We often get asked why we don't make a spray sunscreen. Well, we're really glad you asked because there are several reasons we stand behind and recommend a lotion sunscreen versus a spray on sunscreen.
Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Toss Out The Spray Sunscreen
1. Many aerosol sunscreens contain alcohol and can be very flammable, which is all the more dangerous in sunny and hot conditions. Also alcohol can irritate and dry out skin.
2. Most spray sunscreens do not have physical sunscreen blockers like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Our Sun Barrier SPF 45 sunscreen is zinc-based providing broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. At Zealios, we're not willing to compromise on this. More info on UV radiation from the CDC here.
3. Half of the spray sunscreen ends up caught in the wind and not on your skin. We've all seen it happen - your $$$ just blowing down wind. And if the wind doesn't take all your spray sunscreen, your lungs could, yuck.
4. You typically don't use enough sunscreen when using spray. Additionally, many people fail to rub spray sunscreen in or get an uneven application which could leave you susceptible to burn and skin damage.
In conclusion, spray sunscreens might seem more convenient, but that comes at a cost. Choose your sunscreen wisely and wear it every day!