Face-first: here's what the pros use to protect their skin.
Face-first: here's what the pros use to protect their skin. (Hannah McCaughey)

The Skincare Routines of Pro Adventurers

Eight products used by athletes and expert adventurers to protect their faces from the elements

Face-first: here's what the pros use to protect their skin.
Hannah McCaughey

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Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes ($24)

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Surfer and photographer Anna Ehrgott travels nine months of the year, so on-the-go hygiene is a must. For a quick refresher without rinsing, these face wipes—infused with aloe, willow bark, and green tea—do the trick.

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Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap ($11)

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As a vanlifer, Brianna Madia is short on storage space. But she loves starting the day with fresh skin, so she looks for versatility. This soap, which she uses for sponge baths, moonlights as laundry detergent, dish liquid, and dog shampoo.

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Manda Organic Sun Paste Sunscreen ($28)

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Ehrgott’s sunscreen of choice swaps out reef-damaging chemicals for ground tree bark. But it doesn’t sacrifice effectiveness: it works as well as your standard SPF 50.

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Oshan Essentials LA After Sun Mano’i Oil ($29)

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Long days on the water are the norm for Ehrgott. To combat sun damage, she treats herself to this soothing, moisturizing blend of 12 oils made from organic ingredients.

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Sun Bum Original SPF 50 Sunscreen ($16)

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Last winter, professional skier Drew Petersen kept a bottle of this nongreasy hydrating formula in his truck at all times.

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Jack Black Intense Therapy SPF 25 Lip Balm ($8)

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Ultrarunner Clare Gallagher picked this up on a tip from Conrad Anker. Packed with antioxidants and emollients, it’s ideal for extreme temperatures and conditions. In a pinch, it can also be used on your face.

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Badger Clear Zinc SPF 30 Sunscreen ($17)

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Madia is religious about sun protection, and this is her go-to solution. The unscented cream sticks around, even in water. Huge plus: instead of environmentally damaging ingredients, Badger uses non-nano zinc oxide.

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Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen ($12)

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When climber Steph Davis moved to the Utah desert 23 years ago, she resolved to start giving her skin the attention it deserves. Now she doesn’t venture outside without first slathering on this lightweight lotion.

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From Outside Magazine, August 2018 Lead Photo: Hannah McCaughey

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