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Six Ultimate Endurance Sunscreens

  • By Sabrina Grotewold
  • Published Jul. 5, 2011
  • Updated May. 23, 2012 at 1:56 PM UTC

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.

Source: ewg.org

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

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Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold

Sabrina Grotewold is runner and editor based in southern California. Christened the Kitchen MacGyver by her husband, she’s determined to persuade people to eat their veggies.

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