The Best Sweat-Proof Sunscreens for Outdoor Workouts

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As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, one of the things we’re most looking forward to is working out outside. There’s a time and a place for gym sessions, but exercising in the great outdoors allows us to enjoy the added benefits of fresh air and sunshine. That said, even on chilly days it’s important to protect skin from the sun’s rays. Not all sunscreens are created equal when it comes to sweat, but there are a few we trust to keep our skin safe during even the sweatiest outdoor workouts. Read on for our top picks.

Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion

This sweat-and-water-proof sunscreen provides broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection for up to 80 minutes. Its lightweight formula is anything but greasy and contains sunflower and rosemary leaf to nourish skin and help prevent acne. It’s also reef-friendly, so it’s a great option if your workout plans include swimming in the ocean.

Coola Classic Sunscreen in Peach Blossom

For those who prefer a bit more protection, we love Coola Classic Body Sunscreen in SPF 70. It’s made with organic ingredients including antioxidant-rich essential oils and peach flower extract to keep skin smelling fresh and clean.

Blue Lizard Sport Sunscreen

Australian sunscreen brand Blue Lizard’s Sport Mineral Spray is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin, yet strong enough to protect it from sunburns. It absorbs quickly, dries clear, and stays resistant to water and sweat for up to 80 minutes.