Just in time for summer, the San Diego Yacht Club has a new partnership with sunscreen brand Bare Republic to encourage sun safety on and off the water. Perfect for active individuals, Bare Republic makes lightweight sunscreens that are non-whitening and non-greasy for both your face and your body. Their sunscreens are naturally scented, broad spectrum, and are great for both adults and children. Our favorite part is that Bare Republic is local to San Diego and is extremely eco-friendly.
Sun care is an integral part of being a sailor, especially in San Diego, a city known for its incredibly sunny weather. Since sailors spend a lot of time outside with sunlight reflecting off of the water and white fiberglass decks, it is very common that sailors can develop skin damage and possibly skin cancer overtime. To reduce these odds, sailors can protect themselves by using Bare Republic’s sunscreens which are water-resistant (in case you capsize!) and they are Oxybenzone-free (not harmful to reefs).
May is Melanoma Awareness Month and Bare Republic is an advocate of melanoma research and education. Every May, communities and cancer organizations come together to spread the word about preventing or detecting skin cancer and to urge people to take action, both at home and in the community. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, but the good news is that it can almost always be cured if it’s detected and treated early.
SDYC asked Bare Republic the top three things that sailors should do to protect themselves from the sun. Here are their recommendations:
- Wear sunscreen on a daily basis! UV rays can penetrate windows so protect yourself even when indoors.
- Reapply every 2 hours or after towel drying
- Get your skin checked for sun spots / damage regularly
Look out for Bare Republic sunscreens in the SDYC Ship Store starting this summer! Or sail fast at Yachting Cup where class winners will receive special Bare Republic prizes at Sunday’s Award Ceremony.