20 Ways You Can Protect Yourself From the Sun on Your Next Outdoor Run
Sun protection is so important. While it's always top-of-mind when doing outdoor activities like picnicking at the beach or laying out by the pool, it should also be a priority when exercising outdoors, especially when long distance running. "Sun protection is crucial to avoid aging and skin pigmentation," Shoko, NYC spa Premier57's Facial and Skin Therapist, tells POPSUGAR. Beyond cosmetic issues, sun exposure can also be the culprit behind lowered immune systems, eye damage, and even skin cancer. And according to research, the sun can cause damage to the body even hours after you head back indoors, making the usage of sun protection all the more important.
Thankfully, there are many different ways you can shield yourself from the sun's harmful rays while working up a sweat outside, from multipurpose sunblocks to UPF clothing. Keep reading for all the products you need so you can still fit in your daily run without having to worry about damaging your skin.