Sun protection is vital for people who enjoy water sports. You’re in the sun, on and in the water, having a great time, but there’s no escaping the fact that you’re exposing yourself to the sun’s damaging UV rays for long periods of time. Water reflects and intensifies sunlight and UV rays penetrates water for several meters, so you should still take care and ensure you are protecting your skin, even when it’s cloudy.
A good quality, water-resistant sunscreen is vital for water sports, whether you are on the water kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding or windsurfing, or in the water enjoying diving, snorkelling or swimming.
The main base for many of the more traditional sun lotions and creams available today are oils and emulsifiers; these ingredients are used to encapsulate the UV filters which, when applied to the skin, tend to leave behind a greasy residue, especially with a high factor protection. The higher the SPF, the more UV filters in the formula, and this often makes them sticky and uncomfortable to apply and wear. Also, oils and emulsifiers break down in water and, therefore, the lotion must be re-applied frequently, particularly after swimming.
Techniblock is different. UV filters are encapsulated in an ethanol-based spray that evaporates on contact to leave a transparent but effective and very water-resistant UV barrier. Even while swimming, Techniblock keeps on working to protect so you can enjoy the water for longer, safe in the knowledge that the powerful, modern formula will keep you sunburn-free.
Techniblock SPF 50 Wet & Dry is particularly suitable for sailing because it can be applied to wet or dry skin for maximum protection at all times and our SPF 50+ sunscreen offers very high protection for 8+ hours, even in the harshest of environments.
It won’t run in to eyes and sting and sand won’t stick to it. The spray formula works at any angle, which allows for easy application and protection is instant.
Techniblock has teamed up with RS Sailing in support of the upcoming RS Games due to be held in Weymouth in August and there will be an opportunity for competitors and visitors to sample the Techniblock suncare range throughout the Games. Visit the pop-up shop in the Sailor’s Hub and enjoy discounted prices or order online at www.techniblock.co.uk and enjoy 10% off your first order with the discount code RSGAMES.