7 Things You Should Know about Spray Sunscreen ...


Spray sunscreen is the invention that finally got my oldest son to be willing to wear it, even when I wasnโ€™t around to remind him.

However, days after he returned from Boy Scout camp with a nearly empty can, I saw a news report that made me rethink using it again.

Sure, spray sunscreen is super convenient, especially if you have wiggly kids, but understanding it better is important so you can make the best choice for yourself and your family.

Check out these facts about it and youโ€™ll see what I mean.

1. They Can Cause Allergic Reactions

According to University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority, spray sunscreen is much more likely to cause an allergic reaction than creams or lotions.

Thatโ€™s because most of them absorb the sunโ€™s rays while they protect your skin.

In contrast, physical sunscreen deflect the sunโ€™s rays away from your skin, leaving you less prone to a skin reaction.

If you ever notice a rash, itching or other allergy symptoms after using a spray sunscreen, stop use and find a different product.

2. It Might Sting Eyes

Can you imagine spraying sunscreen directly on your face?

Me neither.

You can spray it into your hands, then rub it on your face and ears, but that sort of defeats the purpose of the product.

Getting sunscreen in your eyes is definitely not going to feel good, so be cautious.

3. You Still Have to Rub It in

When you use spray sunscreen, it might seem super convenient, but just spraying alone might result in missed spots.

After spraying the sunscreen on your body, youโ€™ll need to rub it in to be sure you get it all over your exposed skin.

So go ahead and spray, but be sure you spread it evenly all over your body before heading out into the sunshine.

Uneven Application
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