Spray sunscreens are easy to use, are a less-messy option and perfect for kids. But, the most important question is here: do they really work? Is it counterintuitive to spray your SPF into the air and let it settle on your skin? Let’s discuss.:
Really, do spray sunscreens work?
Yes! Spray sunscreens do work, they just have to be used properly. Like any sunscreen, you have to take the time to apply it correctly to ensure you are fully protected from the sun.
How do I apply spray sunscreen?
Spray sunscreens should always be applied at a close range and then rubbed into the skin. Even if a spray sunscreen says it is “no rub” you should rub it in to make sure you’ve covered all your skin, and it is applied evenly.
Beach tip: You should always avoid applying spray sunscreen in a windy area. Make sure it’s actually getting on your skin and not flying away in the breeze.
Which spray sunscreens do we recommend?
Any broad spectrum spray sunscreen will do, but for environmental reasons, you may want to stay away from spray sunscreens that have an aerosol propellant. Some great spray sunscreens for redheads are:
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 70: $29
Sun Bum Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray: $19
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Body and Face Sunscreen Spray: $27
COOLA Organic Sunscreen SPF 50 Sunblock Face Mist: $28
Rock it like a Redhead!
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