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|| News Item: Posted 2011-04-08

Boys Of Summer - Avoid the Burn
Remember To Bring The Sunscreen

By Matt Brown

Photo by Matt Brown

Photo by Matt Brown
It's that time of the year for sports photographers. Baseball is now upon us. That means Vin Scully voice will be heard till September, Bran Mangin will be coming out of his hibernation and we all will be spending hours and hours in the hot baking sun.

From California to Texas and New York we all will have to deal with the sun. The best way thing we can do is put on sunscreen. Don’t let yourself get burned by the sun all summer long.

We spend hours cooking in a photo well that get up 100 degrees at times. Put on the sunscreen even on cloudy days. Wearing a hat will help as well.

Sunscreen, also commonly known as sun block, sun lotion or sun cream, is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin exposed to sunlight and thus helps protect against sunburn. Skin lightening products have sunscreen to protect lightened skin because light skin is more susceptible to sun damage than darker skin.

I make sure to buy new sunscreen and have one in the car, one at the house and one in my camera roller for those extra inning games.

If you are looking for a non-toxic sunscreen be sure to read your labels, it is best to find one that protects sensitive skin with natural minerals zinc and titanium (no harmful nano-particles). A milky texture creates a protective layer with no harsh chemicals and minimal white residue. Fortified with organic green tea extract to prevent sun-damage.

Photo by Matt Brown

Photo by Matt Brown
Organic sesame, safflower and avocado oils to moisturize and nourish the skin. Beeswax and organic shea butter increase water resistance and sun protection without the use of petroleum or chemicals.

My wife Antoinette likes Episencial's Sunscreen it has all of these things listed above, plus it is affordable and it really works.

Matt Brown is a freelance photographer based in Southern California. He is the co-director of the Sports Shooter Academy workshops. You can see samples of his work at his Sports Shooter member page:
and at his personal website:

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