’s leading provider of SPF waterproof testing. The science-based results show that it is impossible for SolRx sunscreen to deposit on the reef if it is on the skin. And evidence that the formula remains on the skin is borne out by the SPF rating remaining constant throughout the testing.

Conclusion: our sports sunscreen for athletes remains on the wearer for 8 hours and provides 97% or more of its SPF protection that entire time. This translates to no deleterious effect to the our ocean’s reefs and the environment as a whole.

Get the Best Sports Sunscreen for Your Athletic Lifestyle

Are you ready to experience what makes SolRx the best sports sunscreen on the market? Below we feature some of the most preferred SolRx sunscreen products for athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Best Sports Sunscreen SPF 50

SolRx SPF 50 Zinc Sports Sunscreen

SolRx SPF 50 Zinc Sports Sunscreen

SolRx Waterblock SPF 50 Zinc Sunscreen is the trusted choice of athletes and lifeguards for protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Originally designed for triathletes, swimmers and surfers, our SPF 50 Zinc Sports Sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection and it will not burn your eyes if you sweat.

Differing from normal sports sunscreens, SolRx’s SPF 50 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen blocks the sun’s harmful rays, instead of reflecting them. Regular sport sunscreens absorb into the skin in order to start working. Dry Zinc Sunscreen physically blocks the sun by sitting directly on your skin, which is why most labels say to apply the zinc sunscreen about 20 minutes before entering the sun.

Shop our SPF 50 Zinc Sports Sunscreen with quantity discounts available.

 

SolRx WaterBlock SPF 50 Water Resistant Sunscreen

Best Sport Sunscreen SPF 50

SolRx WaterBlock SPF 50 Water Resistant Sunscreen

As SolRx’s flagship sport sunscreen, WaterBlock SPF 50 Water Resistant Sunscreen is the choice in SPF 50 sunscreens for athletes around the world because of the ultimate protection it provides. WaterBlock SPF 50 sunscreen protects athletes from 98% of sunburn-causing UVB rays as well as the UVA rays that age and wrinkle skin.

Like all of our sunscreens, SolRx Waterblock SPF 50 sunscreen is water resistant, oil free and paraben free, making it the best SPF 50 sunscreen for athletes with sensitive skin. In AMA Labs 8 Hour Immersion testing, our SPF 50 broad spectrum sunscreen was proven to protect skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays for 480 minutes.

Get the WaterBlock SPF 50 Water Resistant Sunscreen with quantity discounts available.

 

SolRx SPF 50 Spray Sunscreen Pump

Best Sports Spray Sunscreen SPF 50

SolRx SPF 50 Spray Sunscreen Pump

SolRx’s new SPF 50 Spray Sunscreen in a 3.4oz Pump is engineered with a naturally derived grain alcohol instead of normal SD-40 petroleum based alcohols to keep your skin from drying out. Our SPF 50 Spray sunscreen provides perfectly balanced UVA/UVB protection for athletes who need the ultimate skin protection while they compete outdoors.

Like all of our Waterblock sports sunscreens, SolRx Spray Dry SPF 50 is paraben free, non-sticky, and has been proven to provide 480 minutes of protection in and out of the water, making it one of the best sports sunscreen for athletes.

Shop the SPF 50 Spray Sunscreen Pump with quantity discounts available. Or explore more SolRx sports sunscreens by visiting our shop.

Back to School – Is Sunblock on Your Kid’s School Supply List?

Is Sunblock on Your Kid’s School Supply List?

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Believe it or not, summer’s almost over. This means it’s time to buy fall clothes and shop for items on your school supply list – pencils, tissues, markers, glue. Is sunblock included? 

Well, it might not be. These days, many school lists are geared to the general student population, as kids often share their supplies with one another, and sunblock is usually a more personal choice. In addition, it’s not really a direct educational aid. But it’s still something you should send to school with your students, and make sure they have on hand.

