Don’t Get Burned: Our Favorite Sunscreen and Sun Hats to Keep in the Car This Summer

Driving With The Top Open On The Jeep Wrangler 392
Driving with the top open on the Jeep Wrangler 392. Photo: Scotty Reiss

You know the drill: Wash, moisturize, sunscreen, makeup. In that order. At 7AM, of course. By 10 AM when the sun is high in the sky are you still protected? Probably not. To keep your sunscreen handy, pop a tube into your glove box or center console. That way you’ll have it handy when you need it.

We also recommend keeping a hat in the car for those moments when the sun is simply too hot or you need a little extra protection.

After using most of these products, here is what I personally recommend. You’ll even see many of the photos are my own, taken in my kitchen ,of products I own (pardon some of the wear marks on a few of them!). The others are next on my shopping list. Here’s how to stay in the sun but out of harm’s way this summer, and beyond.

The Best Sunscreen, Hands Down, Period: Super Goop Unseen Sunscreen

Super Goop Unseen Sunscreen
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The All-Around Best Sunscreen For Everyone: Super Goop Play

Super Goop Play Sunscreen
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Super Goop Dupe: Trader Joe’s Daily

Trader Joe'S Daily Sunscreen
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Touchups without Makeup Messup: Super Goop Re-Setting Mist

Super Goop Resetting Sunscreen
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Best Sunscreen for Sports: Neutrogena

Neutrogena Sunscreen
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Best Bargain Sunscreen: Banana Boat

Banana Boat Sunscreen
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Best Packable Straw Sun Hat: Furtalk

Furtalk Sun Hat
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My Personal Favorite Sun Hat: Lanzom Panama Hat

Lanzom Panama Sun Hat
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We Love The Pineapple and Star Visor Sun Hats For Adjustable Sizing

Pineapple Sun Hat
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Best Water-Friendly Sun Hat: East Water Safari Hats

Ew East Water Sun Hat
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