Running in the sunshine is an amazing feeling! But let’s face it, sunburn, premature ageing, and skin damage are not ideal!
We all know we should be wearing sunscreen, even on cloudy days. But is it an essential part of your running kit? If not, why not? We spend hours picking out a new pair or running shoes, but most of us are guilty of not spending too long thinking about sun protection.
So, what should we be looking for when selecting a running sunscreen? Well, firstly a ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or higher is essential. While our body produces sweat to keep us cool, it can take our sunscreen with it, so selecting a formula with sweat-proof capabilities is pretty handy.
Here are our top 5 recommended sunscreens that are perfect for all you sweat enthusiasts out there!
Don’t let the sun hold you back, protect your skin and keep on running with confidence.
1. La Roche Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Invisible Fluid, £19.90
We’re huge fans of iconic French brand La Roche-Posay. Their sweat-resistant formula creates a moisturising layer that won’t leave your eyes stinging. Plus, it’s tailored specifically for sensitive skin and offers very high protection with SPF 50+ and broad-spectrum coverage. Even better, it’s water, sweat, and sand resistant, so you can enjoy your time outside without worrying about your sunscreen washing away.
2. Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF50 £20
Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with sunflower extracts is an all-over face and body formula that offers broad spectrum protection without any chalky white cast or residual oiliness. Completely invisible, water and sweat-resistant, lightweight, fast-absorbing and deliciously scented (phewf!), there’s nothing not to love about this breakthrough see-through formula. Enriched with skin nourishing extracts to optimise health and resilience, this gel-textured lotion applies seamlessly to protect and replenish your skin, top-to-toe.
3. Dermalogica, Protection 50 Sport SPF50, £39
We love this Dermalogia sun protection treatment that provides broad spectrum defence for both face and body and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. With its sheer formula, it helps protect against skin damage caused by UV light and its use of Oleosome microspheres helps boost SPF performance and prevent moisture loss due to prolonged exposure to daylight. Plus, its lightweight formula helps neutralise damage and keep skin moisturised without leaving a greasy feeling. Noting not to love!
4. Skinnies Conquer SPF50+, £39.95
Get ready to conquer the sun with Skinnies Conquer SPF50+ – the ultimate sun protection solution created by a New Zealand-based husband and wife duo who know a thing or two about keeping skin safe from the harmful rays of the sun. Originally designed for surfers, this long-standing waterproof formula is a game-changer that won’t budge or sting your eyes, ensuring you can enjoy your outdoor activities without any worries.
5. Ultrasun Transparent Sun Protection Sports Gel SPF30, £32
Protect your skin with Ultrasun Transparent Sun Protection Sports Gel SPF30; a water-resistant sun cream specially developed for people with active lifestyles. The antioxidant-rich formula glides on, absorbs quickly and without leaving you feeling greasy or sticky. Developed with broad spectrum SPF30, the effective sun protection gel shields skin from UVA and UVB damage during all your outdoor pursuits!
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N.B. Glorious is not affiliated with any of these products and doesn’t receive any monetary gain from featuring them – we just like them!