The Importance of Sunblock

You certainly understand why you have sunblock on hand throughout June, July, and August. The sun is strong, and your kids are hopefully spending a lot of time outdoors. They need protection from those UVA and UVB rays, the ones that create sunburn and age skin prematurely, making them at risk for skin cancer later in life. It’s hot, so they may sweat, which means a water-resistant formula would be best to protect their more sensitive skin. Remember that any amount of tanning on your child’s skin can represent cellular skin damage, so protecting them from the sun is key.

School Days

It’s easy to forget that your kids will be outside and exposed to the weather on school days. After all, you don’t see them, and you have other things on your mind – work, taking care of other children, home projects, classes. But they will have recess, and they may eat lunch outside (depending on your climate and school’s situation), and the walk or bike to and from school may also take them along sunlit sidewalks and open areas with little shade. They may spend time outside during gym classes, waiting for the bus, and on field days as well. The SolRx SPF 35 Sunscreen comes in a 1.5oz bottle with a carabiner handle for easy access.

Unseen Dangers

Putting sunblock on can be a hassle, especially when it comes to squirming children. But it’s important, if your kids will be outside, to make sure they are always wearing sunscreen, and try to encourage them to reapply during the day (we know this is hard!). Even in winter, and on cloudy days, the sun can be dangerous. The sun’s rays can sometimes penetrate through clouds quite well, depending on their type, thickness, and deepness through the atmosphere, and the UV effect can be even stronger on the earth’s surface as a result. In the winter, UV rays reflect off snow and ice and bounce right back onto skin, so the sun can affect your children more than you realize all year round – no matter what the weather conditions.

We can’t control every moment of our children’s days once they enter school, but we can give them the tools to help themselves. That’s really what education is all about, right? Although your school supply list might not include sunblock, you should slip a container into your kids’ backpacks and make sure they’re truly ready for school this fall – in all the important ways.

Tennis, Anyone? SolRx Is Preferred by Tennis Players

Do you play tennis? If so, you know it’s vital to keep your skin protected during those long, hard hours of practice on outdoor courts, be they clay, grass, or some other material. Although you’re always in motion, that doesn’t protect you from the sun. Don’t let your favorite athletic endeavor result in conditions like melanoma or skin cancer – use a sunscreen preferred by elite athletes. SolRx is perfect for picky tennis players.non-greasy sunscreen tennis grip

Broad-Spectrum Sun Protection that Resists Water

Plenty of athletes don’t like sunscreen, but it’s hugely important. Tennis players especially are exposed to bright, hot sunlight on hard, sometimes reflective courts for potentially many hours of the day. That much exposure to the sun is dangerous for skin both on a temporary level – UVB rays causing sunburn – and on a long-term cellular level – UVA rays causing skin cancer and melanoma. Athletes prefer SolRx products because our sunblock offers effective, long-lasting, broad-spectrum protection from both of these UV rays.

Water Resistance Gives You An Advantage

The WaterBlock technology used by SolRx ensures that sunscreen won’t sweat off your face and drip into your eyes obscuring your vision. This means you don’t need to fear putting sunscreen on your forehead. You must have a water-resistant sunblock if you’re being active. You need to make sure playing conditions are perfect.

Non-Greasy Spray Is Excellent for Grip

SolRx products come in several different formats, but tennis players often prefer our non-greasy spray. This is because spray-on sunscreens are easy to apply, even for hard-to-reach places. Spray-on sunscreen is lightweight and dry quickly, and they also don’t get your hands all slippery from rubbing lotion onto the rest of your body. As you know, grip is key in tennis; how you hold the racquet might be the single most important factor in your swing. So making sure your palms are dry definitely affects your game.

Don’t skip the sunblock. Your tennis whites look sharp, but you often can’t wear clothing that protects from the sun while on the court, because it might obscure your vision and movement. That’s why it’s so vital to choose a sunscreen that stays on and helps you play your best. SolRx is the choice for elite players from many disciplines, so find out how our sunblock can give you an advantage.

