6 Best Sunscreens For Men

We’ve rounded-up the best sunscreens for men from SPF 15 to SPF 100
We’ve rounded-up the best sunscreens for men from SPF 15 to SPF 100

Guess what time it is? Summertime! Whether you plan to spend the day on a patio with a cold beer or work up a sweat outdoors slather, spray or stick on the all-important sunscreen to shield your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

The Canadian Cancer Society advises that you should use sunscreen which “offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays (usually labelled ‘broad spectrum’).” At minimum, you should wear a sunscreen with SPF 15 and if “you work outside or plan to be outside for most of the day” opt for SPF 30. We’ve rounded-up the best sunscreens for men from SPF 15 to SPF 100 – yes there is such a thing – all readily available at your local drugstore.

Aveeno HYDRATE™ Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45, $18.99

Aveeno is a brand long recommended by doctors and dermatologists for using natural ingredients in its products to promote healthy skin. It’s HYDRATE Sunscreen Lotion provides effective broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, as well as makes sure you skin remains hydrated all day. Plus, this sunscreen is formulated to be waterproof, sweat proof, oil-free and can also be used on your face and body.

Banana Boat® Sport Performance® SPF 100 Sunscreen Lotion, $15.59     

Hit the beach volleyball court this summer without worrying that your back and shoulders will look like a cooked lobster. Banana Boat has a loyal following of athletic focused-customers who like to work hard and play ever harder. The company’s Sport Performance Sunscreen Lotion is lightweight, non-greasy, absorbs quickly, is water and sweat resistant, and contains SPF 100 which is the company’s highest SPF coverage.

Coppertone Oil Free Clear Continuous Spray Sunscreens, $12.49-$13.00

Summertime means good weather and long hours of mowing your front and backyard. When you’re steps away from your home it’s easy to forget to protect your skin from the sun. For a grab, apply and go option pick-up Coppertone’s Oil Free Clear Continuous Spray Sunscreen. It shields against broad-spectrum rays and its spray-on function allows for continuous application from head to toe and in those hard to reach places. Available in SPF 50 and 60.

Kiss My Face Cool Sport Spray™ – SPF 50, $16.99

Runners start your engines! You want to protect your skin as you pound the pavement. Whether you’re running for fun, training for a marathon or actually (gulp!) running that challenging 42km run you’ll want to apply Kiss My Face’s Cool Sport Spray to your skin. This sport-performance sunscreen combines a blend of Antioxidant Defenders™ (chamomile, vitamins C and E), aloe and cucumber to hydrate and cool your skin, as well as protect yourself from the sun. Plus, it contains no parabens or phthalates, uses gluten free ingredients and is vegan friendly!

Neutrogena® WET SKIN® Sunscreen Sprays, $18.99

Is the temperature above 25°C? Yup! Then it’s time to jump into the closest body of water to relax and cool off. From the pool to the beach, you’ll want to make sure you’re sunscreen is H2O resistant. Neutrogena has a sunscreen line called WET SKIN aimed at two-legged sea creatures like yourself. The spray is specially designed to be applied directly to wet or sweaty skin, as well as to dry skin, cutting through water and forming a protective layer against broad-spectrum UVA and UVB rays. Available in SPF 30 and 60.

Ombrelle Lotion SPF 15, $17.99

For a sunscreen that moisturizes and provides day-to-day protection, from the house to the office, grab and slather on Ombrelle’s Lotion with SPF 15. Recommended by dermatologists, it’s a non-greasy and fast absorbing formula which contains vitamin E, an antioxidant, and protects against broad spectrum rays.

Kimberly Lyn

Kimberly Lyn is a freelance writer based in Toronto. Her worked has appeared on StyleList Canada, 29 Secrets and GlobalNews.ca. She is also founder of the highly successful fashion blog The Souls of My Shoes, where she provides insights and thoughts on this world with a concentration on footwear. Find her at www.thesoulsofmyshoes.com and on Twitter @kimberly_lyn.

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