Monday, June 29, 2015

The Best Sunscreen for An Active Lifestyle

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As an avid runner and resident of the sunshine state, I can appreciate products that help keep me cool and protect my skin from the harsh, damaging rays of the sun. I am always on the lookout for a sunscreen that will stay put in the sweaty summer months, but also won’t clog my pores. I recently picked up some new sunscreen on a beach trip, and it quickly became a staple in my sun care routine.

Banana Boat Sport Performance CoolZone Spray is a light aerosol that promises a refreshing scent that cools on contact. It also promises broad spectrum SPF 30 and eighty minutes of continuous wear. When it comes to delivering on all of these promises, Banana Boat certainly does not disappoint. I love a sunscreen that is easy to apply and makes my skin feel silky smooth. It is a clear mist formula that dries quickly and makes reapplication a breeze. This is now my go-to sunscreen for hot beach days, long runs, or any prolonged time outdoors. 

I like to start with the Neutrogena Clear Face Sunblock on my face (click here for a more detailed review on that), before applying the Banana Boat spray. Aerosol sunscreen should never be sprayed directly onto the face, and I like to layer on a lotion designed for oily skin first. When I am out in the sun and I need to reapply, I’ll spray the Banana Boat into my hands and apply to my face with my fingers.

I recommend applying the sunscreen and giving it a little time to dry before putting on any clothing. Some ingredients can damage bathing suit fabrics and clothing materials. It dries very quickly, so I never have an excuse to skip spraying it on before heading out for a morning run, or tossing it into my beach bag for a day in the sun.

This formula gets my vote for favorite aerosol sunscreen for active days outdoors. With its broadband SPF 30 protection, I feel confident that my skin will be kept healthy and happy in the sun! 

Now that I've shared my favorite sunscreen, I'd love to hear about yours in the comments!

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Jackie Gill | Beauty Bartender

Jackie is an aspiring blogger living in the sunshine state. In addition to a career in the health and fitness industry, she has started a lifestyle blog, Fresh Fit Florida, to help inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle. When she's not logging lots of miles training for her first full marathon, you can find Jackie enjoying the beautiful Florida weather, shopping for new beauty products, and spending time with her husband and puppy Macy.


  1. Well, I will have to try that Banana Boat sunscreen. I always spray aerosols directly on my face! With my eyes closed of course. I have no issues with that. And not breathing for those few seconds ;) :)

    1. You'll have to let me know if you try it!

  2. Summer time is that time while we can flaunt freely and dress-up like whatever we want to. But the thing we need keep in mind is proper skin care routine to be followed. Appropriate sunscreen, hair removal cream, daily skin cream could be added into this.
    Dermology hair removal cream :)

  3. To me sunscreen is life of my skin. I never go for outing without sunscreen. I have really feel the difference when I am not wearing the sunscreen.

    melissa@revitol anti aging moisturizing cream


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