Reapply, Reapply, Reapply, SunBum SPF50 Original Sunscreen

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Anytime I think of sunscreen or going out in the sun, I hear my very pale mother’s voice, “Reapply, REapply, REAPPLY.” These words governed our childhood in east Texas, where the sun is brutal, especially in the summer, and sunscreen is a must anytime you step outside. As an adult, I still burn the first few times I am outdoors all day in the summer, no matter what I do and how much I heed my mother’s advice. Regardless, I arm myself with sunscreen every time I’m outdoors to protect my skin and my tattoos. I have a full sleeve on one arm, a mostly filled torso, and an almost full sleeve on the other arm—meaning I’ve invested a lot of money into my art, and it’s important to me to protect it. My favorite and normal go-to sunscreen is SunBum SPF50 Original Sunscreen Lotion. This product offers exceptional protection, easy application, and nourishing ingredients for healthy skin.

SunBum SPF50 Original Sunscreen

Protection Without Harmful Substances

One of my favorite ways to keep cool in the summer is to head to the river or the water. We have so many rivers within an hour and a half of Portland, and I have seemingly endless choices of water to enjoy for swimming or paddleboarding. One of my favorite features of SunBum is that it provides 80 minutes of water resistance to UVA and UVB rays in the water and 120 minutes outside of the water, meaning more time spent doing things I love and less time reapplying.

One feature I love most about this sunscreen and sunburn products, in general, is how nourishing and safe it is for your skin. Many competitor options contain chemicals that can harm fish, wildlife, reefs, and you — as someone who cares about the world I play in, that doesn’t fly with me. SunBum is reef-friendly, hypoallergenic, and paraben-free, meaning it’s less likely to aggravate your skin or our fish friends. To top it off, this lotion is vegan and cruelty-free so that everyone can use it. I’ve been using this sunscreen for years for paddleboarding, skiing, rock climbing, hiking, and more. If you can think of an outdoor activity done when the sun is out, I’ve probably worn this product while doing it.

SunBum SPF50 Original Sunscreen

The Buy

In recent years, SunBum has become so popular that it went from only existing in certain retailers to being easily found in pharmacies, grocery stores, and other big box stores. You can also purchase SunBum from the official website or other online retailers like Amazon. The going MSRP is $9.99. If you don’t want lotion, SunBum also has spray sunscreen and offers 30SPF for varied protection.

See SunBum SPF50 Original Sunscreen on Amazon

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Tuesday Kirby Kahl

Tuesday Kirby Kahl is a native Texan now residing in Portland, OR. In addition to her work as a writer, she’s a competitive climbing coach for youth and adult athletes. When she’s not working, you’ll find her rock climbing, exploring, skiing, and paddle boarding all over the Cascades. When at home, she’s usually tending to her collection or houseplants or painting with a cup of tea in hand.