We spend a lot of time outside, and the reality is that we’re often more fastidious about taking care of our bikes and boards than we are our skin. Whether or not you’ve felt the need to cover up in the past, here’s a news flash: even if you don’t burn, you should be doing something to block the UV rays from permeating your dermis. There are sunscreen options for whatever type of protection you need, and we’ve narrowed down some of the best-performing options for daily use, weekend adventures or reenacting seminal Baywatch scenes. Almost everything here is SPF 30, 50 or more — because, like hiking above treeline or swimming in open water, there is safety in numbers.

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