Starc Contrast, Fast Bowler Hits Moonburn For Six
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc is the latest high profile personality to start wearing sunscreen at night to protect against ‘Moonburn’.
Mitchell Starc Taking No Chances With Moonburn
Not for the first time, Starc was again seen donning the sunscreen at night during yesterday’s day / night match against India at the Adelaide Oval. Despite not batting or being out in the sun at all during the day, he took the field for the night time bowling session wearing protective moonscreen.
Starc says that he’s taking no chances when it comes to looking after his skin, saying “We all know the dangers of Sunburn and the moon is basically just reflecting those same rays back at us, people think they’re safe because it’s dark but I’m not convinced.”.
Starc told The Squeeze that he uses a specially formulated SPF 400+ sun and moon screen which is impenetrable by either celestial object. “It’s like the paint you use on your roof, but it’s still water based so it comes off in the shower.”
Moonburn awareness advocate, Lionel Burman says it’s not just the moon, but also the ‘big lights’ at stadiums such as the Adelaide Oval that pose a potentially deadly health risk. He cited the New South Wales government decision to ban the use of tanning salons and has called for a ban on ‘big lights’ too. “What you get with a stadium lit up like that is just a big tanning salon, I applaud Starc’s decision to protect himself against not only the moon but also the giant tanning lights ” he said.
Questioned on why he only wears the protective screen across his nose and cheeks, Starc revealed, “I’d wear it over my whole body if I could, but that might look a bit silly”.