It's one thing to apply a coat of sunscreen and chill on the beach for a couple hours; it's quite another to play a competitive beach volleyball game in the beaming sun. If you're a fan of summertime sports, you know you've got to step up your sunscreen game! Since your time is better spent thinking about your strategy than perusing the sunscreen aisle at your local drugstore, allow us to step in. Whether you're looking for a sheer mist you can apply for touch-ups or a thicker lotion for your first application, these top-performing sprays and lotions cover everything you need. Water-resistant and sweat-proof with a wide range of SPF levels, it's time to get out there, just do it and sweat!
July 17, 2015
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Shiseido Wetforce Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+
Ready for a smart idea? This innovative product becomes more effective when it mixes with water, using something called WetForce technology – just be sure to re-apply after you dry off with your towel.
Badger Broad Spectrum Sport Sunscreen, SPF 35
Your entire family will dig this totally natural sunscreen decorated with a badger riding a surfboard, because why not? It's made from recycled materials and will keep you covered for 40 minutes as you horse around in the body of water of your choice.
Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist With Vitamin C Broad Spectrum SPF 50
We know this shouldn't be the deciding factor, but the cute design of this spray certainly doesn't hurt anything. Your selling point may be the addition of Vitamin C, which instantly refines your skin's texture.
Banana Boat Sunscreen Sport Performance Broad Spectrum Sun Care Sunscreen Lotion
We're assuming you've been aboard the banana boat before, and with good reason. These drugstore favorites will always be kicking around – they work and they're inexpensive. Sold!
Blue Lizard Sensitive Sunscreen
First of all, props for the fun name. Who doesn't want to say "Hey, can you put some blue lizard all over my back?" Secondly, this stuff is great for sensitive skin, is dermatologist recommended, and the technology on the bottle turns it blue when harmful UV rays are present. Pass the Blue Lizard, please.
EltaMD SPF 50 UV Sport Water-Resistant Sunscreen
Imagine losing a game and then having to suffer through a sunburn the next day. Sounds pretty crappy, huh? Your performance is up to you, but we will say that this water-resistant, non-greasy lotion won't let you burn.
Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense Active Use Broad-Spectrum UVA/UVB Sunscreen Lotion
When you're really looking to sweat it out, grab a soccer ball, head to the beach and coat yourself in this sweat-proof 'screen that's specifically formulated to have your back (and face, legs, and stomach) while you get in on all the action.
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