If you’re going to be swimming, sweating, or just outdoors for an extended period of time, you need to make sure you're wearing the right sunscreen — mainly, one that's going to repel water and sweat. The best waterproof sunscreens provide broad-spectrum sun protection with an SPF of at least 30, and are water resistant up to 80 minutes, because, funnily enough, truly waterproof sunscreens don't exist. All of them will wash off after extended periods of swimming, sweating, or vigorous towel drying, or lose their efficacy throughout the day. That's why the FDA doesn't allow brands to label their sunscreens waterproof. However, brands can use the term water resistant if they've undergone testing that proves their sunscreens are effective while users are sweating or swimming. Note that all sunscreens, even water-resistant ones, need to be reapplied about every two hours when you're outdoors.
Whether you prefer a lotion, a stick, or a spray, scroll on to shop eight of the best water resistant sunscreens on the market right now.
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