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“Be Like Me” – Rafael Nadal Endorses Skincare Product

Published 05/12/2020, 11:56 AM EDT

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Rafael Nadal is certainly one of the most active tennis stars on tour. Even in that category of unrelenting hard workers, he might be among the top 5. This is especially true, considering Rafa is a clay-court specialist where long rallies are the norm. Playing under the scorching sun, slogging it out for 30-40 shots is no mean feat. It can also have adverse effects on your skin in the long run.

The current times require athletes to look perfect so that they can feature in commercials for their brands. However, it seems like Nadal has his solution all figured out.

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How does Rafael Nadal battle the sun on the court? 

The Rafa Nadal Academy has uploaded a video of the Spaniard advertising a brand called Heliocare. This product, developed by Cantabria Labs, produces both oral pills and sunscreen lotions to help take care of your skin after tough athletic activities. As is seen in the video, Rafa explains why it’s so important for him. His skin takes a lot of damage due to hours of playing in the sun.

Nadal had signed on as the brand ambassador for the company back in May 2019. The agreement also included the Rafa Nadal Academy and the Rafa Nadal Foundation. This is what the company had said about signing Nadal –

“For Cantabria Labs to be able to count on Rafa as an ambassador for healthy sun exposure and outdoor lifestyle, and the importance of skincare, is a great opportunity. We want people to help increase awareness, like Rafa, of the importance of knowing the harmful effects of the sun, how dermatologists as experts can help you take proper care of your skin and the role of pharmacists in providing the necessary advice for 360º oral and topical sun protection”, said Juan Matji, President of the pharmaceutical laboratory.

Rafael Nadal opens up on the partnership

Nadal too sounded very hopeful about the prospects of the partnership.


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“Because of my sporting activity, I know I have exposed my skin to sun damage as I didn’t always follow good sun protection habits, but I think it’s never too late to do things better and both dermatologists and Cantabria Labs with HELIOCARE are the ones who I believe can help me improve my habits and transmit to others these best practices to prevent and repair sun damage” commented Rafa Nadal on signing the agreement.


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“360º sun protection with both oral capsules and topical sunscreen are ideal for me with my lifestyle. I already used sunscreen, but with sweating, not reapplying, and the length of the matches, I now know it wasn’t enough”, added the player.

As long as we get to see Rafael Nadal for added hours on the court, we aren’t complaining. It’s difficult to deny that he is one of the most good looking tennis players. The fans might finally know the secret.



Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.