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Step 3: Choose the Right Sunscreens

FITNESS tested the latest formulas during sweat-dripping runs, high-noon weddings, and daylong barbecues to bring you these best buys.

Best For: Extra Protection
Supergoop! SPF 30 Bug-Away Spray ($16, supergoop.com) has lemongrass to fend off pests and UV-fighting Parsol 1789 to keep skin safe.

Best For: Working Out
Neutrogena Ultimate Sport Sunblock Spray SPF 70+ ($9.99, drugstores) creates a netting-like layer that binds Helioplex, a UVA-shielding ingredient, as well as UVB filters, to sweaty skin.

Best For: Faces
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 ($27.50, cvs.com) feels like a light serum. The quick-dry SPF 60 formula leaves skin silky within seconds.

Best For: Bodies
Rite Aid Rx Suncare Advanced Protection SPF 30 ($8.49, riteaidonlinestore.com) hydrates skin and provides complete UV protection.

Best For: Small Spots
Clinique SPF 45 Targeted Protection Stick ($17.50, clinique.com) is ideal for ears, noses, and lips, which absorb the brunt of UV rays. Plus, it stores easily in your purse.

Makeup Multitaskers

Top your SPF with these UV-shielding cosmetics.

  • Clarins Instant Light Bronzing Powder SPF 15 ($36, department stores). Swipe it over your forehead, nose and cheekbones for a glow.
  • Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Quad in Moonlit Violet ($9.99, drugstores). It's the first powder eye-shadow kit with SPF 15.
  • Jane Iredale Powder-Me SPF ($44, janeiredaledirect.com). Natural titanium dioxide gives this mineral face powder SPF 30 power.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2009.

 

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