WHICH ONE SHOULD YOU USE?
With the increasing use and perceived "convenience" of spray sunscreens, it's important to understand the potential dangers. Having the facts will help you decide on the safest, most practical and effective method for applying sunscreen properly.
The most reliable application, and the one method that has been around for decades, is sunscreen lotion. Mineral sunscreen lotions that form a physical barrier are easy to blend and you can see the the coverage that will immediately begin protecting your skin. The simple application of a lotion also doesn't require you to be outside, or in a well ventilated area because it will not produce harmful fumes or mist. In fact, many sunscreen spray users will end up blending the product with their hands anyway to ensure an even layer.
Sunscreen sprays are everywhere - literally! What has been perceived to be a more "convenient" method, is actually not and it's even dangerous. New studies are warning of the dangers and risks associated with inhalation of the particles being sprayed into the air. The American Academy of Dermatology has warned of the dangers of chemical burns and lack of proper coverage, as well as the dangers associated with inhalation risks from the particles being sprayed into the air.