Fall Sports: Football Players & Fans Should Wear Sunscreen

peeweefootballIt’s officially Fall, which means Football season is in full swing. In most areas of the country, the sun isn’t nearly as strong as it can be during the halcyon days of summer. So, it’s excusable to accidentally-on-purpose forget the sunscreen and go without, right?

Nope. No. Not even. NO. A BIG LOT OF NOPE.

Team Advantage: No Sunburn

One great thing about the football season is that it gets everyone outside and active. Spectators get involved and get excited. Players learn about strategy and sportsmanship, and get stronger and tougher. Football can be a great bonding experience. We love that about this all-American sport.

But the sport should to be safe for everyone, in little things as well as big. Sunburn hurts, and it can be distracting for players who need to be thinking about the next play instead. Skin care might not be the most important thing on your mind, but whether you’re watching or playing, your long-term health and conditioning should always be a consideration. Sun protection is an important part of that.

The Curse of the Bizarre Tan Line

The players are wearing all kinds of protective gear. That’s great – they’ll be safe from impacts, bumps, and bruises, as they should be. Helmets and pads and clothing will all protect from the sun, too. But there are gaps. Vents. Places where the pants end but socks haven’t yet begun. Arms exposed past the sleeve. And the sun gets into all those places.

Fans, too, must deal with farmer-style tans. The weather can be cooler during football season, so we’re more dressed up in pants and jackets and hats for crisp, fall weather. But these strange lines are easy to avoid – all you need is sunscreen on your exposed areas.

Whether you’re a fan or a player, please take sun protection seriously throughout the football season. Keep safe so you can play hard.

SolRx WaterBlock®: The Preferred Sport Sunscreen of Triathletes

Triathlete Sport Sunscreen

Photo Courtesy of BetterTriathlete.com

Why Do Triathletes Love SolRx Sport Sunscreen?

SolRx is proud to say that it’s a brand preferred by sports and surf enthusiasts around the world, especially amongst triathletes. Why do triathletes love our product so much? It’s a result of our broad-spectrum, water resistant formulation that doesn’t block pores – which assists in increasing endurance.

SolRx Resists Sweat and Water

One of the reasons SolRx is preferred by triathletes is that our WaterBlock sunscreens are so good at resisting water, including sweat. In fact, AMA Labs developed a tough test to gauge SolRx’s effectiveness despite 8 hours immersed in water – and this test later became an industry standard. The result: SolRx sunscreens work at a nearly full SPF rating over that period of time underwater. They won’t sweat off into your eyes, irritating them, or wash away. Thus, SolRx’s patented WaterBlock system is effective in keeping the sun from damaging skin despite water, ice, snow, and sweat.

SolRx Protects from Sunburn

UVA rays cause aging and cell damage, while UVB rays lead to burning and even blistering. But in addition to causing long-term damage to your skin, sunburn can be painful and distracting. Even a slight amount of sunburn means that your body has to compensate and use up energy to fight the damage. This, in turn, negatively impacts endurance.

In addition, enflamed skin can lead to faster dehydration. SolRx’s sunscreens, simply because they’re so good at what they’re designed to do: help triathletes feel their best and perform their best, whether they’re training for their first event or doing an Ironman.

SolRx Lets Your Skin Breathe

SolRx sunscreens are non-comedogenic, oil-free, and paraben-free. This means our sport sunscreens don’t feel sticky when they’re applied and protect the skin without clogging pores. More importantly, they don’t clog your pores. Clogged pores don’t allow your skin to “breathe” properly – skin is less effective at removing toxins, sweat and oil, and at absorbing moisture it needs. This leads to the very real possibility that you might overheat, especially when participating in high-energy physical activities. SolRx formulas help break down the excess oils on your skin without stripping your skin cells of the necessary moisture and nutrients they need to keep your body in peak condition.

The fact is, SolRx is preferred by triathletes and coaches because its protective yet breathable qualities lead to more endurance, better performance, and safer conditions for your body and mind. If you’re a competitive athlete or just a for-fun weekend warrior, give yourself an edge with SolRx sport sunscreen!