You don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy sport. But you do need the right kit. So whether you are a keen runner, like a game of tennis or just enjoy a knock-about in the park make sure you are packing these skincare essentials, hand-picked for sporty types by N&J Grooming & Lifestyle Editor Lee Kynaston.
Skin Care essentials for every sportsman.
Tennis legend Pat Cash and Spanish player Felix Mantilla are just two sportsmen who’ve suffered from skin cancer after prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays whilst playing. But even an accidental dose of sunburn while you’re outdoors can double your chances of developing skin cancer so always make sure you’re factored up.
This high protection spray is perfect for sport as it’s non-greasy, enables you to reach tricky bits without assistance and offers a whopping sun protection factor of 50.
Showers might be the perfect way to refresh after a run, work-out or hockey match but when it comes to soothing aching muscles nothing hits the spot like a long hot soak. This thermal soak is the perfect antidote to aches, pains and muscle stiffness and unlike many other soaks doesn’t smell medicinal but is warm and woody instead.
BURT’S BEES MUSCLE BALM
We all overdo things occasionally but luckily mother nature has provided us with the perfect remedy for sore muscles - our hands. All you need then is a warming muscle balm to help things along a bit. This all-natural one contains invigorating Menthol, Eucalyptus, Corn Mint and Clove Oils to revive muscles after sport or work-outs and can be used before you hit the pitch/court/treadmill too to loosen stiff muscles. A sports bag must-have.
You don’t have to have run a marathon to suffer from tired feet but whatever the cause of your aching plates this rich balm is the perfect remedy. Not only will the zesty Chinese mint it contains instantly refresh tired feet, the nourishing balm with help smooth skin, hydrate dry patches and repair small cracks too.
ANTHONY LOGISTICS INSIDE ENERGY
The ultimate internal energy boost, this power-packed supplement contains a raft of fatigue-fighting nutrients, from antioxidants Resveratrol and Coenzyme Q10 and B Vitamins to aid the conversion of fat, protein and carbohydrate conversion into energy to Green Coffee Bean Extract to maintain stamina.
If you’re an avid follower of fragrance you may have noticed that this year has seen an especially large number of “sport” versions hit the market. Generally fresher and spicier than their counterparts they’re designed to give a sense of energy and vitality.
If you’re looking for a fragrance that has all these qualities but is a little more exclusive try this one from Commes des Garcons. Bursting with sparkling citrus notes, along with an aromatic rosemary one, it’s the perfect fragrance après sport when you want to smell clean and fresh.