5 Sunscreen Options For Triathletes

Protect your skin during outdoor workouts.

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Protect your skin during outdoor workouts.

Raw Elements Eco Stick 30+

Best for: Face, sensitive skin

Made with all natural ingredients, such as organic green tea, hemp seed oil and mango butter, this small sunscreen stick packs a whopping 22.75 percent zinc oxide to protect especially sensitive areas, like your nose and ears. It has a waxy feel, but it stays in place and can even be applied to wet skin. $16 for 0.6 ounces, Rawelementsusa.com

Coppertone Sport AccuSpray Sunscreen SPF 30

Best for: Solo workouts

When you don’t have a friend to help, the spray nozzle, which can be adjusted for narrow and wide coverage, makes it easy to apply without getting your hands greasy. The feel is light, and the travel-size spray fits in a jersey pocket. $10 for 6 ounces, Walmart.com

Zealios Sun Barrier SPF 45

Best for: Fair skin

Zinc oxide (8 percent), known to be one of the best ingredients to physically block the sun’s rays, makes this sunscreen ideal for those in need of super shielding sun protection. It blends into skin well—no white, chalky residue—and has a lightweight feel. $15 for 3 ounces, Teamzealios.com

Endurance Shield High Performance Sunscreen

Best for: Dry skin

Strong UV protection combines with a silky feel in this SPF 45 sunscreen, which was developed by professional triathletes. It contains natural ingredients such as aloe vera, cucumber extract and grape seed extract—which lend to the fresh scent, even mid-sweat session. $13 for 2 ounces, Enduranceshield.com

Bull Frog Water Armor Sport Quik Spray Sunscreen SPF 50

Best for: On the go

This quick-drying spray sunscreen is perfect for fast, mess-free reapplication in T2. With an alcohol base, the feel on the skin is hardly noticeable, though it has a stronger scent. This sunscreen protects well during long, sweaty workouts. $11 for 4.7 ounces, Walmart.com

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