Skip to content


Whether in summer or all year round, surfers are among the people most exposed to the sun's rays. It's important to understand that water reflects between 10% and 30% of UV radiation, while sand reflects between 5% and 25%. Without effective protection such as sunscreen, you'll quickly expose yourself to sunburn and, in the long term, to the risk of skin cancer and premature aging. An awareness that should encourage you to take good care of your skin when enjoying the sun.

For surfers who spend long hours in the water, exposure to UV rays is significant. Fortunately, there are three solutions for maximum protection:

1. Opt for appropriate clothing, such as a neoprene or lycra wetsuit, to cover a large part of your body and protect it.


lycra uV protection men and women saint jacques wetsuits


2. Wear headgear such as a cap to provide maximum protection for your head and face.

surf cap protection uv men and women saint jacques wetsuits


3. Apply sunscreen (this is a MANDATORY step) to areas not protected by your outfit, such as your face, feet and hands. Pay particular attention to your face, using a suitable product.


The importance of choosing an organic sunscreen

You can find a wide range of sun creams, of all brands. However, as a board sports enthusiast, it's crucial to understand the impact these products have on our environment.

Your choice of sunscreen plays a major role in your impact on the environment, as so-called "classic" sunscreens dump over 25,000 tonnes of active chemicals into our oceans.

Fortunately, some brands have taken the eco-responsibility turn by developing suncare ranges that are healthier for you and the planet. Among them, Jeewin stands out as the first cosmetics brand dedicated to sport. Their sunscreen, like the rest of their range, is eco-designed and offers optimal performance without harming the oceans.


Their composition

Unlike "classic" sunscreens, which contain chemical filters, thickeners, preservatives, etc., organic sunscreens are made from zinc and titanium mineral filters. They favor the use of vitamin E, glycerine, vegetable oils and/or essential oils.

Note that brands awarded the "organic" label offer sunscreens made with at least 95% organically grown ingredients.

Their efficiency

If you go organic, you'll be just as well protected! Sun protection indices are subject to very strict European standards: whether you opt for an organic or conventional cream, their effectiveness will be the same.

By opting for an organic sun cream, you protect your skin while preserving the beauty of the oceans and the natural world around us. A responsible and conscious approach that helps preserve our environment for future generations. And make sure your skin is protected by wearing a lycra suit to block UV rays.

lycra protection UV men and women saint jacques wetsuits


Older Post Newer Post


There are no comments yet. Be the first one to post one!

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published.