Six Ultimate Endurance Sunscreens

This piece first appeared in the June 2011 issue of Competitor Magazine.

The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit whose mission is to protect consumers from toxic chemicals found in everyday products, publishes a database ranking 1,400 sun protective products. EWG advises:

• Sunburns are late warnings of overexposure.

• Don’t rely on sunscreen as your sole defense against the sun.

• Use lower SPF products and apply more frequently.

• Avoid oxybenzone, a chemical that can contaminate the body.

• Government data reveals that tumors and lesions can develop faster on skin coated with vitamin A.


Check out these six excellent sunscreen options for endurance athletes in the photo gallery below. Photos by Scott Draper/Competitor.

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