It's that time of year again, the national past time of baseball is upon us. In days gone by, baseball players were seen as ruffians; thick mustaches and beards and almost no regard for their body's were common traits among them. Why would they care, back then they were playing for a public that focused less on looks and they were being shown on grainy television sets- not HD televisions that could broadcast their flaws around the world. Yes, times have changed now, a baseball player is supposed to perform on the field and look good off the field to court both potential suitors and sponsors. So it's no surprise that all of a sudden they're looking a bit more trimmed and well managed. Here are five products that they might want to consider to keep their appearance up to par.
Pangea Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit & Sweet Orange Lip Blam
- First, we must confess that here at TIA, we adore Pangea. They're products are truly made with an emphasis on both protecting and preserving our bodies and the planet. With that being said, Jimmy was a big fan of their lip balm. He noted "Pangea Egyptian Fennel with Grapefruit & Sweet Orange Lip Balm is chock-full of essential oils that keep your lips super hydrated and soothed," oils like hemp seed, sunflower seed, and pink grapefruit, will keep lips moist. This is important because baseball players can be playing in bitter cold Boston one month and under the hot Texas sun another- a formula for super chapped lips
. Also, it helps in keeping lips looking good for the post game interviews and for players like Derek Jeter who's engaged to Minka Kelly, you'll need soft lips.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser-
Baseball players put their faces through hell. They'll be sweating under the sun, then diving through a grassy field, kicking up grass and dirt in their faces, and then some even wear thick face paint
under their eyes to deal with the suns glare. To help clean that up, we recommend the exfoliate foaming cleanser from Suki. You'll be able to clean out pores with sugar as an exfoliator and there's even algae to help with collagen production. And baseball players will see a nice foaming effect, writer Claire said "What I like about this cleanser is that it really does foam. Now I know you don’t need foam to get a good cleanse, but I’ve been conditioned to think so. And so I like seeing how Suki’s cleanser foams up all white and creamy. It makes me feel like something’s really going on." I'm sure players will also enjoy the lemon-ish scent that pours out of the jar.
Suntegrity All Natural Moisturizing Face Protection SPF30
($45 in the TIA shop
)- Baseball players need protection from the sun, and a lot of it. They can cover their arms but their faces are often exposed. With a game being three hours long and the middle of the season being played out in June, July, and August, they need a good sunscreen
. Enter Suntegrity. Marta was a supporter, noting "The nicest thing about applying Suntegrity All Natural Moisturizing Face Protection SPF30 is that you get to think about some of the good things it is adding to your skin. Top of that list is, of course, astaxanthin, a dark red cartenoid pigment that is present, amongst other things, in salmon. A radical scavenger, analysis have shown that astaxanthin is also an efficient absorber of specific ultraviolet sunlight rays that may contribute to skin aging and cancer. It gets an antioxidant boost from red algae and pomegranate." They'll be able to keep their faces moisturized and protected with Suntegrity
($150 in the TIA shop
): There are 162 games in a baseball season. In that time, players have to play the game, practice, workout, pack up and head from city to city, all while trying to get a good night's rest. It's not easy to do, especially if you just had a bad loss that might keep you tossing and turning in bed. You can bet players will be missing sleep which is why they should use You Best Face Correct. This will help reduce dark circles
, tone down puffiness
, and Marta even noted that it helped to make a noticeable wrinkle less noticeable.
Naturopathica Arnica Muscle Gel:
Don't forget that these guys are going to need a proper muscle rub after workouts/games to get them ready for the next one, which is why Naturopathica Arnica Muscle Gel might be a good solution. It comes with arnica montana flower extract
which has been traditionally used as a homeopathic treatment for muscle soreness, bruises, sprain, aches and works as a great anti-inflammatory- all things you'll be feeling post game. This muscle gel will keep them aching less, while still being able to moisturize their bodies.