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I Took the Banana Boat SunComfort Sand Challenge

Sunscreen is a MUST year-round, but it’s especially important to wear it during the summer months. As someone who never tans, I never leave the house without applying sunscreen. I can go from pasty white to lobster red in a matter of hours. We plan to spend time at the many local beaches in our area and you can bet that sunscreen will be in my beach bag.

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

One annoying thing about wearing sunscreen at the beach is having sand stick to your skin. Ever try to get sand their off your body after you apply sunscreen? It’s not as easy as it sounds. Banana Boat has introduced their new Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Spray to tackle this issue and invited me to take the Banana Boat SunComfort Sand Challenge. Was I up for the challenge? Of course!

They provided me with the Banana Boat SunComfort Sand Challenge Tool Kit. It included:

  • Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Spray
  • A small bag of sand
  • A container
  • One gift card to use to test out the competition

I also received a nice beach towel and pail and shovel perfect for the beach.

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Ready to start? Let’s go.

Step 1. Using the lid of the container, spread sand out in an even single layer.

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Step 2. Apply a layer of Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Spray to your left forearm and rub in. Wait a couple minutes for it to dry.

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Step 3. Apply a layer of a competitor’s sunscreen to your right forearm and rub in. Wait a couple minutes for it to dry.

Step 4. Using one arm at a time, press each of your forearms into the sand.

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Step 5. One arm at a time, use your hand to wipe away the sand on your arm into the container.

I took photos of what happened with each arm after I wiped off the sand. This arm had Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Spray on it.

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This arm had the competitor’s sunscreen.

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Notice the difference? The arm with Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Spray didn’t have a speck of sand on it while the other arm had sand that wouldn’t easily brush off.

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Banana Boat for the win in this challenge! This is the sunscreen I want with me at the beach. No more sticky sandy mess!

Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Spray is the only sunscreen that you can spray on, go in the sand and it will flick off your skin with barely any effort. It’s available in SPF 30 and SPF 50+. In addition to sand easily brushing off your skin, it also helps to relieve dryness and is water resistant (80 minutes). It’s also good for everyday use.  I liked that it wasn’t greasy and easily absorbed into my skin very quickly.

Pick up Banana Boat SunComfort Sunscreen Spray before you hit the beach this summer. It’s available in most major retailers across Canada and has a SRP of $9.99.

This summer don’t let sand get in your way of fun at the beach. I plan to be protected from the sun and sand-free!

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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