Skin cancer is real. There are more than 9,500 people diagnosed every day. More than 3 million Americans have nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
As endurance athletes and triathletes, we need to be particularly careful. All of our activity occurs outside. I know so many people who had skin cancer, it’s scary.
Zealios Maker of Sun Barrier
I’ve been using Sun Barrier for a while now because I found that this product is superior to any of the store-bought brands on the market. It has a 45 SPF.
First off, it has 8% micronized Zinc Oxide and filters 98% of the harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause skin damage. It is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. I love that it is not greasy or chalky. It dries completely clear. It’s unscented and paraben and oil-free. But the best part, if you have sensitive skin, it won’t clog your pores and feels like a light lotion.
There are several different options – a 3 oz tube that lasts a really long time or a 32 oz bottle. The price of the Sun Barrier is $14.95 for a 3 oz tube.
Sun Barrier SPF 50 Reef Safe Sunscreen
The difference between the Sun Barrier and the Reef Safe sunscreen is that the Reef Safe has a higher SPF and Zinc Oxide than its counterpart. It also has a reef-safe formula and does not contain oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, and octocrylene.
This product has a 50 SPF and has 16.5% Zinc Oxide. Like the Sun Barrier, it has 98% filters of the harmful UVA and UVB rays and it is water-resistant for 80 minutes. It also comes in a 3 oz tube and it’s $17.95.
LipGuard SPF 28
The thing about Zealios is that they really address all the problems that triathletes and endurance athletes have. They even have a LipGuard with SPF 28 for UVA and UVB protection for your lips. It has ultra-long protection from sun, wind, and extreme elements. It contains shea butter, coconut, and jojoba oils to moisture lips. This is another product to get if you want to keep your lips protected as well. A single tube is $6.95.
Zealios as a Brand
A few years ago, a PR person introduced me to the brand and I fell in love. Zealios makes amazing products for swimming, cycling, and protection from the sun. I highly endorse all of their products and look forward to using them throughout my endurance training.
Go to http://www.TeamZealios.com today to pick up all your sunscreen products. And, for loyal readers, here’s 25% off by using the code: ZupWERENDURANCE21